Long Journey of New York City Ferries

Long Journey of New York City Ferries

  New York City has expanded their ferry services to a new level using sleek, high speed ferries. In 2016, NYC’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, gave the contract for the construction of those ferries to a company named Metal Shark, whose shipyard is near Lafayette, Louisiana. If you’re thinking Louisiana is a long way from […]

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival takes you Under the Sea

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival takes you Under the Sea

Each year the Pier 60 grounds at Clearwater Beach become a scene of the Sugar Sand Festival. It is an event around which vacations are planned and plenty of fun for the regulars is had. Long before the 21,000 square foot tent is opened, sand sculptors from far and wide to create their masterpieces. The […]

Mardi Gras Lights Up Dunedin, Florida

Mardi Gras Lights Up Dunedin, Florida

Florida loves parties and Mardi Gras is a perfect excuse. On that famous Fat Tuesday, every year, the streets of Dunedin, Florida become a beloved spot for thousands of people to gather and celebrate this peculiar holiday. Like many other raucous and wild holidays, Mardi Gras, also known as Carnival, is associated with a religious […]

Two Days of Winter in Florida

Two Days of Winter in Florida

We have a running joke on the west coast of Florida regarding our winter lasting two days. It isn’t true, of course, but it is based on a pattern. When cold fronts come down into our area, it can actually get cold. What is cold for someone who lives in Florida? Cold is 35 degrees […]

Florida has Parrots?

Florida has Parrots?

Parrots in Florida Each morning as I sit on my porch, a screeching fills the sky. A moment later, a flock of parrots flies over. The green birds let everyone know they are coming while they apparently communicate to one another about – well, who knows what. Parrots arrived, or at least were noticed, back […]