Gasparilla: Tampa’s Mardi Gras

The Gasparilla Pirate Festival is a unique Tampa tradition. It takes place annually on the third Saturday in January and includes over a month’s worth of pirate-themed activities. It’s best known for the Gasparilla Parade. This local festival is named after Jose Gaspar, a mythical Spanish pirate. The festivities begin with an “invasion” of Tampa […]

3 Days in Orlando

Orlando Has Depth There is much more to do than the Mickey. When we think of Orlando, Florida the first think that comes to mind is Disney. True, Walt so to speak  put Orlando on the map. Ever since the early 1960s, when Walt Disney chose Central Florida as the location for his most extensive […]

Be Careful. Advice for Portuguese men-of-war on South Florida beaches

It is the season of the sting in South Florida beaches. Be warned and you will be fine. You do not want to go near these creatures. “Pretty blue balloons with nasty stinging tentacles have washed up on South Florida’s beaches, with the arrival of Portuguese man-of-war season. Lifeguard stands across the region are flying […]

Disney World Raises Ticket Prices, Announces New Park Openings

Disney World Raises Ticket Prices   The popular Orlando, Florida vacation destination  announced ticket prices will go up this week. Anywhere from $2 to $5 per day. Also Florida resident tickets are on the rise. While that may be disturbing, Disney has announced new rides and park openings like Toy Story Land this year and […]

The 7 Best Places For Fishing In Florida

Florida having the Atlantic Ocean on the East, the Gulf of Mexico on the West plus hundreds of lakes and rivers, it is no wonder that there are so many different locations for you to catch some large game fish. With so many different locations, were going to narrow it down for you and give […]

Miami America’s Rudest City

Miami is America’s Rudest City According to Travel and Leisure Miami now ranks number 1 as the rudest city in the USA. Last year it was a runner up.   They say it is hard to imagine it is so bad with the weather and beaches, which by the way Miami ranks as one of the […]

Top 3 Biker Events in Florida

The Sunshine State is one of the places in the U.S. that motorcycle riding can be nearly a year round activity.  Only the rainiest months will deter the avid rider, and with proper riding gear even Northern Florida can be explored by bike in the winter months of the year. Here we take a look […]

The 3 Best Trails For Bike Riding In Florida

It’s hard to choose one single part of Florida, but a strong contender for the award goes to the versatility of the terrain. Whether you love the beaches or the forests, Florida pretty much has it all, and that means no matter what your interests are, you can find a place in Florida to do […]

Where to Go Freshwater Fishing in Florida

Florida is a popular tourist destination best known for its beaches and amusement parks. In case there was not enough of a reason for you to visit Florida already, it also has some of the best freshwater fishing locations in the country. Whether you are visiting for a week or a full time resident you […]

My 3 Favorite Snorkel Spots in the Florida Keys

The Florida keys being surrounded by tropical waters are not just for fishing, boating and jet skiing. The Keys have some world class snorkeling and scuba diving. John Pennekamp State Park is perhaps the best known and located in Key Largo. Its over 70 square miles and was the first underwater park in the United […]