Tag: Things to do

Tampa Bay has been investing in the technology industry and we are seeing the affects of that in our economy. With over 150 starts ups the Tampa area is gaining national attention. With multiple tech companies seeing growth, and a large number of industry jobs at places like American Express, Chase, Honeywell, and Citi, you […]

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I’ve been training for a half-marathon and using it as an opportunity to find some of the longer nature trails around St. Pete.  Weedon Island Preserve I miss the dirt trails I used to run on around Alachua County and Weedon Island is my replacement, unless I want to drive across the bridge to Hernando […]

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St Petersburg Florida is a city filled with art. Since 2015 the city has been supporting an annual mural festival, called Shine, inviting local and international artists to make our city more beautiful. There are over 500 murals now in St Petersburg. There are a few ways to explore if you’d like to know more […]

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I had family in town last week, and we decided to create our own brewery tour of St. Pete. It was such a fun day, we got on bikes as the end of Central Ave and rode to local breweries all afternoon. If you don’t know some of these places yet it is worth your […]

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Ozona is a cute town on the ocean between Dunedin and Palm Harbor. The heart of the town is off alt 19, there is an interesting few blocks near Orange and Bay Street. There are several marinas along the water, and if you go out on a boat there is a small bay that’s protected […]

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Chassahowitzka is only a couple hours north and it’s a great place to sneak in some time watching manatees. There’s a campground with a kayak rental area. Shhh it’s a secret

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There are a lot of beaches that are closer to St. Pete, but this one is usually empty compared to them. It’s also a state park, so if you have a park pass you can get in free. There is a snack shack in one of the two buildings near the parking area, and it […]

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Localtopia 2018 was a big hit. There was a large turnout,  it would have been hard to find parking for my bike except for the free bike valet service offered on site. It’s the little things that make me love you, St. Pete <3 There were tea booths, metal workers, dog trainers, bellydancers, chiropractors, local […]

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I got to see Vinoy Park in festival mode a few weeks ago. The Sunshine Music Festival took over the park, with two stages and lots of vendors. It wasn’t very sunny this year, but the music was worth braving the cold temperatures. Let’s hope for a sunnier day next year! Bands included Galactic, Hot […]

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Gulfport is an adorable town just Southwest of St. Petersburg, not surprisingly its at the point where the bay meets the gulf. There’s a few streets on the beach filled with shops and restaurants. I decided to grab dinner at one that offered sidewalk seating across from the volleyball courts. It was a beautiful place […]

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