Millions of tourists flock to the beautiful beaches of the St. Petersburg area each year. Yet by dedicating all of their time to the Gulf Coast shore, many miss out on really experiencing one of the most vibrant cities in the U.S. With that in mind, I present to you twelve more reasons to visit St. Pete. Continue reading Beyond the Beach: 12 Reasons to Visit St. Pete, Florida
Fort De Soto Park is a Florida camper’s dream. In addition to the lush, private campsites and the hundred activities you can enjoy at this beautiful beachfront park, the campground location is awesome. In minutes you can be in downtown St. Pete and the Gulf beaches.
This is one of my favorite campgrounds in the country. Read on to find out why. Continue reading A Camper’s Guide to Fort De Soto Park
Little did we know that a couple of planned stops in the St. Pete metro area would evolve into a celebration of a man whom I never knew… A man whose contributions to the sailing world cannot be understated. Two days after our arrival on the Pinellas Peninsula, we will come to believe that kismet that led us this particular place, on this particular weekend. Continue reading St. Pete and Dunedin, Florida: Toasting Clark Mills – Father of the Optimist Pram Sailboat
What can one do in Florida when it’s cold and rainy? Hunt for antiques! Along the way we will make friends with shop kitties, rearrange our car 5 times to fit more stuff in, and come to the conclusion that Florida is a treasure hunter’s paradise. Continue reading Antique Hunting in Florida
During our January 2019 trip to Cedar Key, we camped for the first time at Shell Mound, a Levy County park. While the campground is 12 miles from downtown Cedar Key, it’s an easy drive into town, and the campground views of the salt marsh and Gulf of Mexico are gorgeous. From the campground there … Continue reading Campground Review: Shell Mound in Cedar Key, Florida
One doesn’t just happen upon Cedar Key. This place is pretty isolated, which is just one of the reasons it is so very special. If you are looking for a taste of Old Florida , this just might be the place you find it. Continue reading A Taste of Old Florida in Cedar Key
“It is necessary to leave the impersonal highway, to step inside the rusty gate and close it behind. One is now inside the orange grove, out of one world and mysteriously in the heart of another. And after long years of spiritual homelessness, of nostalgia, here is that mystic loveliness of childhood again.” — Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Cross Creek, 1942) Continue reading Southward We Wander: Tiny North Florida Towns (Part 2)
Taking a little break from blogging our great western road trip, the next few posts will focus on our January road trip to Florida. Over the course of two weeks, we saw fresh and salt water in colors from black as oil to aqua blue to crystal clear, experienced ecosystems and wild creatures unlike any we’ve seen before, ate a variety of delicious regional foods, had a serendipitous meeting in St. Pete, visited the homes and final resting places of some of our favorite authors, and spent a surprising amount of time shivering from the cool weather. Continue reading Southward We Wander: Tiny North Florida Towns (Part 1)
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