Camping at Fort Desoto Park, St Petersburg, Florida

Fort Desoto Park, St. Petersburg, Florida I almost hesitate to write about this or include photographs.  It is in my adopted hometown, a place I've lived for the past thirty years for the most part.   There is so much to like about Fort Desoto Park- which is partly why its beaches are constantly ranked some … Continue reading Camping at Fort Desoto Park, St Petersburg, Florida

Exploring the Central Arts District in St. Petersburg, Florida

Discovering the Central Arts District A lot of travelers now want to get "off the beaten path" and in St. Petersburg, the beaten path tends to be along the beautiful waterfront of Beach Drive and includes the incredible Renaissance Vinoy Resort, Chihuly Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of History, Salvador Dali Museum, Mahaffey Theatre … Continue reading Exploring the Central Arts District in St. Petersburg, Florida

Egmont Key Snorkeling Trip in St Petersburg Florida

A ferry ride to Egmont Key for Snorkeling Having lived in the Tampa Bay Area for 25 years I found it odd I hadn't explored Egmont Key before. Afterall, it is easy to get to and is a wonderful outdoor experience filled with all the things I enjoy. We set off with friends for the … Continue reading Egmont Key Snorkeling Trip in St Petersburg Florida

A Lesson in Hospitality: How NOT to get new members at LA Fitness

A Hospitality Lesson for LA Fitness This morning my partner and I decided we would go to LA Fitness to take a yoga class. He's been a member for a long time and I keep talking about switching gyms so I figured I'd go as his guest and give it a try. We rode our … Continue reading A Lesson in Hospitality: How NOT to get new members at LA Fitness

St. Petersburg Arts Experience

The St. Petersburg Arts Experience St. Petersburg is a vibrant and exciting city that is known for its arts and cultural scene in several distinct districts.  One way to get a taste of it all is with the Morean Arts Center’s St. Pete Arts Experience ticket that includes four experiences in three distinct arts districts … Continue reading St. Petersburg Arts Experience

Kayaking through nature in urban St. Petersburg, Florida

Weedon Island Reserve - St. Petersburg Weedon Island Preserve, as it is called, is a natural reserve of over 3,000 acres of mostly marine ecosystems though there are also trails and boardwalks.  We opted for kayaking on a very pleasant day in December as we had long time friends from France visiting who wanted to … Continue reading Kayaking through nature in urban St. Petersburg, Florida

Little-known Nature Reserve with Bike Trails in St. Petersburg, Florida

Boyd Hill Nature Park is a great day out and a nice bike ride location While we love to travel, often some of the hidden gems of our own region surprise us.  That is what happened when I went to Boyd Hill Nature Park in the south side of St. Petersburg, Florida recently. We took … Continue reading Little-known Nature Reserve with Bike Trails in St. Petersburg, Florida