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

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

How St. Petersburg became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida – Part 1

How St. Petersburg became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida - Part 1 This post is part of a series that looks at how St. Petersburg, Florida became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida.  This series is an update to a presentation to the annual Florida Association of Museum's … Continue reading How St. Petersburg became the cultural center of the west coast of Florida – Part 1

Great Biking Trails in Tampa, Florida

Flatwoods Bike Trails, Tampa, Florida There is a terrific area in northeast Tampa called Flatwoods that has the most incredible opportunities for mountain biking that we recently encountered on a five hour trail experience. Flatwoods is very easy to get to from anywhere in the Tampa Bay area as it is minutes from the expressway … Continue reading Great Biking Trails in Tampa, Florida