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Staycation vs Shortcation: Florida Getaways You Can Afford

“Staycation” vs. “Shortcation”: Four Great (Short) Florida Getaways

When talk at the soccer game or baseball practice turns to summer plans, chances are you’ll hear something like this: “Oh, we can’t take a vacation this year. We’re going to do a staycation instead.” Ah, the “staycation,” that 21st-century buzzword that means “stay home and pretend you’re on vacation.” It’s a budget-friendly alternative to […]

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Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {Oct 21st-23rd}

Friday, October 21st Art on the House Come visit the museum on Friday night to enjoy all the exhibitions on display. Time: 4 pm – 8 pm Cost: Pay-as-you-will admission to the museum Location: Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa M.O.M’s Friday Night Market The M.O.M’s Friday Night Market was created to enhance the […]

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Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {Oct 14th-16th}

Friday, October 14th Art on the House Come visit the museum on Friday night to enjoy all the exhibitions on display. Time: 4 pm – 8 pm Cost: Pay-as-you-will admission to the museum Location: Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa M.O.M’s Friday Night Market The M.O.M’s Friday Night Market was created to enhance the […]

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Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {Sept 23th-25th}

Friday, September 23rd Art on the House Come visit the museum on Friday night to enjoy all the exhibitions on display. Time: 4 pm – 8 pm Cost: Pay-as-you-will admission to the museum Location: Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa M.O.M’s Friday Night Market The M.O.M’s Friday Night Market was created to enhance the […]

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Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {Sept 2nd-4th}

Friday, September 2nd Art on the House Come visit the museum on Friday night to enjoy all the exhibitions on display. Time: 4 pm – 8 pm Cost: Pay-as-you-will admission to the museum Location: Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa M.O.M’s Friday Night Market The M.O.M’s Friday Night Market was created to enhance the […]

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15 Things to Do at Walt Disney World - Without Going to a Park

15 Things to Do at Walt Disney World:: Without Going to a Park

It’s a fact of life for us budget-conscious Walt Disney World fans that our Florida Resident Seasonal (now Silver) Passes come with one big drawback: blockout dates. We’re lucky to live here in Disney’s extended backyard. For much of the year, our weekends are chock-full of FastPass+ selections, dining reservations, character photos and repeating “Por […]

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Get Lost in a Maze of Sunflowers at Sweetfields Farm

Sunflowers have long been admired for their beauty and happy disposition. With their bright yellow petals also known as rays, sunflowers always cheer me up and remind me of the warm Florida sun. If you want to add some extra sunshine to your spring, plan a day trip to visit Sweetfields Farm for its annual sunflower […]

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Train ride at the Florida Railroad Museum

Train Excursions Await at the Florida Railroad Museum

If you have a little locomotive engineer like I do, you’re sure to find that a weekend train excursion at the Florida Railroad Museum is well worth the drive to rural Manatee County. When you arrive in Parrish, about 30 miles south of Tampa, follow the train tracks. Just don’t expect them to lead you to a “look […]

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