Sunshine State of Mind

From the state parks to the theme parks we cover everything that’s fun under the Florida sun! Whether you’re a visitor or a permanent tourist like us, we want to help you get the most out of your time in Florida.

This week we catch up on what's opening soon and talk about the ever-evolving Covid situation as we start to inch back to normal.  Also, Shannon checks out a trendy Tampa restaurant, and Andy has a close encounter with a manatee.

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We're back after an unplanned hiatus!  This week we tell you where we've been, and talk about our trip to the Dali Museum in downtown St. Petersburg to see the "Van Gogh Alive" exhibit.

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We talk about our week off for Spring Break where we visited Silver Springs State Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Pass-a-Grille Beach, and went out for a deep-sea fishing trip on a party boat out of Clearwater Beach.

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Florida continues to grow, and this winter will probably send even more people to the Sunshine State.  This week we take a look at, and react to US News & World Report's list of the best Florida cities to move to in 2021.

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This week we went to Spring Hill for a kayaking trip on the Weeki Wachee River and review the experience on this river famous for its crystal clear water and frequent manatee sightings.  Also, a new theme park is on the way, live music returns to Busch Gardens, and a visit to Cockroach Bay Preserve State Park.

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This week we checked out the Second Saturday Art Walk in downtown St. Petersburg, a fun monthly event where you can grab a local beer, check out some local art, meet the artists, all while in an easy-going setting.  There are lots of Art Walks all around Florida for you to check too.

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Hey, our hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers just won the Super Bowl!  We'll talk about that for a few minutes before getting back to our normal Florida discussion.  This week we talk about some little-known gems we've never talked about or even heard of, before.

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Tampa is hosting the Super Bowl in just a couple of weeks, and the hometown Buccaneers are the first team to ever play in the big game on their home turf.  If you're coming to town, a local, or just somebody who might visit one day, we have a big list of outdoor, Covid friendly, things to do around town.

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This week we take a look at the year ahead and all the best new Florida attractions we except (and hope) to open in 2021.

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Happy New Year!  This week we got 2021 started by taking our new kayak on it's maiden voyage through the mangrove forests of Weedon Island Preserve.  A great little nature preserves along the shores of Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg.

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