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Stories and Tips St. Petersburg

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Tarpon Springs: Florida's Little Greece

Written by Eve Carr on 13 Aug, 2002

When I travel, I love to zero in on what I call the real places of the world. In Tarpon Springs, in West Central Florida, about 30 miles northwest of St. Petersburg I found a small, but extremely vibrant, authentic Greek community. Although this…Read More

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Treat Yourself to the Vinoy Experience

Written by Eve Carr on 22 Mar, 2001

This is a classic travel story. One evening in 1927, a Mrs. Mae Risher and her husband were dining at the elegant Vinoy in St. Petersburg, Florida. Before leaving the dining room, they asked the waiter for a paper cup of water for their thirsty…Read More

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Enjoy Nature at its Finest in Florida

Written by Eve Carr on 22 Mar, 2001

The St. Petersburg/Clearwater/Central Florida area is a nature lover’s paradise. Of course, there are the beaches, a definite major attraction. But there is so much more here for the nature lover. It’s difficult to select a favorite nature experience here — there are so…Read More

More on Big Cat Rescue...

Written by cmcintire77 on 23 Feb, 2005

Once known as Wildlife on Easy Street, this place is a sure eye-opener for those of you who may have had the thought cross your mind of getting a large cat. It has the world's largest and most diverse collection of rare and exotic cats.…Read More

History of the West Coast

Written by Tolik on 20 Jul, 2002

Juan Ponce de Leon was the first European to set foot upon these shores, somewhere in Charlotte harbor in 1513. In 1539, while searching for gold, Hernando de Soto sailed into Tampa Bay. The Indian tribes living there called their village `Tanpa`, which means `sticks…Read More

Frequent Flyer miles vs. Money

Written by texana on 08 Aug, 2001

I've logged an incredible number of FF miles hauling back and forth to Florida. Delta gives 1000 each way. American figures actual miles of about 960. However if I can get a really cheap flight, I pass the opportunity to get miles. I figure the…Read More

Sharks, not a real problem here, I hope!

Written by texana on 08 Aug, 2001

The waters off the beaches of the St. Petersburg area are shallow. I've always noticed sharks, but never gave them much of a thought until the recent shark attacks. Although I love swimming at dawn, I'm stepping into the water later when more people are…Read More

What to do with your visiting time with Mother

Written by texana on 13 Nov, 2000

I've driven my mother miles and miles and hours and hours around the St. Pete area. Where? (in case you have the same task). Drive the Beach road along St. Pete Beach all the up to Clearwater Beach. Stop for ice cream along…Read More

St. Petersburg-Clearwater Int'l Airport

Written by texana on 02 Nov, 2000

This is the smaller airport on the St. Petersburg-Clearwater side of Tampa Bay on Hwy 19. It's much easier to get in and out of. Often the less expensive airlines offer flights. It's much closer to St. Pete than the big airport…Read More

Flea Markets/Shopping Mall

Written by Mary Ann M on 29 Jan, 2001

Since we just arrived back from St. Petersburg Beach, a few additional and hopefully helpful tips on bad/cold weather is a must. Just our luck, it was quite cold the end of Jan. and you can be at a loss for ideas on what…Read More

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