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Stories and Tips Tampa Bay

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Red Sox 11, Tampa Bay 3 and Many Happy Red Sox Fans

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 30 Apr, 2005

"The Red Sox are a religion. Every year we reenact the agony and temptation in the Garden. Baseball's child's play? Well, up here in Boston, it's a passion play."--George V. Higgins, Time Magazine After the military honor guard, ceremonial first pitch, and national…Read More


Written by iwannatravelmore on 06 Nov, 2007

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Batting Practice with My Idiots.

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 30 Apr, 2005

This is what heaven must look like.--Fred Pfannenstiel, a lifelong Red Sox fan It certainly felt like heaven when Erika, Todd, and I arrived at Tropicana Field a couple of hours before game time. I just looked up to see where we were sitting for…Read More

Ybor City

Written by Gigi on 01 Apr, 2002

Ybor City is the Latin section of Tampa made famous by it's once prosperous cigar factories. Now it is being slowly revitalized with shops, night clubs, and restaurants, while preserving as much of the original architecture as possible. Even so, I still find this place somewhat…Read More

Bern's Fine Wine & Spirits

Written by Gigi on 26 Jun, 2001

Bern's Fine Wine & Spirits is located just up the street from Bern's Steakhouse on the corner of South Howard & W. Morrison Avenues, Tampa. Opened in 1996 as an offshoot of the famous steakhouse to sell some of the wines that patrons have enjoyed…Read More

Tampa International Airport

Written by gooseboy54481 on 15 Jul, 2006

This was one of the nicest airports I've been to, although admittedly also one of the largest. The pleasant, open atmosphere makes the long commute from the terminal to the gates tolerable. I would definitely plan some extra time when arriving at the airport compared…Read More

Fort DeSoto Beach

Written by MuchToDo on 19 Aug, 2006

Fort Desoto Beach is not really in Tampa. It's closer to St. Petersburg. I don't remember the name of the town, but it's considered a Tampa Bay area beach. Fort Desoto was voted the #1 beach in America in 2005. Since we were visiting Orlando,…Read More

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