I haven’t been able to convince anyone to go with me to Gasparilla, Tampa’s legendary pirate-themed holiday, since 2013 when my car was mobbed by hundreds of confused drunk people who thought the road was closed to traffic. Thankfully, The Tarpon Turtle provided a safer alternative to Tampa’s celebrations this
It's hard for a new pizza place to find its niche in a town that already has great pizza. Here in Tampa Bay, the New York slice is king. Gino's in Palm Harbor has been serving us great pizza for 25 years, and Tony's has got Dunedin and Clearwater covered. So where
I must have looked strange photographing every blooming thing in the Florida Botanical Gardens at 5 different camera settings, but no one looked twice. The Florida Botanical Gardens is a great place to take a stroll, stop and smell the flowers, and practice photography. On this particular visit, I was practicing photographing flowers up close at
For many years I've thought of Largo as a sort of through city - a place you drive through on your way to either Clearwater or St. Petersburg - not as a destination in and of itself. But the more I get to know the area, the more I see
It was an unusually cold day in Florida today, and I knew just what to do - go see some manatees. On Florida's colder days, our manatees congregate in the warm waters of our natural springs and industrial power plants. For residents of Tampa, FL, Apollo Beach is the place
It was a great day to visit Tampa Bay Downs. The weather was in the low 70's, it was the University of Maryland Alumni Club's Tampa Day at the Races, and it was Cap Giveaway Day.
Clutching my email reservation and dressed in red, I made my way to the Party Suite
Florida Illustrated was founded in July 2015 with the goal of creating an image-centric blog devoted to the state of Florida. Since then, I've attended dozens of events in the Tampa Bay area, and posted hundreds of photos on Florida Illustrated.
I visited 3 different art galleries: (1)The TECO Public Art Gallery in Tampa