Category Archives: Tampa Bay Treasures

Dining, Lodging and Activities in Tampa Bay, Florida

Lobster Haven is Lobster Heaven

Over the years one finds that some of the best places to eat are not fancy; sometimes border lining on being considered a dump. One such hidden gem is tucked away in a strip mall on Hillsborough Avenue right before … Continue reading

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A Day with the Fishes at The Florida Aquarium

Living in Florida definitely has its advantages, one of the best being that almost the entire state is wrapped in a wonderful mantle of beautiful sand beaches that fan out into gorgeous ocean views. There is easy access for divers and … Continue reading

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It’s All Greek To Me – Hellas Restaurant and Bakery

Hellas means ‘Greece’ in Greek. By the crowd waiting outside to get in, it should also mean “there is a good reason to try out our restaurant”. Open since 1970, this is one popular place. Be aware that Hellas is … Continue reading

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Favorite Florida State Park & Beach Pick – Honeymoon Island State Park

Four wonderful miles of mostly quiet white sand beaches including a pet beach section that is not overrun by tourists, a slice of real Florida nature and helpful facilities including bathhouses, plenty of parking, snack bar, various rentals and a nature … Continue reading

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Era ends for “White Queen of the Gulf”

While trying to decide what my inaugural blog entry would be, some bittersweet news about one of my favorite hotels here in the Tampa Bay area came to my attention. The fate of the Belleview Biltmore Resort and Spa has been … Continue reading

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