“Pirates, parades and piratechnics” land on the shores of Tampa every winter and have been doing so for more than a century! It’s called Gasparilla. Ever heard of it? I sure hadn’t, but natives describe it as an adult mardis gras with beads, parties and costumes, so of course I had to check it, Read More

I’ve traveled to nearly two dozen countries on four continents, yet I have never visited an all-inclusive resort, which is seemingly the easiest introduction to overseas travel. In the beginning I was skeptical that I could truly relax, but by the end it wasn’t too hard to figure out. The best comparison I have, Read More

Love that electronic dance music? Don’t want to put on those high heels just yet? Want a cocktail (or seven) during the day to make this the best Vegas trip ever? We’ve got just the place for you! Las Vegas sprang out of the dusty desert and turned into a major tourist attraction.  While, Read More