Photos by Howard Walker.

Rolls Trip: Cruising the Tamiami Trail in a Cullinan Black Badge

“Does your gator bite?” It seemed like a reasonable question as four feet of beady-eyed, scaly-skinned baby alligator was thrust into my hands for a quick photo op. “Not right […]

A view of the gulf.

To the beaches! An escape to TradeWinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach

With only a few weeks left of summer break and the uncertainty of the new school year looming, I felt the ocean calling my name.  As a beach girl, my […]

The Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale.

T is for Travel: Safe staycations and great rates for Floridians

For the last several weeks, we’ve been teasing the content of this year’s A to Z Issue, a celebration of people and businesses who have been successfully riding the turbulent waves of […]

A couple begins their hassle-free escape. Photo: James Flynn.

Paradise Without a Passport: A quick getaway to The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Editor’s Note: The new dRTB series, “Paradise Without a Passport,” offers recommendations for in-state (and just out-of-state) travel destinations ideal for the present moment. Why does everything I own remind […]

The author and her son at the Marriott Water Street.

Close But Far Apart: A socially distanced getaway at Tampa's Marriott Water Street

This past Father’s Day, I had to get away for the day with my son. We were both without dads; his father (my husband) died six years ago, and my own […]

Photo credit: Wheels Up.

J is for Jets: Flying right and giving back

This year’s A to Z Issue celebrates people and businesses who have been successfully riding the turbulent waves of change and offering service and hope to the community at large. The […]

Ready to help you fly right at Sheltair.

Busy Skies: Sheltair sees private aviation taking off again

It appears that Tampa is flying again. So it seemed earlier this month when I spoke with Clayton Lackey of Sheltair Aviation, the private hangar at Tampa International Airport. When the country […]

Driving Force: RV One’s Don Strollo Talks About the Importance of Giving Back

Family is a subject that comes up a lot when you talk to Don Strollo.  And no wonder. He and his brothers, Matt and Mark Strollo, grew up in the […]

Daniel and Lauren take a Sahara selfie.

The Nomad Effect: They lived on the road — until the pandemic stranded them in Morocco

Chances are you’ve heard of Lauren Davenport and Daniel Fernandez, and not just because they run a successful healthcare communications firm in St. Petersburg.  It’s because this spring they made […]

A Grand Rock sunset at Brush Creek Ranch.

Bucket List Adventures: Once-in-a-lifetime trips to dream about for when the pandemic is over

Editor’s Note: When this story went to press for our Spring 2020 Great Outdoors Issue, we had no idea that the COVID-19 pandemic would upend all kinds of travel — […]