2020 Tampa Bay Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Gasparilla pirate Fest

HISTORY The Gasparilla Pirate Festival is a large parade and a host of related community events held almost every year since 1904 in Tampa, Florida celebrating the apocryphal legend of José Gaspar (also known as Gasparilla), a mythical Spanish pirate who supposedly operated in Southwest Florida in the early 1800s. Tampa’s Gasparilla season runs from mid-January to early March and features three large parades. The focal point of Gasparilla is the Parade of Pirates, […]

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Best Craft Beer Breweries in Amsterdam

BeerAwards

While Amsterdam is known for “Coffee Shops”, it often overshadows the fantastic selection of craft beers that cannot be found anywhere in the United States.  And no, we’re not talking about Heineken, although the tour was quite impressive! Covering everything from creative young local breweries to established tasting houses and well-stocked craft beer bars, Amsterdam’s craft and speciality beer game […]

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Pra Nang Thai Cooking School in Chiang Mai

Thai Cooking Class Ingredients

One of the best parts of Thai culture besides the people is the FOOD! Thai food has an amazing array of dishes, spices, desserts, and drinks.  This is why when we visited Thailand, we decided to learn how to cook a dish (or 4) from an authentic Thai chef.  Enter the Pra Nang Thai Cooking School! Pra Nang Thai Cooking School […]

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Raglan Road Irish Pub at Disney Springs

Disney Springs Aerial Photo

“Wait, did they say Disney Springs?”  Yes, we did!  You don’t need to pay the steep admission price to go to Disney Springs like you would any of the other attractions.  In fact, Disney Springs offers free parking on the premises.  Of course, they more than make up for this with the hundreds of shops, shows, and restaurants that are […]

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311’s Beautiful Disaster IPA Review

You may know the band 311 from the hit songs over he last 2 decades.  It all started with the song “Down” back in the early nineties when the band from Omaha, Nebraska moved to Los Angeles, California and made a hit record.  These days, 311 is still a successful touring band and just recently released “Mosaic” which charted in […]

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