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What’s in Tampa?

On Tampa Bay, along Florida's Gulf Coast, is a city named after the many lightning strikes received in the area - Tampa may mean "Sticks of Fire" (derived from the Calusa language spoken by a Native American Tribe that lived in Tampa Bay area). Tampa is a major business center. Museums and other cultural offerings can be found there. Ybor City neighborhood, developed by Cuban and Spanish cigar-factory workers at the turn of the 20th century, is a wonderful dining and nightlife destination...What else can be found there?

What’s in Orlando?

Orlando pretty much equates to family-fun, which is a good thing for families like mine that may have three or more little monsters tearing up the living room couch. Orlando is a playground for kids and adults alike. This is where all parents try to achieve that sweet spot a bit earlier...bed time. Take them to the theme parks and drain those kiddies' energy levels so they simply pass out from over-stimulation. But Orlando has other hidden gems that are muted from the rats' excessive marketing machine....I'll try to relay the few gems, but forgive me if I show two or three more theme park-related images; Search engines are virtually over-run by images of Studios or mice when simply searching "Orlando".

Quick look at livestock exhibit (pigs) at Clay County Fair

Aside from rides and fried-everything food stands, Clay County Fair has a weighty surprise for visitors to gawk at.

Strawberry Field | Homestead, Florida

Strawberry fields forever...Nothing is real, except the escape from life's stressing moments when you're hand-picking nature's candy.

Hemingway Revisted | Key West, Florida

Travel is enlightening in and of itself. But add some passion and knowledge about an author that inspires you in the mix...Presto! you just made memories that will change your life.

When lost in Miami ask a hooker for directions, Miami, Florida

When you're lost in a city best thing to do is consult with a local street walker.

Escaping the Everglades, Florida

They escape the Everglades at night with hissing Alligators on their trail and airborne assassins closing in.

Beach and balls, Naked on South Beach, Miami, Fl.

There are beach balls then there are balls on the beach. A journey of humiliation and jokes.