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The weather is changing. Time to get outside.


It’s that time of year in Florida. We are on the edge of getting back our beautiful weather and saying farewell to the blistering summer heat. That means a lot more of Florida is going to be accessible once again, and specifically, only during the next 2-3 months. Read More…

I Met a Childhood Hero at Busch Gardens


Jack Hanna was one of my childhood heroes. I grew up watching him make appearances with his exotic animals on Letterman, Leno, and other various talk shows, and I was always left with that awesome feeling that his job is so cool. I loved listening to his jungle stories of traveling the world, filming rare animals and fighting for conservation. Read More…

Busch Gardens shows off first tidbits of Howl-O-Scream

These old, blank televisions were found in the glass display case outside of the store, on one of the main walkways from the main gates.

On my recent visit to Busch Gardens a few days ago I saw the decorations were starting to get put together. The structures to the fun houses were being built, certain sections were shut down, and the first Howl-O-Scream shop was open. I took some pictures and it was super scary. Check it out. Read More…

Tampa Bay Day Trip: Lowry Park Zoo

Lowry Park Zoo

This is one of the top attractions in Tampa and one of the best zoos in America, winning multiple awards. It costs $24.95 for adult admission and $19.95 for kids. But I’ve also found some strategies for getting in cheaper, or even for free! Woot! Read More…

Tangerine, one of my favorite books


In high school my English teacher read out loud the entire period every Friday. I always looked forward to it because I loved Tangerine, the book he had chosen for the class. The book did two things for me. Read More…

Is this the best deal in Florida?

Photo by Ziggymarley01

I might have found the best deal in all of Florida. The LEGOLAND lifetime pass.


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Falcon’s Fury officially opens! Exclusive pass member preview!

Photo by Marq Sutton

Attention Floridians, pass holders,  vacationers! Falcon’s Fury is officially open! So saddle up, pack the car, and head on over to Busch Gardens to take the plunge! Read More…

I finally got to ride Falcon’s Fury!

Photo by Marq Sutton

I was surprised. I didn’t expect to ride Falcon’s Fury on my latest trek through Busch Gardens, but as I made my way around the back of the park I clearly saw real live people, not the familiar white test dummies, dropping down on the ride. Read More…

Jack Hanna at Busch Gardens Tampa for Wild Animal Encounters

Jack Hanna

On the weekend of September 13-14 Jack Hanna will be at Busch Gardens hosting animal talks, autograph sessions, and special meet and greets. Read More…

Busch Gardens Unleashes Howl-O-Scream Groupon


The new Groupon gives you a single admission to Busch Gardens for a 53% discount to the annual Howl-O-Scream. It’s $45, compared to the regular $95.23. Not a bad discount. But hurry, it’s only available for 13 more days from this post.