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2015
5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay
URBAN RESTAURANT TOUR (5:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m. Thursday) Saddle up (and bring your helmet) for a bicycle-mounted tour of Tampa Bay eateries. This trip focuses on restaurants along downtown’s Franklin Street corridor. The advance tickets are sold out, but you may be able to land a walk-up spot if you’re quick about it. Bring your own bike – and make sure it has front and rear lights or you will be sent back home. INDIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Friday through Sunday) Tampa Bay took its place on the world stage in 2014 when it hosted tens of thousands of Bollywood cinema fans during the week-long International Indian Film Academy's awards...
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9 Reasons to September in Tampa Bay

Where do you September? September has everything that makes a month worth having: August is over, the days are long, the summer heat backs off a bit, and the kids are in school -- giving everyone a little push to make the most of each weekend. All that makes September a great time to visit Tampa...

Ciro’s Speakeasy – A blast from the past

It begins with a knock. A small, rectangular window slides open and a pair of eyes study you. A voice whispers: “What’s the password?” The correct reply elicits entrance into a dark room without a window in sight. The eyes adjust, and a vision of the roaring 20’s appears -- the intimacy of being in...

'A place whose time as arrived'

Tampa Bay is building fans left and right these days. The newest: Time and Money magazines. This week, Money (owned by Time) ranked Tampa Bay the top city in the Southeast  to live in -- one of five cities profiled nationwide. Our company on the list included Pittsburgh (Northeast), Denver (West),...

Outdoor dining in Tampa Bay

Eating outside, especially if there's a view of the water and maybe a sunset, just makes everything taste better. Tampa Bay-based travel writer and regular USA Today contributor Skye Rodgers has a run-down of Tampa Bay's best places for dining al fresco. As a bonus, several -- Ulele, Oystercatchers,...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

KNOWN AND UNKNOWN: 24 PAINTINGS BY CUBAN ARTISTS (8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday) We here in Tampa Bay have a long and deep relationship with the people and culture of Cuba. Tampa City Councilman Charlie Miranda, a Tampa native with Cuban roots, has traveled extensively to the island, collecting art by...

Tampa Riverwalk: a waterfront gem

Larry Elliston and our friends at VISIT FLORIDA give downtown's Tampa Riverwalk the star treatment. Have you spent time on the Riverwalk? What are you waiting for? Rent a bike from Coast Bike Share or bring your own, or pedal your way up the Hillsborough River on a Tampa Bay Water Bike. It's a great...

Deutschland uber Tampa Bay!

To celebrate the arrival of Germany's signature air carrier, Lufthansa, in Tampa Bay Sept. 25, Tampa International Airport plans to turn the main terminal into a little corner of Deutschland. Starting Aug. 21, a German village square will fill the main terminal between Airsides E and F and become...