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Under the Sea with Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaids

Weeki Wachee Springs, Mermaid swimming, Buccaneer Bay

Magical mermaid shows at Weeki Wachee Springs on Florida’s Gulf Coast Deep beneath the crystal clear waters of Weeki Wachee Springs some 50 miles north of Tampa on Florida’s Gulf coast, real-life mermaids perform an underwater ballet of graceful acrobatics, gentle, slow dives, and undulating dance moves.   Wearing colorful monofins, shimmery bikini tops, and bright […]

Scachatta, a Cuban-Italian Fusion Creation


Scachatta – A Cuban-Italian fusion dish found only in Tampa, Florida. I grew up in a Sicilian Cuban household across the Hudson River from New York City in New Jersey. My parents are American with Sicilian roots, but my mother is also half-Cuban on her father’s side. All my memories of my home life, including […]

Powerful Manatee Viewing Center at Tampa Electric

Tampa Electric

‘Snouts up – the manatees are the star of the show’ at Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center. On a crisp winter afternoon, about 100 people line up along the railing on a wood-planked boardwalk that juts out over Tampa Bay Florida’s Big Bend power station’s clean, warm water discharge canal. Wearing sweatshirts and windbreakers, they […]