Things to Do in Tampa Bay: Florida Aquarium

An addition to the Things to Do in Tampa Bay Florida series: Florida Aquarium, just down the street from the Tampa Bay History Center Museum in Channelside. The Aquarium has thorough native Florida exhibits and exotic creatures from around the world; it's a very family-friendly place.

Things to Do in Tampa Bay Florida: Tampa Bay History Center

Next on my list of things to do in Tampa Bay Florida: Tampa Bay History Center. Entertaining, informative and relaxing stroll through Native Americans, pirates, Buccaneers, orange groves and cigar factories. A good place to add to your tourist schedule.

Things to Do in Tampa Bay Florida: Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Next in the series of where to take your visitors in Florida: Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. A small, pleasant few blocks of waterfront with Greek architecture and food, plus shells, souvenirs and sponges galore at kitschy little shops.

Things to do in Orlando Florida: Jungle Adventures Animal Park + Lemon Mousseline Dessert How-To

Another in my series of what to do with out-of-town visitors near Tampa Bay, Florida. In Christmas, FL, Jungle Adventures is a little farther afield than most of my destinations, but well worth a visit. Live gators, panthers, peacocks, tortoises - you name it. The staff is enthusiastic and the building is unforgettable.

Things to do in Tampa Bay Florida: Mazzaro’s Italian Market Murals in St. Pete

Continuing the series of inexpensive daytrips near the Tampa Bay, Florida, area, this week I present the murals on the Mazzaro Italian Market buildings in St. Petersburg. When you have out-of-town visitors and don't know what to do with them, treat them and yourself to an interesting, photographable destination that is cheap and uncomplicated. Plus, buy my books and blog gear to fulfill your holiday shopping list!

Denver Walking Tour: 17th Avenue Dining, Capitol Hill and the 16th Street Mall

Come with me on a walking tour of Denver, Colorado: historic restaurants on 17th Avenue, view the Denver Post and Capitol buildings plus the pedestrian-friendly 16th Street Mall with shopping, food and entertainment. Lots of travel photos, including images and details on Sweet Action Ice Cream Shop in the Baker neighborhood.

NEW BOOK: Photos for No Apparent Reason (PFNAR) 2015!

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Announcing my latest book: Photos for No Apparent Reason 2015! This glossy coffee-table photography book contains all the Photos for No Apparent Reason at the end of each blog post from 2015. Forty-eight full-color photos and all the details about each one is available for sale now!

Denver’s Updated Union Station for Light Rail and Longer Distance Trains

Lower Downtown (LoDo) Denver's historic Union Station is a modern, updated hub of public transportation with a bookshop, coffee, bar, restaurants and the Crawford Hotel.

Highland Tavern in Denver, CO

The Highland Tavern in Denver's LoHi (Lower Highland) district is a neighborhood bar with a great selection of beers on tap and really good bar food. I recommend the Tavern Burger and also exploring the whole neighborhood for drinking and dining.

Interview with Preeti Tamilarasan

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During my research about Indian food and trying many recipes for myself, I encountered a wonderful blog by Preeti Tamilarasan. She is a food blogger and photographer in India and her information was crucial in my successes. She was kind enough to answer some questions for me which I present here. You can learn a lot about her, see her photographs and get some of her useful tips about cooking Indian food from this post.