Monday, August 31, 2009

What's your favorite Busch Gardens ride?

I have been thinking about breaking out the old Fun Card and spending a day at Busch Gardens some time soon. I am sure that most people that are reading this blog have been to Busch Gardens at least once, which got me wondering... What's your favorite Busch Gardens ride?

Leave a comment below to tell me why that ride is your favorite! Sorry doesn't count as a ride!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Free Fun Tampa: Tampa Bay Lightning Fan Fest

Tampa Bay Lightning
Looking for things to do this weekend? The Tampa Bay Lightning will be hosting their 2009 Fan Fest this Saturday, August 29th, at the St. Pete Times Forum from 3-8 PM. Fans will be able to to participate in games, autograph sessions, and Q&A's with several of the Bolt's players. The main event of the night will be a charity scrimmage and auction that will benefit the Corporal Mike Roberts Memorial Fund. Corporal Mike Roberts was a Tampa police officer that was recently killed in the line of duty. The game will feature current and former Lightning players along with former teammates from Corporal Robert's Tampa Police Department Hockey Team. This will be a great free event in order to honor a local hero and help the Tampa Bay Lightning start their season off right!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Challenge Tampa Bay: Try Something New

From time to time we all get stuck in a rut and live life by simply going through the motions. We get settled into our daily routines and never venture out to experience the world around us by trying new things. When this happens, we often take for granted the great area we live in because we do not know what is beyond our comfortable bubble.

Because of this, I wanted to challenge my readers to burst that bubble. Big or small, I challenge you to try something new this week. Pack yourself a picnic and go to a park for your lunch break. Soak in the sun at a beach you have never to. Try something that you haven't tried since you were a kid. Go to a bar that you have never been to. Take a scenic drive home from work. Cook a dish that you have never tried before. Introduce yourself to someone you have never talked to before.

There are so many things that you can do break the monotony of every day life and all it takes is the decision to do so. I often find that it helps me relieve stress when I try new things and it leaves me feeling like I have accomplished something. If you decide to take me up on my challenge, please leave a comment below and tell me about your new experience.

Carpe Diem!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Video: Make Tampa Bay Your Destination!

I have searched many times for a video that shows a pretty complete picture of what the Tampa Bay area has to offer and I think I've finally found it! I really think that if I did not live here I would really want to come visit after seeing this video!

Video by: Visit Tampa Bay

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Free Fun Tampa Bay: Happy Birthday!

It is my belief that everyone deserves to have a great time on their birthday. Since it is also my belief that people should not have to pay for anything on their birthday, I wanted to show you some options as to how you can have a great time on your birthday absolutely free! The following is an example of a fun filled birthday you can have without spending a dime.


Moe's Southwestern Grill - Sign up at Moe's eWorld to receive a coupon for a free burrito on your birthday. If you have eaten at Moe's, you know their burritos are big enough to be a whole meal!

Baskin Robins - After lunch, swing by Baskin Robins for a free scoop of ice cream. To receive a coupon for the free ice cream sign up at the Baskin Robins Birthday Club.


Lowry Park Zoo - Spend the afternoon with monkeys and other party animals at the Lowry Park Zoo. Present your ID on your birthday for free admission as a part of their Special Zoo Birthday Offer.


Vari Asian Crazy Buffet - After seeing all the wildlife the Lowry Park Zoo has to offer, head to Crazy Buffet on Dale Mabry Highway for a free all you can eat birthday meal. They say all you need is a valid ID to receive this special, but I would sign up on the Crazy Buffet website just in case.

Cold Stone Creamery - Have you had enough sweets yet? If not, swing on by Cold Stone for a free birthday creation. All that is required is that you sign up for the Cold Stone Birthday Club and you should be sent a coupon.

I know that most restaurants will give you a free desert on your birthday if you ask for it, but I just wanted to show that you can have a good time on your birthday without spending anything. If you have any other suggestions for birthday freebies, please comment below!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tampa Bay Half Off

Tampa Bay Half Off I was browsing the web this morning, like I usually do, when I came across a site that I just had to share with everyone. The site is called Tampa Bay Half Off. This site partners with local businesses in order to give potential customers the chance to try their goods or services for half the normal price. All the potential customer needs to do is purchase a gift certificate for that merchant online. If it is a $50 gift certificate, then it will only cost you $25 plus shipping and handling. *Note: Make sure to read the restrictions on any certificate before purchasing!*

At Tampa Bay Half Off, you can currently get half off entertainment, restaurants, golf, spa services, and much more. Some notable companies that are participating include Armani's, Club Skye, Hula Bay, Le Cheesecake, Pollo Tropical, Sunset Grill, The New You Wellness Spa, and The Venue. Also, make sure to check out the clearance section for even larger discounts! This site will definately make it easier for locals to go out and try new things in the Tampa Bay area!

New certificates are posted every Wednesday at 9 AM Eastern Time.