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Statue of Jose Marti in Ybor City, Tampa, Fla.
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Here’s How to Legally Step Foot on Cuban Soil Without Leaving Florida

There’s a small plot of land in Tampa’s Ybor City neighborhood owned by the Cuban government. Yes, seriously. I mean, it’s Florida so anything’s really possible.

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Hand-Feeding a Giraffe During the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Serengeti Safari® Tour, Dec. 2016
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CityPASS Helped Me Do Something Special with Someone Special at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

If you’re like me, you enjoy helping others. Almost two years ago, CityPASS helped me do something special with someone special at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. For more than nine years I have blogged as Solo Travel Girl, encouraging others to travel alone, not lonely. I have also lived life single for well over a decade and while I have enjoyed my solo life, it is time to find the perfect partner to share in what is left of my journey on this planet. Sure, for the last two years I have had my trusty canine to share on several road trips but I am hoping to find my soulmate to share in life’s adventures and importantly, fill the duty of Instagram boyfriend.

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Stork Delivers Baby Elephant to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Christmas came early to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo when a female African elephant named Mbali gave birth to her first calf, a female, on Sunday, Dec. 23. The birth is significant because Mbali is one of 11 elephants rescued from a Swaziland culling, Africa, and brought to the U.S. almost a decade ago. It’s also […]

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Ho! Ho! Ho! “Wild Wonderland” Coming to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo during Select December Nights

I traveled to North Pole, Alaska, this summer and saw Santa Claus and reindeer when I could have just waited for December to roll around at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. If visions of sugar plums aren’t dancing in your head, be a good girl or boy and visit the zoo during the holiday celebration […]

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Mbali and Baby Doing Fine at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Fla.
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Playing with Stingrays, Giraffes and Dinos at Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa

Standing in line and waiting to feed a giraffe, I wondered, “Am I too old for this?” Everyone around me had kids with the exception of a young couple ahead of me who exhibit classic signs of a date, they couldn’t keep their hands off each other. “Nah, I’m not too old for this,” I […]

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See Dinos at Lowry Park Zoo through May 1, 2011

I totally dig dinosaurs (remember my visit to Dinosaur World in Plant City, Fla., this past  January? ) so I’m so excited I’ll be checking out the DinoQuest exhibit at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo later this month. The TBEX Central Florida Chapter is holding the meeting at the zoo and hosting the group and from […]

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