10 Warm Weather Getaways: Florida in the Spring

10 Warm Weather Getaways: Florida in the Spring

It doesn’t get much better than Florida in the spring. While much of the United States is blanketed with snow, it is the perfect time to head south and enjoy these warm weather getaways. ONE: Pinellas County, Florida, just a 30-minute drive west of Tampa...

Hyatt ‘Good Taste Series’

I recently had the good fortune to attend the Hyatt’s “Good Taste Series’ at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa Bay. They showcased Hyatt’s culinary talent from throughout Florida and beyond. Each of the 13 chef competitors,  (some of the region’s top...

Falcon’s Fury: North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower

Falcon’s Fury stands at 335 feet and takes riders soaring 60mph straight down. At the ride’s highest point Busch Gardens has added an element of surprise; like its bird of prey namesake, riders pivot 90 degrees in midair to a face-down dive position. An instant later, riders plunge with speed and power that they’ve never experienced before.

Epicurean Hotel, a Grand Awakening for Food and Wine Lovers

Epicurean Hotel, a Grand Awakening for Food and Wine Lovers

For traveling foodies like us, Tampa’s brand new Epicurean Hotel, a 137-room boutique hotel devoted to extraordinary culinary experiences might be as close to nirvana as you get.

To kick things off, they had a Grand Awakening Reception, a celebration to Awaken Appetites Unknown™.
We applaud the Epicurean for not only an amazing party epicurean hotel but, their cutting-edge concept, a marriage of all things we love. Food, wine and a hotel who’s rooms feature an in-room personal artisan pantry stocked with premium liquors, locally crafted beers, Perrier, a selection of San Pellegrino and a diverse selection of 5 1/2 bottle varietals with suggested pantry pairings such as, prosciutto, chocolate and sea salt caramels and chévre.

Part of the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International, Inc., you get bet your favorite Bordeaux that we’ll be back to try a stay at the Epicurean Hotel.

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