Trips on a Tank

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Glazer Children's Museum

Oh, how fun and exciting to visit a new special place for kids! The Glazer Children’s Museum is a brand-new, bright-and-shiny children’s dreamland in the heart of downtown Tampa, “A Place Where It’s Ok to Kid Around.”


In their own words, here’s a little sneak peek into the philosophy of Glazer Children’s Museum:

Lowry Park Zoo

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo: Our Own Wild Wonderland

This certainly wasn’t our family’s first trip to the Lowry Park Zoo – we’ve been going several times a year ever since we moved to the Tampa Bay area. But even after almost eight years, the announcement in our house that we are headed to the zoo for the day is always met with cheers of delight.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

If your family enjoys learning about and observing the abundant variety of sea life that shares our beautiful gulf coast, you will love spending a day at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium – this month’s “Trip on a Tank.”

Billie Swamp Safari and Big Cypress RV Resort

This month, our “Trip on a Tank” took us to the Big Cypress Indian Reservation, which sits right on the edge of the Florida Everglades, just about twenty miles north of “Alligator Alley.” Depending on the size of your vehicle’s gas tank, this trip might actually take slightly more than a tank of gas. But even if you do have to stop and fill up on the way home, it is still an adventure you won’t want to miss.

Trips on a Tank - Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Need to get away for a day? Come with us each month as we explore some of the great Florida attractions that are only a short drive away. Our close-to-home family adventures will include some of the best things to do and places to visit throughout Florida and they will all be reachable with only a single tank of gas.


Just a short distance away in the city of Fort Myers proper, there is a place that our family has wanted to visit for some time now: The Thomas Edison Estate and Museum.

Trips on a Tank - MOSI

Trips on a Tank - MOSI

Need to get away for a day? Come with us each month as we explore some of the great Florida attractions that are only a short drive away. Our close-to-home family adventures will include some of the best things to do and places to visit throughout Florida and they will all be reachable with only a single tank of gas.


Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

October is a beautiful time to go outdoors here in Central Florida, and it is also a great time for families in Pinellas to visit Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. The zoo continues to improve every year and once again it is touted as being the most family friendly zoo in the country.

The following are a few highlights for our recent visit to the Lowry Park Zoo:

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