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Epicurean Hotel Tampa Florida. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

8 Great Reasons You Should Stay at Epicurean Hotel Tampa Florida

Epicurean Hotel Tampa focuses on curating connoisseur experiences, reflected in their tagline of Awaken Appetites Unknown. The property is inspired by the founder of Bern’s Steakhouse (across the street) which houses one of the world’s largest wine collections (over a half million bottles). We recently stayed at Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Florida and loved the relaxed luxury vibe. Continuing a McCool […]

fun ways to see Tampa Florida: Bayshore Boulevard

5 Fun Ways to See Tampa Florida

Tampa really did surprise me. My prior visits to Tampa, mostly during Florida road trips, left me with the impression that Tampa had seen better days. Since Tampa recently received a downtown facelift with another $4 billion renovation project for the future, I wanted to explore the Big Guava (aka Cigar City) myself. Besides, several friends moved to the Tampa […]

Many fun Florida road trip stops are waiting to be explored and discovered. What are your favorites Florida road trip stops?

8 Great Fun Florida Road Trip Stops

Continuing the current theme of Florida Road Trips from a previous article (Road Trip Habits), here are some Florida road trip stops to entertain (and hopefully inform) you. Seeing Florida from smaller roads is much more fun than from the highways. 8 Great Fun Florida Road Trip Stops 1. Cemetery Humor Residents of Key West, locally called The Conch […]

Gainesville sign

Things to Do in Gainesville on a Florida Getaway Vacation

Gainesville Florida is surrounded by magnificent natural areas and is home to Florida’s most popular state school, fostering an artistic, entrepreneurial, and innovation spirit. USA’s third largest university also spearheaded the invention of Gatorade, which as you see, further supports and creates a creative environment. Visit Gainesville recently hosted Julie and I in order to discover […]

Relaxed Luxury Resorts in Florida: Boca Resort

Fabulous Relaxed Luxury Resorts in Florida

Fabulous Relaxed Luxury Resorts in Florida Perhaps it goes without saying but most luxury resorts in Florida have a sweet relaxed vibe to them. Many Florida resorts are located along the beach so you can almost roll out of bed and onto the sand. Florida is one of the few places where you can wear […]

Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, Virginia Key, Scenic Drives of South Florida

8 Great Scenic Drives in South Florida

Most people do not associate scenic drives with visits to Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and South Florida. Since learning to drive 30 years ago there, I have found many scenic drives in South Florida and will share a few local road trips with you in this article. 8 Great Scenic Drives in South Florida 1. Florida Keys […]

Anna Maria Island sign

Cool Things to Do in Anna Maria Island Florida

Anna Maria Island Florida is my favorite beach. There I said it. I got that out of the way. Superlatives are not my thing. McCool Travel articles are not full of “best” or “must see” or “worst” attributes. Well, at least I hope so. I better double check. Anna Maria Island beach, though, is MY […]

scenic drives in Florida: Seven Mile Bridge

7 Fun Scenic Drives in Florida

Experience gorgeous natural settings when you exit the interstate highways and drive some of the fabulous scenic drives in Florida. Florida is so much more than Disney World and a massive building to checkin for your Caribbean cruise. Allow me to introduce you to some amazing scenic drives in Florida. 7 Fun Scenic Drives in Florida Florida Keys […]