By Mary Kelley Hoppe
As Bay Soundings launches its first “staycations” series, we invite readers to venture outside and join us as we travel to five magical destinations. Inside, you’ll find plenty of inspiration and information to help you plan your own adventures, and learn why former Gov. Bob Martinez has a soft spot for blue crabs. So, saddle up, read on, remember to pack sunscreen, and bring some water along for the ride. Read more…
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Backbay Adventures
From blue crabbing on the bay to hiking the Starkey Wilderness Preserve, it’s time to get outside and rediscover Tampa Bay. Read more...

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Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas likes to ride under the radar, but his stories beg telling. Learn more about the cattle rancher and the Thomas family’s Two Rivers Ranch in our Bay Soundings exclusive. Read more...

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