Book of the Week 8/5/13

GreaterTampaBayGuideAugust has arrived, which means fall is just around the corner. August is also the peak of vacation season, and whether you’re Florida bound for a last-minute trip or to spend the entire month relaxing in Tampa Bay (among many great spots), Insiders’ Guide to the Greater Tampa Bay Area: Including Tampa, St. Petersburg, & Clearwater (Insiders’ Guide Series) (Globe Pequot Press, 2010) is a great book to pack alongside the bathing suits and sunscreen.

Insiders’ Guide to the Greater Tampa Bay Area highlights the best of Tampa and its surrounding destinations, including restaurants, hotels, must-see attractions, recreation, shopping, arts and entertainment, and much more in Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Pete, complete with reviews.

Planning to live in rather than just visit? Insiders’ Guide to the Greater Tampa Bay Area features a section on relocating to, living, and thriving in Tampa with little difficulty as possible; great for those who need guidance adjusting to everything from warmer Florida temperatures to fitting in with the locals.

This book has somewhat become my bible on everything Tampa and surrounding areas, since my partner has both a business and new home in the area. While the Pittsburgh area remains my main base, Tampa has easily become my second home of sorts. Insiders’ Guide to the Greater Tampa Bay Area played a large role in helping me get settled while answering a lot of questions. I highly recommend this guide for anyone planning an itinerary for their next trip to Florida. Have a safe and happy trip!