State Road 56 Extension gives drivers another option

Motorists heading through the county to or from East Pasco now have a new way to do it. The State Road 56 Extension, which links Meadow Pointe Boulevard in Wesley Chapel to U.S. 301 in Greater Zephyrhills, opened on July 10. Dignitaries and members of the media gathered for a preview of the road the day before it opened to the public. Pasco County Commission Chairman Ron Oakley noted … [Read more...]

Wesley Chapel couple launches tourism-themed podcast

Wesley Chapel’s Andy and Shannon Herbon love exploring Florida — then sharing those experiences with anybody who’ll listen. As often as they can, the Herbons and their two young children venture across the state to visit theme parks and state parks, beaches, springs and waterfalls, hidden gems and other attractions. From the Florida Panhandle, to St. Augustine, to Miami — they’ll go just … [Read more...]

Gulfport has ‘Old Florida’ charm

If you’re looking for a day trip off the beaten path, Gulfport is a destination worth your time and travel. It is a town with a sense of place rooted in Old Florida and often described as “a hidden gem.” But, this quaint historical fishing village on the Boca Ciega Bay is far from hidden these days. With a reviving waterfront district, a historical casino ballroom, art galleries, … [Read more...]