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Fans scream and click photos Friday while the band Motionless in White plays at the 2014 Vans Warped Tour at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. The all-day festival featured nearly 100 punk, metal and rock bands.

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Want to travel solo? Local enthusiasts share stories, tips for holidays trips

Want to travel solo? Local enthusiasts share stories, tips for holidays trips

Stephanie Maisonneuve visited the walled city of Cartagena, a port city off the Caribbean coast of Colombia. She rode horseback down the cityís cobbled streets clucking past flower-filled balconies and massive, wooden arched doors. The travel enthusi...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Nearly 2.6 million Floridians expected to travel for Thanksgiving

Nearly 2.6 million Floridians expected to travel for Thanksgiving

TAMPA ó Thanksgiving is predicted to bring out the highest number of travelers since 2005. According to AAA, The Auto Club Group, 50.9 million Americans ó 3.3 percent more than 2016 ó are expected to travel 50 miles or more for the holiday, including...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Everything you need to know to prepare your Thanksgiving turkey

Everything you need to know to prepare your Thanksgiving turkey

The turkey is the unquestioned star of the Thanksgiving meal. It can be the most daunting part as well. But with a little planning and care, it doesn’t have to be. † Before you start • A decent roasting pan, one heavy enough that it wo...
Published: 11/16/17
Taste test: prepared mashed sweet potatoes

Taste test: prepared mashed sweet potatoes

If you want to spend more time with your family and friends this holiday season and less time in the kitchen, our judges suggest serving Hormelís mashed sweet potatoes. No need to wash, peel and heat potatoes. Just pop the container in the microwave ...
Published: 11/16/17
From the food editor: An expert weighs in on how to stay calm this Thanksgiving

From the food editor: An expert weighs in on how to stay calm this Thanksgiving

I can tell right away that Tucker Shaw has thought about Thanksgiving a lot, and not just as a home cook. As the editor in chief of Cookís Country, a member of Americaís Test Kitchen and the former dining critic and food editor at the Denver Post, Sh...
Published: 11/16/17
Study: Mental quickness exercises can lower risk of dementia

Study: Mental quickness exercises can lower risk of dementia

Where did I leave my keys?As we age, it can take longer to answer a question like that.Humans begin to lose cognitive ability at age 25. Dementia, or the decline of memory most commonly seen in aging adults, takes hold early on and is gradual, but ac...
Published: 11/16/17
Famed London theater received 20 allegations against Kevin Spacey

Famed London theater received 20 allegations against Kevin Spacey

LONDON ó Londonís Old Vic theater said Thursday it has received 20 allegations of actions that spanned "a range of inappropriate behavior" against Kevin Spacey, its former artistic director. The allegations cover interactions between 1995 and 2013, a...
Published: 11/16/17
Bar review: The swank CWís Gin Joint in downtown Tampa

Bar review: The swank CWís Gin Joint in downtown Tampa

I was thinking a bit about the ubiquitous speakeasy trend and it occurred to me that the nucleus of the thing isnít flapper dresses, moustaches or suspenders, but rather the suggestion of exclusivity ó of being cool, in-the-know and invited to the se...
Published: 11/16/17
Local craft beer of the week: Pep in Yo Step Double IPA, Infusion Brewing Co.

Local craft beer of the week: Pep in Yo Step Double IPA, Infusion Brewing Co.

Pepper beers walk a fine line. The best ones, as is the case with most spicy endeavors, are as much about flavor as they are heat.Some, like Twisted Pineís Ghost Face Killah, exist almost solely to push the boundaries of what one person can consume (...
Published: 11/16/17
Flights of fancy vacation photography, courtesy of drones

Flights of fancy vacation photography, courtesy of drones

Rachel RaczkaImagine your favorite vacation photo: that perfect sunset shot with waves gently crashing and an amber crescent reflecting off the oceanís glassy surface.Now imagine it from above.Drone sales in the United States doubled in the year that...
Published: 11/16/17