Sunday, June 24, 2018


Joshua Gillin

Joshua Gillin

Joshua Gillin is a staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times. He is a former staff writer for PolitiFact, PunditFact and PolitiFact Florida. He previously was a reporter, editor and blogger for tbt*, the daily tabloid edition of the Times, and has written about media news (and taught a couple classes about fact-checking) for The Poynter Institute. Gillin graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in print journalism, but has since appeared on TV and radio hundreds of times. He has taught classes and hosted forums about fact-checking at several schools and universities. Before moving to the Tampa Bay area, Gillin worked in many writing and editing capacities in news, sports and features at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Ocean Drive in Miami Beach has gotten a little too popular for city commissioners, who considered crowd-control measures for future spring breaks. [Tampa Bay Times file photo]

Miami Beach commissioners consider future crowd control measures for Spring Break

Spring Break on South Beach may not be quite as rollicking in future years, if Miami Beach leaders implement a range of crowd-control measures they are considering to curb the throngs of people who flock to the destination each year.The...
Updated: 3 months ago
Redington Shores can be a very popular stretch of sand, with plenty of things to keep visitors busy. [Tampa Bay Times file photo]

Insiderís Guide to Redington Shores: Where to stay, places to go, fitness, places to eat and drink, and shopping

Where to stayMONTEREY CONDOMINIUM MOTEL: This reasonably priced condo hotel is just off the water, but the wi-fi is...
Updated: 3 months ago
Redington Long Pier in Redington Shores is a throwback to the days when anglers crowded Pinellas County beaches. [Tampa Bay Times photo]

Insiderís Guide to Redington Shores: The beach scene and Redington Long Pier

The beach at Redington Shores is wide open much of the time, with quality sand and plenty of room. There are ample, well-marked access points along Gulf Boulevard, and even more ways to get on the beach along the...
Updated: 3 months ago
Redington Shores at sunset, featuring the Redington Long Pier. [Tampa Bay Times file photo]

Insiderís Guide to Redington Shores: The town, planning your trip, parking

The northernmost enclave in the Redington trio, Redington Shores has a little something for everyone: A quality beach, places to eat, drink and shop, and even a lengthy a fishing pier jutting into the Gulf of...
Updated: 3 months ago
The house at 230 N. Ocean Blvd. in Palm Beach County reportedly purchased by Jon Bon Jovi for $10 million. [Photo via Google Maps]

Jon Bon Jovi bought a Palm Beach house for $10 million, according to reports

New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi is the latest celebrity snowbird to head south for his winters, reportedly paying $10 million for a house in Palm Beach.The
Updated: 3 months ago
An INternet video showing a woman in a bikini riding a horse through Mokai Lounge in South Beach has drawn a lot of attention.

Video of bikini-clad woman on a horse in South Beach nightclub draws Internet rage

A Miami Beach nightclub is under investigation after social media swarmed over video of a woman in a bikini riding a horse in the packed business.The...
Updated: 4 months ago
He's just attempting to meet the dress code. [Facebook photo]

Man with hair bikini hangs with police on Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach may be the best beach in the United States, but the...
Updated: 4 months ago
Craft beer is a science in Dunedin, which features Dunedin Brewery, the oldest microbrewery in the state. [Tampa Bay Times file photo]

Insiderís guide to Honeymoon Island: Craft breweries in Dunedin and Palm Harbor, plus tips from townies

There are no craft breweries on Honeymoon Island itself, but Dunedin is at the very heart of Florida’s craft beer scene. Downtown Dunedin, a couple of miles south of Curlew Road, is densely populated with local beer...
Updated: 4 months ago
The view of Dunedin's marina from the Olde Bay Cafe is tough to beat. [Tampa Bay Times file photo]

Insiderís guide to Honeymoon Island: Watersports and fitness, shopping and places to eat and drink

Watersports and fitnessSAIL HONEYMOON: Kayaks, sailboats and standup paddleboards are available for rent right off the...
Updated: 4 months ago
Dunedin's Highland Games are an annual tradition dating back more than 50 years, and happen every spring just a stone's throw from Honeymoon Island. [Tampa Bay Times file photo]

Insiderís guide to Honeymoon Island: Where to stay, places to go and events

Where to stayWARD ISLAND: This is the first island you come to when you leave the mainland on the Dunedin Causeway. It’s covered with condos that often are for rent, and is just about as close as you can get...
Updated: 4 months ago