Drop Your Bags at the Tradewinds Island Grand

Drop Your Bags at the Tradewinds Island Grand

Imagine waking up to palm trees swaying in the breeze, to the turquoise sea sparkling in the sun and to the sand feeling as soft as powder sugar? It is not a just a fantasy, this is for real. While staying at the Tradewinds Island Grand on St. Pete Beach, we woke up to paradise every day. Not only is the location gorgeous, but the resort caters to families. Although this HotMama isn’t afraid to make any accommodation family-friendly, I just love when resorts make it easy. The property is…

Ultimate Guide to St Pete Beach with Kids

Ultimate Guide to St Pete Beach with Kids

Welcome to St Pete Beach where the sand is as white as snow and as soft as powder, where the clear waters of the gulf are as radiantly turquoise as they are invitingly warm and where the sunsets are just too breathtaking to be real. Known as the sunset capital of Florida, St Pete Beach has been rated #1 top beach destination by TripAdvisor.com as well as earned a rating of #5 by Travel’s Choice Awards. Parent Magazine even rated St. Pete Beach as #3 of America’s Top 10 Best…

St. Pete Beach Conclusion

St. Pete Beach Conclusion

05/18/15 We finally made it over to Guy Harvey Outpost! Not risking another tropical storm to derail our plans, we got up early and made our way to RumFish for breakfast. What a good choice! We all decided to go for southern comforts. I had the Crab Cakes and Poached Eggs, as did Papa. Grams went for her favorite, Biscuits and Gravy. HotDaddy feasted on Fried Chicken and Waffles. After I had a bite, I totally get the why it’s a famous combo! So freaking good! The kids had an…

Sunday Funday in St. Pete

Sunday Funday in St. Pete

05/17/15 Wow! I had a very productive morning! The kids actually slept in and I was able to get a blog post up! Then I enjoyed coffee on the patio before running down to see HotDaddy’s poster session at the VSS conference. Along my walk, I snapped a gorgeous photo of the property. I mean really? This place is paradise. When I arrived and HotDaddy’s poster, the room was busy with Vision Scientists scoping out projects that interests them. I was happy to see that HotDaddy’s poster was surrounded, even…

Life’s a Beach on St. Pete

Life’s a Beach on St. Pete

05/16/15 Firecracker slept in this morning, but CuddleBear was up at the crack of dawn, despite the time change! Yay! While HotDaddy was down at the conference, the rest of us enjoyed a leisurely morning, enjoying the view of St. Pete Beach from our balcony. Morning coffee never tasted so good. Later, I took the kids to the beach to play before heading to the beach front pool to swim until HotDaddy came back from his conference. We played and splashed, okay, they played and splash as I sipped on…

Thread Up St Pete Beach

Thread Up St Pete Beach

Alright people! It is spring and you know what that means. We are getting ready to plop our butts in the sugary white sand of Florida’s Gulf Coast. This is about the time that I start day dreaming regularly about my impending travel. Now that all the important stuff has been handled (flight booked, hotel booked, money saved) I can start focusing on my favorite part of the planning process…deciding what we are going to wear! I usually think about how I want our photos to look and that means…