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17 Feb 2019

3 Perfect Days in Tampa Bay By Tampa Mama Marisa Langford

No Comments Florida, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Things To Do, Travel, TV Segments

I have been waiting for a few months to share a project that I had the most AMAZING time working on for my favorite city, Tampa Bay. Of course, you all know my blog is based in Tampa, and has been around for over 14 years now, so being able to collaborate with United Airlines and their Hemispheres Magazine on a video showcasing  Visit Tampa Bay was truly a dream come true!  And, did I mention that it is now being shown on all United Airlines flights?!  AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

And the best part about the whole video, was that I was able to tell everyone about one of MY perfect days in Tampa!  We started the day peacefully with nature at Canoe Escape, then off to ride roller coaster at Busch Gardens, met a few animals at Zoo Tampa, hit up the shuffleboard courts at Shuffle Tampa, had perfect dinner at Rooster & the Till and ended my perfect day with something sweet at Revolution Ice Cream in Seminole Heights.

United Airlines filmed 3 perfect days with 3 hosts, and the other hosts also hit up some of my favorites too!  Be sure to check out their videos for Day 2 here and Day 3 here.  I hope you like my AMAZING DAY in Tampa Bay!

See ALL 3 Perfect Days on Hemispheres Travel Show!

Thank you to Visit Tampa Bay for this opportunity and INK Global and their client United and Hemispheres Magazine their amazing team who came over from London to shoot!  Can’t wait to do it again!

09 Oct 2018

Mama Loves: Christmas at Gaylord Palms: Book Early and Save on ICE! and More! // Tampa Mama

No Comments Family Travel, Holidays, Orlando, Travel

It’s almost here! My absolutely favorite time of the year! Christmas at Gaylord Palms! Christmas at Gaylord Palms and ICE! has become this Tampa Mama’s most fun tradition with the whole family and we wouldn’t miss it! And because it is only October (yes, I’m a planner) I want to tell you how you can book early and save some cash (because we all know that Santa’s sleigh doesn’t fill itself…am I right!?!)
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18 Jul 2018

Touring Tampa: A One Day Guide// Tampa Mama & #MyTownMyToyota

No Comments Ad, Cars, Lifestyle, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Travel

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14 Jun 2018

Can’t wait to be Wisked Off To Magaritaville Orlando Resort// Coming Soon to Orlando, Florida

No Comments Florida, Kids On Vacation, Lifestyle, Orlando, Travel, Travel Tuesday

“Wasted away again in Margaritaville…” Soon local Central Florida parrot heads will be just an hour away from wasting away again at the new Margaritaville Orlando Resort off US 192 in Kissimmee just outside of Walt Disney World.

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01 Dec 2017

Twist Travel Mag || Tampa Mama

No Comments Family Travel, Travel

Twist Travel Magazine Tampa Mama

So excited to announce that I will be a contributor to the beautiufl new venture Twist Travel Mag! This magazing is BEAUTIFUL and has amazing content by some very seasoned family travel and travel writers. Let me just say, I am so honored to be in their company. I hope you’ll subscribe or veiw the magazine online. The winter issue will be in mailboxes soon, so you haven’t missed out yet!

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22 Oct 2017

Time with my Lovely Little Ladies

No Comments Adventures, Girls Trip, Kids On Vacation, Personal, Raising Girls, Travel

Gaylord Palms

A girls weekend. A mere 2 days out of 365. But that’s all it took for us to have one of the most memorable times of my life, and has me dreaming down the road into the next twenty years. I find myself asking the question: Is it really that hard to pull away from life? And if it not hard, why don’t we do it more often?

I walked into a dream. A beautiful hotel. Just my Little Ladies and I. I cleared my schedule to just be with them. It was our first “girls weekend.” I had never really intended in starting a tradition, but I’m planning out the next 30 as we speak.

I had them all to myself. No boys- Dad and Jake were together doing manly things. And that left me with our three girls. There was no fighting. No arguing. Only laughing and smiles. There was ice cream for breakfast and pool time from sunrise to sunset. A fancy dinner one night and room service for dinner the next.  Not a care in the world. Healthy and happy- life couldn’t be more perfect. I wish the weekend could have lasted just a little bit longer. Because, in a blink of an eye, it was over. Just like that.

I can’t wait for this weekend next year. Their ages will always change. The teenage years are on the horizon and then life. Their relationships with each other will grow but I want to strengthen their bond with me so it’s as solid as a rock. One day, our lives might one day be more complicated. But I hope that each year, we can always come back to something we started a long time ago. A girls weekend. Just to reconnect. Talk about the the days when we used to have it good. Talk about the future. Snuggle in bed.  Take late night swims. Just be for a bit. Taking us back to when life wasn’t so complicated. I didn’t want the weekend to end.

But my memories will stay. And live forever in my heart. I had the most amazing time with my girls. I know they will grow up to be my best friends.

This post was a sponosred post in partnership with The Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida. All opinions are my own. 

09 Apr 2017

Ten Things You Didn’t Know Are Happening in Tampa || Tampa Mama Blog

No Comments Lifestyle, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Things To Do, Travel

Seminole Heights

 

I live in the urban corridor of Tampa. It’s called Seminole Heights and we are about 5 minutes from Downtown- which is like my second home. We are down there all the time. It’s close enough to the heart of the city that when things happen I tend to be among those that hear the rumors or see it first hand. I’ve got  Ten Things You Didn’t Know Are Happening in Tampa and hope you might learn something new!  These are my urban insider tips for anyone coming into Tampa. If you stay for a week , a few days or are just visiting and want to expolre Tampa, here’s what you’ll want to know! What an amazing city Tampa has become! It’s only getting better too!

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04 Mar 2017

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival #CorksandCoasters PREVIEW || Tampa Mama

No Comments Dining Out, Family Travel, Florida, Hosted, Lifestyle, Sneak Peak, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Things To Do, Travel

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28 Feb 2017

A Guide to the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook || Tampa Mama

No Comments Family Time, Florida, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Things To Do, Travel

Valspar

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14 Feb 2017

The Florida State Fair: Deep Fried Thoughts on Ferris Wheels, Fried Oreos and Corn Dogs || Tampa Mama

2 Comments Hosted, Kids On Vacation, Lifestyle, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Things To Do, Travel, Travel Tuesday

 Florida State Fair- Farris Wheel Fair Rides

The Florida State Fair began in 1904 near what is now more well-known as the University of Tampa. It was there that the Mid-Winter Festival continued to attract families and entertain them with games and popcorn, or competitions for the best bull or the the best pie. But it wasn’t until February 1977, 40 years ago, that it first took place where it still takes place today. Now attracting over half a million visitors each February, we are the first Fair on the State Fair circuit.

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