Florida travel writer Marcia Biggs shares her stories of destinations around Florida and the world.
Life's a (Clean) Beach
On June 26, thousands of local residents (including the Getaway Girl) and business owners flocked to beach locations around Florida to form a human hand-holding line on the shore in "Hands Across the Sand." Beachgoers united in a stand against opening off-shore drilling along the coast of Florida. Right now the beaches of Florida's panhandle are suffering from tar balls and oiled birds washing ashore from the Deepwater Horizon oil well 200 miles off the coast of Louisiana. Why take the risk even closer to our state?
In case you're wondering, I have first-hand knowledge that the beaches of Clearwater/St. Pete Beach are still clean and as spectacular as ever. Check out these recent photos and come on down and play in my sandbox!
Some people wonder “What is the meaning of life?” I, on the other hand, wonder where my next trip will take me. Welcome to my site, Getaway Girl Travels. I am a travel writer based in Tampa, Florida, but you won't see any guides to theme parks here.
My travels have taken me from cruising the Yangtze River in China to skiing and biking in Switzerland and kayaking in the Everglades. I love living here in the Sunshine State, so exploring Florida is always one of my favorite getaways!
My travel writing has been published broadly in Tampa Tribune, VisitSouth.com, St. Pete Life, Destination Tampa Bay, Allegiant's Sunseeker, and Visit St. Pete/Clearwater.