Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tampa Bay Times

Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Tampa Bay Times

St. Petersburg, FL, United States

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Past articles by Sharon:

Luxe options on huge Wonder of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship

In a first for Royal Caribbean, the high-dollar suites are in their own exclusive “neighborhood.” → Read More

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival returns: Here’s a guide

Kiosks will offer appetizer-sized dishes and drinks, with a concert series that includes Kansas and Flo Rida. → Read More

Florida Strawberry Festival approaching pre-pandemic crowds

Early reports show the Plant City fair is back to its record-setting crowds as it makes a transition for a new president. → Read More

Your guide to a busy spring break week in Tampa Bay

Six of the area’s public school systems, as well as two Florida colleges, have the same week off. Here’s how to navigate the crowds. → Read More

Guide to Plant City’s Strawberry Festival, one of the largest festivals in the nation

With no booze, it is still the most-attended festival in Florida and one of the top in the nation. How do they do it? → Read More

We rode the new Serengeti Flyer opening Monday at Busch Gardens

The “screaming swing” ride sways back and forth, reaching speeds of 68 miles per hour and a 135-foot height. → Read More

Topgolf Live will let golfers hit balls from high in Raymond James Stadium

Players will hit golf balls at on-field targets where shots will be electronically traced and instantly scored. → Read More

Star of Netflix’s ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ talks about last trip to Tampa, and new show

The creator of “Everybody Loves Raymond” and host and star of Netflix hit “Somebody Feed Phil” talks about his adventures in travel and eating. → Read More

Tampa’s river will once again turn green for St. Patrick’s Day: Here’s how

This year’s River O’Green Fest will be held March 18, the day after St. Patrick’s Day. → Read More

Tampa Bay theater company will set up library of banned books in protest

The library will be set up indefinitely by American Stage Theater Company, which also plans to host a drag show on Saturday. → Read More

Sunken Gardens is replacing its iconic sign. Here are 5 things to know about the project.

Demolition is underway and a new retro-looking sign is expected to be in place soon. → Read More

There’s a new toddler splash pad coming to Adventure Island

The Tampa water park across from Busch Gardens opens for the season March 4. → Read More

Busch Gardens will open Serengeti Flyer this month

The new pendulum thrill ride will swing riders at more than 60 miles per hour. → Read More

Tiger Woods’ PopStroke putting course announces Tampa opening date

The golf superstar has opened a chain of the high-concept putting courses, with dining, playgrounds and Augusta-like putting holes. → Read More

Guide to 2023 Florida State Fair’s weird food, fun rides, cute animals

From a Cuban sandwich funnel cake to pickled lemonade, the first state fair in the country in the calendar year takes it as a challenge to surprise guests. → Read More

How to help earthquake victims in Syria and Turkey from Tampa Bay

The earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria early Monday are affecting some of the most vulnerable people in the world. → Read More

Big John, world’s largest triceratops, finds home at Glazer Children’s Museum

A private gala marked the 66-million-year-old skeleton’s completion on Friday, with a public exhibition scheduled for May 26. → Read More

Jim Gaffigan talks about his Tampa TV special, Disney with kids

We talked to Gaffigan before he brings his comedy show to Tampa on Feb. 9-11. He’s filming his next special here. → Read More

Tampa’s Glazer Children’s Museum unboxes giant dinosaur skull for upcoming exhibit

The iconic horns and spiky head plate of the triceratops were unveiled for the first time in preparation for a Memorial Day debut. → Read More

Gasparilla live updates: Tampa braces for a pirate invasion

Plus everything you need to know before setting sail. → Read More