3 unusual Florida vacation spots, 4 hours or less from Tampa Bay

Our kid has been in virtual school all year. So when vacation weeks rolled around, staying in the house did not seem like a fun option. Weird!

Of course, safe travels are limited in a pandemic. We created a COVID vacation protocol: Find a house rental in a town fewer than four hours from Tampa Bay. The short drives reduced stopping time and also preserved some sanity. (You feel cooped up in a house? Try a car.) We’d stock up on groceries, stay inside, watch movies and play games, maybe venture to some nature. A change of scenery, as good

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