Kristen Hare


Kristen Hare is a Florida-based journalist and author who started exploring Tampa Bay when her family made the move from St. Louis more than a decade ago. She never really stopped. Kristen has written three editions of “100 Things to do in Tampa Bay Before You Die.” Kristen is a media reporter and faculty member at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, where her focuses are the local news industry and early career journalists. She’s also a mom, a wife and, when not adventuring, a very happy homebody.


Independence Day can feel a little less free when you're having a panic attack in the middle of a sweaty crowd, or sitting in endless bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Fourteen authors will participate in the festival Nov. 12 at the Palladium in St. Petersburg.

Following the release of the first issue of 100 Things in 2014, Tampa Bay Times obituary writer Kristen Hare returns this year with the third installment, which is not just a guide for newcomers, but a secret list of things

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