Elvis Presley’s final Lincoln is being rebuilt in a Florida shop famed for iconic automobiles

Elvis Presley Record – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Stefano Chiacchiarini ’74 Gene Kennedy was only 9 years old when the 1977 Lincoln Mark V was produced, but the one he’s currently repairing isn’t just any old vehicle. “What makes it really rare is that this is the last known purchased vehicle that Elvis ever

Florida judge will decide whether to block 15-week abortion ban law

Abortion Protest at Supreme Court – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Wild 2 Free The Sunshine State’s new law that prohibits abortions after the 15-week mark is at the center of a hearing on Monday. A judge from Leon County, Florida will decide on granting a temporary injunction, therefore blocking the law from going into

Thanks to new law, local governments now have the right to ban smoking on Florida beaches

No Smoking Sign – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Bokeh Blur Background Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Friday authorizing local governments to prohibit smoking on public Florida parks and beaches. Local leaders will now have complete jurisdiction in regulating smoking at beaches. This includes stricter laws on cigarette disposal, the creation of

Here are some of Central Florida’s festivals and events happening for Juneteenth

Juneteenth Parade – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Tippman98x Juneteenth, referencing June 19, marks the day that Galveston, Texas saw the arrival of Union soldiers in 1865 with news that the American Civil War had ended and those who were enslaved were now free. There were approximately 250,000 enslaved people in Texas that year alone.

The state of Florida has just received its first Michelin-starred restaurants

Fine Dining; Michelin Guide – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by BorisK9 The Michelin Guide is a fantastic way to quickly find your way into the top restaurants in any given city. However, the challenge for avid traveling foodies is that the guide isn’t everywhere–yet. Stunning food-filled cities such as Cape Town in South Africa, and

Need a summer trip idea? Rosemary Beach is officially the most Instagrammed town on Florida’s Highway 30A

Rosemary Beach, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Alan LeStourgeon With the same crystal-white sand and gorgeous layout as its due-west counterparts on Highway 30A on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Rosemary Beach seems to be the most charming.  With board porches, deep eaves, and tucked-away gardens, the town’s one-of-a-kind architecture is influenced by St. Augustine,

The Sunshine State’s Lion Country Safari is named one of the nation’s Top 5 safari parks

Lion Country Safari, Loxahatchee, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by mariakray Providing a one-on-one experience with exotic animals since 1967, and rumored to be the first-ever cage-less zoo in the U.S., Lion Country Safari has officially been named the fifth best safari park in the nation in USA Today’s “10 Best” Readers’ Choice 2022

Can I go glamping in Florida?

Glamping Set Up – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Moise Sebastian The word “glamping” is a perfect blend of “glamorous” and “camping,” and it describes a semi-luxurious overnight outdoor experience. Africa safaris have been around since way before the term glamping became trendy, and are an example of how to combine outdoor adventure and amenities

Florida public libraries and Florida State Parks team up to launch The Real Florida Reader program

Located in Florida, Ichetucknee Springs State Park – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Joanne Dale This summer, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida State Parks and its partners will extend outdoor access for all Floridians through the Real Florida Program. Through a collaboration between the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information

Miami Heat win Game 6 as Jimmy Butler delivers phenomenal performance

Miami Heat Take On Boston at TD Garden – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Keith J Finks Before the start of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, Miami Heat veterans Markieff Morris and P.J. Tucker told teammate Jimmy Butler, “Yo, we need 50. We need 50 tonight.” Butler stayed quiet and only nodded before