Want to cruise? Not so fast-Royal Caribbean announces unvaccinated travelers must carry travel insurance to board ships

Sunset Open Deck of Cruise Ship – Courtesy: Shutterstock: Image by Yevgen Belich Making headlines yet again, Royal Caribbean International announced Tuesday that it will require all guests over the age of 16 departing from U.S. ports, excluding Florida, to be fully vaccinated before boarding their ships. The announcement comes two weeks after a scheduled

President Biden set to visit Surfside building collapse scene later this week

Joe Biden – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Crush Rush Earlier today, the White House announced President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will be visiting the rubble site of the fallen Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, Fla., on Thursday. Almost a week has passed since the unfortunate tragedy in Surfside, where search-and-rescue

Tampa Bay Lightning look to finish off 2021 Stanley Cup run with second consecutive title, Game 1 at home against Montreal Canadiens

TAMPA, FL – JUNE 25: The Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate the game and series victory against the New York Islanders in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Semifinals of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on June 25, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images) The reigning Stanley Cup

Key Lime Festival is back in 2021: What to expect and visitors guide to having fun on Fourth of July Weekend in Key West

Pie Eating Contest at Key Lime Festival in Key West – Courtesy: Key Lime Festival – Photo by Filda Konec Photography On July 4, 1776, the United States of America entered nationhood after declaring its independence from Great Britain via the signing and approval of the Declaration of Independence.  Celebrations were had, and festivals were

Florida has a Coyote problem, and it’s only getting worse

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Florida is known for its diverse wildlife—most of which is constrained to the confines of the Everglades. But just because we can’t see what’s out there, doesn’t mean we don’t know it exists. Thanks to documentaries, wildlife photographers, and preservation teams, Florida’s wildlife is well documented and preserved enough to

Royal Caribbean pushes back debut sailing for new ship out of Florida after eight crew members test positive for COVID-19

Courtesy: Joe Raedle-Getty Images Royal Caribbean announced earlier this morning that it will push back its first scheduled sailing out of Florida’s Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale to the end of July. Originally scheduled for a July 3 departure, Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Odyssey of the Seas, faced a predictable setback in its debut out

Florida should prepare for wicked Sunrises and Red Tide spikes as Saharan Dust is set to blanket the state for more than a week

Saharan Dust Sunrise over Atlantic Ocean – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Rolando Otero Picturesque sunrises and smelly sargassum will soon be on the horizon for Florida residents as a wave of Saharan Dust is expected to arrive Wednesday of this week. The phenomenon of Saharan dust storms is a rather common occurrence during the

Florida’s Board of Education bans ‘Critical Race Theory’ from school curriculum

Courtesy: Joe Raedle/Getty Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives away a pen after holding a bill signing ceremony at the Florida National Guard Robert A. Ballard Armory on June 7, 2021, in Miami, Florida. DeSantis moved on Thursday to ban critical race theory from being taught in Florida schools. Florida is the latest state to join

Spirit Airlines set to battle American Airlines for Miami airspace with expansion plans

Courtesy: Spirit Airlines Budget airline Spirit Airlines is planning to expand its operations at Miami International Airport later this year, adding an additional choice for busy Florida travelers.  Based in nearby Miramar, Florida, the budget brand is known for its extremely low-budget fares, baggage fees, cramped legroom, and bright yellow planes. The plans by the

SOBE WFF has a new competitor in South Florida—SAVOR SoFLO looking to become the next South Florida mainstay festival for casual beach-goers

SAVOR SoFLO VIP Tent Lounge Area – Photo taken by William Prego Watch out SOBE, there’s a new kid on the block. This weekend, SAVOR SoFLO Festival made its inaugural debut right in the heart of the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk in Broward County.  The two-day food and beverage event took place on the white sandy