2020 Republican National Convention to Be Held in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay  The Republican National Convention (RNC) will take place in Jacksonville, Florida at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena this year. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and the GOP made the announcement via Twitter on Thursday, June 11. The City of Jacksonville was selected because the celebration in

Report: Trump Will Wait to Push Drilling in Florida Waters Until After November Election

Long Beach in Panama City Beach, Florida, USA is known as the Emerald Coast in the Panhandle. Taken in January 2018. Photo and Caption: Darlene Stanley/Shutterstock.com The Trump administration is preparing to drill off Florida’s coast, but says it will wait until after the November election to avoid any backlash from Florida state leaders. This

Partisan Feud Leads DeSantis to Rile Florida’s Agriculture Industry

View of the Sanibel Island Farmers Market, a weekly market held on Sundays located in the Sanibel city hall in Lee County, Florida, USA on January 26, 2020. Photo and Caption: EQRoy/Shutterstock.com Politics is a messy business. Many would prefer to stay out of it, but unfortunately, that’s not always possible. As Florida Governor Ron

Miami’s Beaches Are Now Open

Image by David Mark from Pixabay  It’s official: beaches in Miami, Florida will be allowed to open today (June 10). For three months, beaches in Miami have remained closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Most counties in Florida have opened beaches, but many still have restrictions, so not all beaches

You Can Now Spend the Night at a Stadium in Florida

Aerial view of Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium. Photo: www.virginiasports.com/ Pensacola’s Blue Wahoos Stadium is offering itself so people can rent it out and use it at their leisure. Thanks to the Class AA, Southern League MLB team, the stadium has been listed with complete ballpark access on AirBnB. For the very first time ever on

What It’s Like to Visit Florida’s National Forests

Flamingos at Mud Lake, Everglades National Park, NPSPhoto, taken by R.Illiescu. Flickr/Everglades National Park You may or may not have known that there are actual forests in Florida. The Florida National Forests offer something for everyone. Whether it’s hiking trails or camping to just simply wanting to walk around in nature, you may want to

Reasons to Visit Florida’s Lake Okeechobee

Image by Ernie A. Stephens from Pixabay  Ah, Lake Okeechobee. What would we Floridians do without you? Indeed, the lake is more important to Florida than most people think. Not only is it a natural gem but just the sight of it is enough to heal your soul during difficult times. You can also use

True Crime: The Ma Barker House

The Ma Barker House. Photo: Wikimedia Commons For those of you interested in true crime stories, look no further than the Ma Barker House, located previously in Lake Weir, Florida (the fifth largest lake in Florida). In this house, you will find a little piece of Florida history. The Ma Barker House is famous for

Take a Road Trip to Florida’s Most Magical Places

Map of the magical Florida Road Trip. Photo: Google Maps Florida is filled with so many wonderful fairytale-like places. From wolves and castles to shimmering emerald-green water and forests, Florida itself seems like it is seemingly straight out of a fairytale. Located right here in the Sunshine State we even have a few caves and

Florida To Be Home to the World’s Largest Drive-In Movie Theatre

Photo: www.onlyinyourstate.com/Facebook Eustis Drive-In Movie Theater Drive-in movie theaters are quickly becoming all the rage around the country.  Lighthouse 5 will open as the world’s largest drive-in movie theatre in Eustis, FL once construction is completed. This five-screen drive-in cinema will not only be the largest in the entire world, but it will also have