Inside Florida’s Natural Orange Juice Visitor Center

Beautiful orange groves of Florida on a sunny day. Photo: Jason Patrick Ross/Shutterstock.com If you’ve ever seen a Florida orange Juice commercial, you’ll know that Florida produces the best oranges and therefore, the best orange juice in the country. Year after year Florida provides America with the most of its orange juice. Freshly squeezed and

5 Old, Abandoned and/(or) Interesting Places in Florida You May Not Know About

Fort Bengali. Photo: Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com 1. Fort Bengali in St. Augustine, Florida  This now-abandoned former jail first opened in the late 1950s by L.H. “Buddy” Hough as the “Oldest Jail.” This forced fellow local man Henry “Slim” McDaniel to rename his tourist attraction “The Authentic Oldest Jail”, the well-preserved Victorian jailhouse on San Marco Avenue.

Disney Purchases an Additional 26.3 Acres of Land West of Magic Kingdom

Cinderella’s Castle at Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park. Photo: aliwigle/Pixabay.com Disney World has apparently just purchased even more land near Magic Kingdom. No word yet as to what the intended use of the land is but there are speculation that it is part of Disney’s ever-present need to expand as much as possible. The land

6 Beautiful Rivers In Florida State Parks You’ll Want to Float Down On

The Suwannee River in Florida. Photo: Ron Bennett/Shutterstock.com 1. Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is located in Gilchrist County, about 5 miles to the west of the High Springs, FL, just 25 miles south of Lake City and about 20 miles northwest of Gainesville. This spring, also

Florida Battles Blue-Green Algae Blooms by Passing New Bill

Cyanobacteria, blue-green algae. Photo: kelseyny/Shutterstock.com Let’s take a moment to get away from Coronavirus news and inform ourselves of what is going on with legislation, law and regulations in the state of Florida.  The Florida Legislature is trying to combat a menace to our environment and to Florida residents that many may not know can

Miami Open ‘Still Moving Forward’ Despite Coronavirus Scare

Tennis courts preparing for the Miami Open 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, United States on February 29, 2020. Photo: YES Market Media/Shutterstock.com The Miami Open is still happening despite the coronavirus epidemic. The two-week tournament is expected to attract thousands of spectators. The event features the top men’s and women’s players

Where the Wild Things Are: The Butterfly House of Coconut Creek

Waterfall. Photo: www.butterflyworld.com The largest butterfly habitat is right here in Florida. If you’re a fan of butterflies and their conservation, you may want to visit Butterfly World. This habitat for butterflies is also the largest in the entire world. Thousands of different types of butterflies call this place home and flutter around the premises

Polite Suggestions for Where to Eat in Miami

Miami Beach’s Ocean Drive in sunlight on February 2, 2020.   Photo Credit:  baileyc1/Shutterstock.com If you are heading to South Florida soon, you may want to stop and enjoy all the delicious food and sweets that are offered in Miami. From local bistros to fine dining restaurants Miami has it all. The following polite suggestions

How the Burmese Python Took Over the Florida Everglades

Burmese Python. Photo: Vince Adam/Shutterstock.com Imagine a predator invading your space that can grow up to 20 feet long or more and has a telephone-pole-sized girth. This intruder eats everything it can swallow, and indeed has been known to swallow animals twice its size. Small and medium-sized mammals are no match for this fiend that