Majority of Florida Memorial Day vacationers staying in the Sunshine State

City Walk Orlando – Memorial Day – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Kamira According to AAA, Orlando is currently the number one travel destination in the country for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Most of the traveling tourists are expected to be from right here in Florida. This year’s Memorial Day travels are not expected

Smorgasburg Miami: New York outdoor market opens in Miami with over 50 vendors

Open-air food market Smorgasburg, New York location pictured — Photo courtesy of Smorgasburg The largest outdoor food bazaar in the U.S. has officially arrived in Wynwood. Set up in a vacant lot right across from art lovers’ beloved Wynwood Walls, Smorgasburg comes straight out of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, hence the “burg” in its name. But

Florida expects millions of spring breakers while facing major staff shortages

Spring Breakers Enjoy the Beach — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Jillian Cain Photography While Florida saw a bleak 1,500 people a day in 2020 and about 65,000 Spring Breakers in 2021, it is estimated that 570,000 students will be on holiday in the Sunshine State this year.  The University of South Florida and the majority of

Miami is once again ranked America’s healthiest city

Miami, FL — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Bogdan Dyiakonovych For the third consecutive year, Mindbody has ranked Miami as America’s healthiest city, followed by Los Angeles and San Diego. Mindbody, the leading experience technology platform for the wellness industry, conducts an annual Wellness Index that aims to provide a holistic view of wellness across the U.S.

The quaint Florida town that’s a must-visit holiday destination

Christmas, Florida — Courtesy — Image by: Britt Kennerly FLORIDA TODAY Christmas only comes once a year unless you live in a small town just east of Orlando, Florida. For those who live in the village of Christmas, they get Christmas cheer every day. Christmas is a little town of just over a thousand people.

Hard Rock buys The Mirage in Vegas for $1.1B

Hard Rock Hotel Coming to Las Vegas Strip — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Randy Andy Hard Rock International announced on Monday that it wants to see how a guitar-shaped hotel will play out at the center of the Las Vegas Strip. In what MGM Resorts International CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle called “a significant

Florida provides $5 million for Orlando’s bid to host 2026 World Cup

World Cup — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: AGIF On Wednesday, Florida’s business-recruitment agency put $10 million into the pitch to help Miami and Orlando become host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. The Enterprise Florida Board of Directors agreed to provide $5 million for each of the cities’ efforts, which are

Lockdown-free Florida receives flocks of tourists looking to getaway

Welcome to Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock —Image by: Ingo70 Cooped-up tourists who are eager for a taste of Florida’s sandy beaches, warmer temperatures, and swaying palm trees are visiting the Sunshine State in masses, topping pre-pandemic levels in recent months. Miami is one of the top search destinations on travel websites across the state, and

8 ways to find adventure, entertainment, and history in Florida’s capital, Tallahassee

Tallahassee, FL — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Sean Pavone People from all over the world travel to Florida to enjoy its great weather and beautiful beaches, often overlooking inland destinations throughout. Tallahassee, the state capital, is more than a beacon for college students and politicians. With its rolling hills and southern charm, the town is attracting

State official tries to convince In-N-Out burger chain to move to the Sunshine State

In-N-Out Burger – Courtesy: Shutterstock — Michael Gordon Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis is coming up with a plan to steal one of California’s iconic food chains and bring it to Florida.  Florida’s elected chief financial officer is trying to convince In-N-Out Burger to leave California for the Sunshine State. The chain of 378 burger joints