In an attempt to bring tourists back to the Sunshine State, Visit Florida asks for $75 million

Visit Florida Postcard – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Callahan Florida’s tourism and marketing agency will ask lawmakers to extend its life and maintain increased funding as the state increases efforts to attract international visitors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Chairman Danny Gaekwad of Visit Florida told members of the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors on

SAVOR ST. PETE Festival is coming to downtown St. Petersburg Nov. 6th & 7th, welcoming guests to sip & savor while enjoying interactive activities, cooking demos, & more

Courtesy: SAVOR SoFLO ST. PETERSBURG, FL. — This autumn season, local foodies, wine lovers, and craft beer enthusiasts are invited to “SIP, SAVOR, and be SEEN” at the annual SAVOR ST. PETE event. The two-day festival will take place November 6th-7th in downtown St. Petersburg, overlooking beautiful Tampa Bay in North Straub Park. It will

5 autumnal things to this Fall in South Florida & beyond

Pumpkin Patch — Courtesy: Image by Bill Morson from Shutterstock It is officially fall in Florida, and while the scorching heat, sunny beaches, and swaying palm trees may not resemble the autumn season, there are still plenty of fun activities to take part in. So grab your boots and pumpkin spice lattes, because here are

Here are the Sunshine State’s best cities for outdoor dining this fall

Outdoor Dining Rooftop — Courtesy: Image by Brian Patrick Lim from Shutterstock Gone are the hot and humid nights of summer, because “fall” is upon us in Florida. Although our Florida fall is about a one-degree dip in temperature, this means that outdoor dining season is about to begin. Just in time for the breezy

South Florida will welcome hundreds of Afghan refugees

Refugees Afghanistan – Courtesy: Idaho News 6 – Image by Scripps National The Sunshine State is set to become a safe haven for a large group of refugees fleeing Afghanistan. Kristen Bloom is the Founder and Executive Director of Refugee Assistance Alliance, an organization that aids refugee families once they are settled in South Florida.

Elon Musk’s Boring Company is closer to finalizing deal to build tunnel in Fort Lauderdale

Elon Musk Underground Transit Loop – Courtesy: Getty Images – Image by Ethan Miller This past Monday, a deadline for several companies to submit proposals to compete with a proposed Boring Co. project set for Fort Lauderdale passed. This move leaves Elon Musk’s tunnel business in a position to begin exclusive negotiations with city officials.

Key West’s famous Fantasy Fest parade canceled over COVID, but some events will remain

Start of Key West Fantasy Fest – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Chuck Wagner Fantasy Fest, the biggest annual event by far in the tourist-heavy Key West, will stay on the calendar but its events have been whittled down.  The event’s organizers said on Monday that the parade and street fair will not happen this

Walt Disney World resumes selling annual passes with new options

Cinderella’s Castle Magic Kingdom – Courtesy: clickorlando.com – Image by Matt Bagsic During the COVID-19 pandemic, Walt Disney World stopped selling new annual passes to limit the number of guests at the parks. In early August, Disney officials announced that passes would resume but did not give a specific date.  The good news is that

South Florida celebrates National Dog Day 2021: ‘Yappy’ hour events & paw-fect treats

National Dog Day — Dogs Playing with Ball – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Stanimir G.Stoev While there are several unofficial national holidays to celebrate every day, this holiday is im-paw-ssible to miss! Thursday, Aug.26, is National Dog Day. National Dog Day is dedicated to your favorite companion, best friend, and loyal fur baby.  It

Boo! These are Florida’s spookiest theme park events for 2021

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Amonarch ORLANDO, Fla. — As leaves fall, temperatures cool down, and pumpkin spice lattes go on sale, several Florida theme parks prepare for the arrival of the spookiest Halloween-themed events.  All three major theme parks in Central Florida — Walt Disney World, SeaWorld