Florida lands multiple 4 and 5-star rated properties in 2021 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards

The Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach’s storied luxury resort – Courtesy: Forbes Travel Guide Despite declining travel figures in the year 2020, Florida has managed to remain a top travel destination in the world thanks to its wide selection of resorts, restaurants, destinations, entertainment, and more.  Helping Florida maintain its status as a top travel

St. Johns County welcomes Florida’s first Buc-ee’s convenience store, the first of many to come in the state

Texas convenience store giant touted as the world’s largest convenience store opens first location in St. Johns County, Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by  stock_photo_world The first Buc-ee’s convenience and fueling station in Florida officially opened this week in St. Johns County. For those who are unaware of or have ever heard of Buc-ee’s,

Gasparilla 2021 Pirate Festival canceled due to continued COVID-19 concerns

Gasparilla Invasion – Courtesy: Gasparilla Pirate Fest website It seems like every other week another major Florida event is canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and this week serves as another example as to why public safety is the main priority for festival and large-scale event organizers during the pandemic. Despite having the

Florida’s tourism industry reports lowest figures since 2010

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Gustavo Frazao The Sunshine State was on track to post record-setting tourism numbers for state visitations in 2020, but then the pandemic happened, and those projections were derailed. In fact, according to new data from Visit Florida, the tourism industry saw an astounding but reasonably expected 34 percent drop in

Key West’s famous Duval Street set to receive a makeover

Duval Street redesign rendering – Courtesy: KCI Technologies Monroe County’s biggest tourist trap is set to receive a redesign fit for the future. Only this redesign will use the community’s public input and ideas to revitalize the iconic street in the country’s southernmost city. According to Keys Weekly, the company leading the rebuilding project of

Florida cruise activity may get delayed another year due to COVID-19 complications

Courtesy: Image by Ed Judkins from Pixabay According to one lobbyist from the cruising sector, a majority of Florida cruises scheduled for 2021 may not be able to set sail for at least one year. In a Florida Senate Transportation Committee meeting on Feb. 2, the Florida Ports Council emphasized that cruise officials, staff, and

Blue Man Group calls it ‘the end’ for popular Universal Orlando attraction

Blue Man Group – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by alexandre zveiger They’re blue, funny, entertaining, and most especially a staple at one of Florida’s largest theme park attractions—Universal Orlando. The Blue Man Group announced earlier this week via Twitter that it would cease shows and performances at the famed Universal park after 14 years. While

Watson Island’s Jungle Island attraction set to get extreme facelift in contemporary resort expansion

Rendering of new Jungle Island resort and hotel – Courtesy: EoA Group One of Florida’s largest eco-adventure attractions is about to go from 0-100 over the course of the next few years thanks to a slate of resort and attraction additions on the roughly 18.5-acre plot overlooking Biscayne Bay. Jungle Island, as it is known

Tips to Consider When Choosing Charter Boat in Key West

Boat Shelf in Florida – Courtesy: Image by Thomas Schroeder from Pixabay Traveling is something that most people enjoy doing, and it is also a great way to make memories. If you are looking for a top travel destination, Key West is the perfect place to visit if you enjoy going on a charter boat

Florida: the Shark-Bite Capital of America, Volusia County reports highest bite cases in the U.S.

Surfing with sharks… Courtesy: Pixabay – Image by Elias Sch. from Pixabay Florida, home to warm weather, beautiful beaches, watersports, and the returning champion as the shark-bite capital in the U.S., according to the University of Florida’s annual International Shark Attack file report.  According to the report, Florida’s 16 unprovoked shark-bites in 2020 represented 48