The Story of Dade County, FL

Portrait of Maj. Francis L. Dade. Photo Credit: https://usdaughters1812.org/ Perhaps even more famous than Flagler Street in Miami is that of Miami-Dade County itself. The County got its name from someone who is remembered for his service in the military. Hundreds of years ago, this individual played a role in one of the most important

Meet Florida’s (Railroad) Founding Father, Henry Flagler

Photo Credit: https://alchetron.com/Henry-Flagler Driving down Flagler Street in Miami may be something most Miamians do every day. It is a latitudinal baseline that divides all the streets on the Miami-Dade County grid plan and provides a way for people to get to their destinations somewhere in the city. But one has to wonder if the

Holidays at the Bok Tower Gardens

Photo Credit: Bok Tower Gardens Instagram If you find yourself in the Central Florida area this December, you may want to make a pit stop at Bok Tower Gardens in Lakes Wales, Polk County, Florida. Bok Tower Gardens is home to some of Florida’s most historic landscape gardens. The Bok Tower “sings” a lovely melody

The Magic of Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Photo Credit: santasenchantedforest.com As the world’s largest Christmas-themed amusement park, Miami’s Santa’s Enchanted Forest is the perfect place to visit during the holidays. With more than 100 rides, shows, games and attractions, hundreds of thousands of visitors come every year to experience the magic of Santa’s Enchanted Forest. South Florida’s tallest Christmas tree light show

It’s Christmas – In Florida

Photo Credit: https://www.florida-backroads-travel.com/ Yes, you read right. We have an actual town named Christmas right here in sunny Florida. It is a community of about 1,000 people on Florida State Road 50 about 24 miles east of Orlando. It is located 16 miles west of the Space Coast and Kennedy Space Center.  The town’s name

The Main Attraction: Florida’s Walt Disney World

Photo Credit: ErikAggie from Pixabay  Planning a trip to Florida soon?  Bringing the family along, too?  Take them all (and yourself) to Disney World! The world’s most visited theme park sits on a nearly 40-square mile section of land in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, not far from the cities of Orlando and Kissimmee. It offers

Why Fort Lauderdale Became Known as “Fort Liquor-dale”

Fort Lauderdale, like its sister city (the world-famous Miami), has its fair share of beautiful beaches and rich history. Whereas Miami has the nickname “Magic City”, Fort Lauderdale used to be known as “Fort Liquordale.” No, really. It did. (Some people still might refer to it as “Fort Liquordale” in a joking tone.) It’s not