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

The Fight for the Bonnet House of Fort Lauderdale Continues

The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation announced this past Thursday (November 7th)  its intent to take over the historic Bonnet House, kicking off a fight for control of the beachfront, community treasure. The Bonnet House, Inc., the local organization that manages the 99-year-old estate,  said the house has given the trust about $150,000 each year

Royal Caribbean Founder Ed Stephan Passes Away Aged 87

Ed Stephan of Royal Caribbean Passed Away

Edwin W. Stephan, who is credited with making Miami the cruise capital of the world, passed away Friday.   He was 87 years old.   He was the cruise line’s first president for 27 years and then he served as the vice-chairman of the board of directors until he retired in 2003.   Stephan was