Florida Gets Its First Aquatic Preserve in More than 30 Years

Image by PublicDomainImages from Pixabay  In case you didn’t know, Florida has its own Nature Coast and aquatic preserve. That’s right.  It’s also the first new aquatic preserve in Florida in more than 30 years.  Governor DeSantis approved protections for the new 400,000-acre Nature Coast Preserve on Monday, June 29. DeSantis has made water quality

Spooky Places in Florida You’ll Want to Visit (or Stay Away From)

A creepy photo of a church in Key West, Florida, USA. Image by Jody Davis from Pixabay  It may not be Halloween or even October yet, so a scary ghost story may not be appreciated right now. But hauntings and ghosts don’t take vacations or breaks. Florida is ripe with places that are haunted, and

Floridians Get Screened as Background Checks Rise for Gun Purchases

Image by Brett Hondow from Pixabay  In the week after George Floyd’s death, Florida processed more than twice the number of background checks than it did in the same week in 2019. The number of Floridians who sought voluntary background checks so they could buy guns surged in the days and weeks after protests started

Hard Rock Stadium Drive-In Movie Theater to Open on Friday

Aerial view, drone photography of Hard Rock Stadium of the Miami Dolphins. Photo and Caption YES Market Media/Shutterstock.com Hard Rock Stadium will feature two movie venues, including a drive-in theater inside the stadium and an open-air screening space on the Fountain Plaza. The drive-in movie theater at Hard Rock Stadium will make its debut on

Florida Sees Decline in Voter Registration During Coronavirus Pandemic

Hand of a person casting a ballot at a polling station during voting. Photo and Caption: Alexandru Nika/Shutterstock.com As with many things, the coronavirus has affected voting registration in many key swing states, such as Florida. The number of voter registrations in Florida plummeted in April compared to prior presidential election years as the threat

What It’s Like to Visit Florida’s National Forests

Flamingos at Mud Lake, Everglades National Park, NPSPhoto, taken by R.Illiescu. Flickr/Everglades National Park You may or may not have known that there are actual forests in Florida. The Florida National Forests offer something for everyone. Whether it’s hiking trails or camping to just simply wanting to walk around in nature, you may want to

Reasons to Visit Florida’s Lake Okeechobee

Image by Ernie A. Stephens from Pixabay  Ah, Lake Okeechobee. What would we Floridians do without you? Indeed, the lake is more important to Florida than most people think. Not only is it a natural gem but just the sight of it is enough to heal your soul during difficult times. You can also use

True Crime: The Ma Barker House

The Ma Barker House. Photo: Wikimedia Commons For those of you interested in true crime stories, look no further than the Ma Barker House, located previously in Lake Weir, Florida (the fifth largest lake in Florida). In this house, you will find a little piece of Florida history. The Ma Barker House is famous for

Take a Road Trip to Florida’s Most Magical Places

Map of the magical Florida Road Trip. Photo: Google Maps Florida is filled with so many wonderful fairytale-like places. From wolves and castles to shimmering emerald-green water and forests, Florida itself seems like it is seemingly straight out of a fairytale. Located right here in the Sunshine State we even have a few caves and

Florida To Be Home to the World’s Largest Drive-In Movie Theatre

Photo: www.onlyinyourstate.com/Facebook Eustis Drive-In Movie Theater Drive-in movie theaters are quickly becoming all the rage around the country.  Lighthouse 5 will open as the world’s largest drive-in movie theatre in Eustis, FL once construction is completed. This five-screen drive-in cinema will not only be the largest in the entire world, but it will also have