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

Winterfest Boat Parade Brings Holiday Cheer to Fort Lauderdale Waterways

Photo Credit: Winterfest Boat Parade Facebook Page Have you ever wanted to watch a holiday parade on the water? Come to Fort Lauderdale and you can! The Winterfest Parade in Fort Lauderdale has some of the best displays of lights on the water in Florida. The Parade is an annual tradition held every December in

Introducing Snowcat Ridge, Florida’s First Snow Park

Photo Credit: Snowcatridge.com Coming soon to Central Florida: Snowcat Ridge!  Pasco County Board of Commissioners approved a permit for a snow amusement park to be built in a rural area of Dade City, just north of Tampa. The park will be located right next to TreeHoppers Aerial Adventure Park, close to Scream-A-Geddon, the annual Halloween

All About Florida’s Other Theme Park: Busch Gardens

Photo Credit: StockSnap from Pixabay  If you’ve read our previous article about Disney World, and it seems like it may not be for you or your family, you can head over to the next best thing in Florida: the equally family-oriented Busch Gardens. Located in Tampa, Florida, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a 335-acre African-themed

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

A Brief History of Miami’s Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Photo Credit: Michelle Maria from Pixabay  In South Florida, Vizcaya is synonymous with luxury and a great wedding photo. Almost all locals in Miami know about Vizcaya, and have visited the mansion at one point in their lives. Throughout the community, it is well-known as the perfect place to take a nice wedding picture or

The 411 on Nudity at Public Florida Beaches

Photo Credit: giovanni baldoni from Pixabay If you’ve gone to the beach here in Florida, it’s certain you’ve seen a lot. You know people are conspicuous about the types of bathing suits they wear. Some are conservative, but it seems most are revealing. Then there are some people that have no problem bearing it all. They may arrive

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

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