5 Bucket-List Places Every Floridian Must See

Image by Randall Beauchamp from Pixabay  If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Florida, look no further than the following places to go. Here we’ve compiled a list of the best places to go to if you are a native Floridian (or close to it). Apart from our sandy beaches, these hidden gems will

Miami’s Beaches Are Now Open

Image by David Mark from Pixabay  It’s official: beaches in Miami, Florida will be allowed to open today (June 10). For three months, beaches in Miami have remained closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Most counties in Florida have opened beaches, but many still have restrictions, so not all beaches

11 Things Floridians Will Swear By Till the Day They Die

Image by Makoto Seimori from Pixabay  “You know you’re from Florida when…” We love nothing better than being able to call ourselves Florida residents. We like to think about how we live where many people vacation (or wish they could). But, like with any other state, living in Florida has different challenges and advantages. We

The Florida Keys Reopens to the Public

Southernmost Point Continental USA at Key West, Florida. The picture shows the famous landmark of the southernmost point of the USA. Photo and Caption:  Dennis Kartenkaemper On June 1st the Florida Keys reopened to visitors after access was denied to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. Checkpoints leading into the Florida Keys came down

Vacation Rentals in Florida Could Reopen Again Very Soon

Photo: Paul Brennan/Pixabay.com According to Ron DeSantis, vacation rentals that were ordered to close down due to the coronavirus pandemic may be able to open up again soon, pending they submit requests to the governor before reopening the vacation rentals. The Florida governor made the announcement on Friday, May 15 via The News Service of

Florida Holds Its Breath as It Reopens Its Bars, Gyms and Restaurants Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

People use the treadmills and other equipment at Optimum Gym in Tampa on Monday, May 18, the first day it was back open for members. Caption and Photo: www.cnn.com Local bars and diners in Miami-Dade and Broward County threw open its doors to residents and tourists itching to get back to normal on Monday, May

St. Pete Pier Closed Until Further Notice Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Photo: www.fox13news.com The St. Petersburg Pier will remain closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. The City of St. Petersburg gave an original grand opening date of May 30 but fears about spreading the novel coronavirus forced the City to postpone the reopening of the Pier until proper phased guidelines are announced by

Florida Aquarium’s Knobby Cactus Corals’ Birth Signifies Hope to Help Save the World’s Third Largest Coral Reef

A knobby cactus coral. Photo: Tina Sotis/Shutterstock.com A species of coral reef has been bred in human care for the first time, a breakthrough that scientists in Florida say may help slow the decline of coral reef die-off. The ridged cactus coral reproduced for the first known time in a lab setting at the Florida

The Sun Will Come Out for Florida’s Tourism Industry Despite COVID-19 Shutdown

Downtown Miami, Florida, USA, and the port, seen from MacArthur Causeway at sunset. Photo: Dreamframer/Shutterstock.com Florida’s economy depends heavily on travel and tourism. We all know that. It’s a scary time right now to even think about it but in the long run, this pandemic will affect our travel and tourism industry more than we

Florida Battles Blue-Green Algae Blooms by Passing New Bill

Cyanobacteria, blue-green algae. Photo: kelseyny/Shutterstock.com Let’s take a moment to get away from Coronavirus news and inform ourselves of what is going on with legislation, law and regulations in the state of Florida.  The Florida Legislature is trying to combat a menace to our environment and to Florida residents that many may not know can