Is Florida the worst state to drive in? The results will shock you

Traffic Jam on I-95 – Courtesy: Shutterstock- Image by  cate_89 Would you be shocked if we told you Florida was not the worst state to drive in? Contrary to popular belief, Florida is not the best nor the worst state to drive in, according to a recent study conducted by WalletHub.   The study by WalletHub

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and his journey to bring big-tech to South Florida

“Fintech” word on digital virtual screen with futuristic city skyline. Hi-tech business concept. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by jamesteohart Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has dreams of transforming the largest city in South Florida into the next Silicon Valley, hoping to pull big-tech and their corporations to Miami to create a new identity for the “Magic City.”

Miami’s Historic Hampton House: An iconic segregation-era Motel

Muhammad Ali pictured at Hampton House after Sonny Liston fight 1964 – Courtesy: historichamptonhouse.org As the nation approaches Black History Month and celebrates the lives of the African-American community, beginning with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan 18., Florida Insider is here to detail an iconic gathering place in the African-American community that

Red Tide continues to irritate Southwest Florida Beaches

Red Tide algae bloom in the ocean – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Alfred Rowan It’s back and smellier than ever. Dead fish are washing up along southwest Florida beaches bringing up major concerns for scientists, residents, and tourists along the Gulf Coast waters. As defined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Red Tide

Will Florida’s Walt Disney World be converted into a COVID-19 Vaccine Site?

Courtesy: Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The happiest place on Earth may soon have plans in motion to become a COVID-19 vaccine site in Florida. Florida is one of the nation’s hardest-hit states, with over 1.5 million confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, trailing only California and Texas in total cases. Converting a

Florida’s Lighthouses and Our List of the Ones You Should Visit on your Next Trip

Courtesy: Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park | Florida State Parks Occupying thousands of miles of coastline, it’s no surprise that the Sunshine State is home to some of the coolest lighthouses in the nation! Florida comes in at number seven in the U.S., with over 25 lighthouses across the state on and offshore.  Lighthouses were

Clearwater Beach’s Annual Sugar Sand Festival canceled over pandemic concerns

Sand Sculptures at Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival, Florida at Clearwater Beach, Florida, April 23, 2017. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by Ilya Images Just when you thought the festival and event cancelations were behind us in 2020—think again. Florida is known for its beautiful coastline and white sandy beaches along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.

Florida’s search for new vendor to run SunPass tolling system hits reset button

Sunpass holders go through an express lane at the entrance of Sanibel Island in Lee County, Florida, United States on January 15, 2018. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by EQRoy Early in 2020, Florida’s transportation secretary affirmed the state’s intention not to renew the contract of the vendor in charge of the 2018 Florida SunPass tolling

Coconut Grove welcomes First High-End Cuban Dining Fare: OCA

“OCA” The Grove’s soon-to-be first and only full-blown Cuban restaurant with full bar in the area. Courtesy: Florida Insider- Photo taken by William Prego It has been a difficult year for restaurant owners nationwide, especially in places like South Florida, where rent is well above the national average. But diamonds are created in the rough,

Florida Gas Price Average for Holiday Season was lowest in years but climbs to highest since pre-pandemic figures

Courtesy: Image by IADE-Michoko from Pixabay According to AAA Florida Auto Club, Florida’s average gas prices reached their highest level in the past week since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns began in March earlier this year. Despite the scary thought of “highest price” in actuality, prices are still relatively low. As of December 28, 2020, Florida’s