Universal Orlando will resume Epic Universe park construction following eight-month hiatus

Rendering of Universal Orland Epic Universe Park – Courtesy: Universal Orlando Florida will soon be getting another theme park on Universal Orlando Resort property. Epic Universe will join Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, and Volcano Bay as the fourth member of the theme park family. Work is slated to begin ramping up in the coming

Digging up the history of Miami’s exclusive Fisher Island

Fisher Island – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by FloridaStock A few months ago, we covered a Bloomberg Wealth Report highlighting the country’s wealthiest zip codes. Coming in at number one on that list was the historic private barrier island of Fisher Island off Miami Beach.  With an estimated average resident income of $2.2 million in

Florida lands multiple 4 and 5-star rated properties in 2021 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards

The Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach’s storied luxury resort – Courtesy: Forbes Travel Guide Despite declining travel figures in the year 2020, Florida has managed to remain a top travel destination in the world thanks to its wide selection of resorts, restaurants, destinations, entertainment, and more.  Helping Florida maintain its status as a top travel

Gasparilla 2021 Pirate Festival canceled due to continued COVID-19 concerns

Gasparilla Invasion – Courtesy: Gasparilla Pirate Fest website It seems like every other week another major Florida event is canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and this week serves as another example as to why public safety is the main priority for festival and large-scale event organizers during the pandemic. Despite having the

Florida’s tourism industry reports lowest figures since 2010

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Gustavo Frazao The Sunshine State was on track to post record-setting tourism numbers for state visitations in 2020, but then the pandemic happened, and those projections were derailed. In fact, according to new data from Visit Florida, the tourism industry saw an astounding but reasonably expected 34 percent drop in

Watson Island’s Jungle Island attraction set to get extreme facelift in contemporary resort expansion

Rendering of new Jungle Island resort and hotel – Courtesy: EoA Group One of Florida’s largest eco-adventure attractions is about to go from 0-100 over the course of the next few years thanks to a slate of resort and attraction additions on the roughly 18.5-acre plot overlooking Biscayne Bay. Jungle Island, as it is known

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

Craving the holiday spirit? Check out these 6 spots in Central Florida to see Christmas Lights

Christmas decorations Courtesy: Image by Pawel Grzegorz from Pixabay While this year hasn’t made it easy to go out, explore, and hang out in large groups during the Yuletide season, it has presented businesses with creative ways to still bring holiday cheer for those that are healthy and willing to go out and see holiday

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites set to open in December

Courtesy: Alex Perna (NBCUniversal) The second member of the Endless Summer Resort at Universal Orlando will finally open its doors to the public on December 15, 2020. The Dockside Inn and Suites will join its sister resort Surfside Inn and Suites on the property and will begin offering stays at $79 per night.  Because of

Luxury beachside Faena Hotel Miami Beach ranked amongst top in America

Courtesy: Faena Miami Beach Hotel Just when you thought ‘Miamians’ couldn’t brag anymore about why people should take a trip down to South Beach… you thought wrong. In its 33rd annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey, Condé Nast Traveler released its top 10 favorite hotels in the U.S. voted by readers in 2020. As if South