Florida’s population is anticipated to grow somewhat more slowly

Florida population growth slows – Florida Welcomes You Sign – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sean Pavone The Sunshine State’s population growth is coming to a halt as deaths outpace births and as a rush of people moving from other states due to the COVID-19 pandemic slows down. Still, with approximately 22.25 million residents as of

Pigeon Key: Island at the Seven Mile Bridge has dazzling scenery & history

Pigeon Key, Island in Monroe County, Florida – Courtesy: Melissa P., Florida Insider Florida Keys residents and visitors are again walking, running, cycling, rollerblading, and watching sunrises and sunsets along a piece of the famous Old Seven Mile Bridge that parallels the Florida Keys Overseas Highway in the Middle Keys. Rehabilitation construction on the popular

Florida lawmakers will draft new rider safety measures following the Orlando FreeFall death

The Wheel at ICON Park Orlando is a 400-foot-tall giant observation wheel in International Drive area, where FreeFall Ride death occurred – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by VIAVAL TOURS Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried will introduce new legislation on Wednesday in an effort to improve rider safety as the investigation into the death of 14-year-old

Florida Travel Season: When to go for fewer crowds, travel deals, and better weather

General view of the Universal Studios Florida theme park – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Kamira Aside from its beautiful beaches, nonstop sunshine, and top-of-the-line theme parks, one of Florida’s biggest downsides is that there’s never a bad time to visit. The weather is nice and warm which means you’ll never have to worry about

What is that smell? Central Florida’s coast is covered in tons of foul seaweed

Stinky Seaweed Covering Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by nomis_h If you’re looking to visit the beach soon, you may encounter a foul stench and sand that is covered in brown seaweed. Sargassum, a type of seaweed, is arriving in record quantities this year on the coast of Central Florida, according to researchers, and

Florida ice cream may have caused the listeria outbreak earlier this year, according to the CDC

Hand Scoops Ice Cream from Fridge – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Zoran Photographer A Florida ice cream company that health officials have linked to a multistate outbreak was sued on Tuesday by the estate of an Illinois woman who passed away earlier this year after contracting listeria. According to the lawsuit submitted in the

Here are some of Central Florida’s festivals and events happening for Juneteenth

Juneteenth Parade – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Tippman98x Juneteenth, referencing June 19, marks the day that Galveston, Texas saw the arrival of Union soldiers in 1865 with news that the American Civil War had ended and those who were enslaved were now free. There were approximately 250,000 enslaved people in Texas that year alone.

The state of Florida has just received its first Michelin-starred restaurants

Fine Dining; Michelin Guide – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by BorisK9 The Michelin Guide is a fantastic way to quickly find your way into the top restaurants in any given city. However, the challenge for avid traveling foodies is that the guide isn’t everywhere–yet. Stunning food-filled cities such as Cape Town in South Africa, and

Need a summer trip idea? Rosemary Beach is officially the most Instagrammed town on Florida’s Highway 30A

Rosemary Beach, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Alan LeStourgeon With the same crystal-white sand and gorgeous layout as its due-west counterparts on Highway 30A on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Rosemary Beach seems to be the most charming.  With board porches, deep eaves, and tucked-away gardens, the town’s one-of-a-kind architecture is influenced by St. Augustine,

SeaWorld Orlando is offering free admission to Florida teachers

SeaWorld Entrance – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Roka SeaWorld Orlando is offering Florida teachers free unlimited admission to its parks through August 31. All certified and active K-12 Florida school teachers are encouraged to take advantage of the complimentary park admission. If interested in participating, public school teachers must pre-register online using their ID.me