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.

Top 10 “Must Visit” Beaches in Florida

Beautiful Crandon Park Beach located in Key Biscayne in Miami. Courtesy: Shutterstock-Photo by Fotoluminate LLC Among many things, Florida is known for its year-round beach weather, white-sand beaches, and clear coastal waters. When combined, those three attributes create a blissful scene along Florida’s coastline and make them a “must-visit” when passing through the Sunshine State.

Florida reigns as top retirement spot in 2020-2021 U.S. Rankings

Courtesy: Image by mayerbl1 from Pixabay Florida stole the show in the recent Best Places to Retire in the U.S. in 2020-2021 rankings by U.S. News.  The list analyzes data from the 150 largest metropolitan areas in the country and criteria metrics including overall happiness of residents, tax rates and quality of healthcare, and housing

Reservations for Annual Sea Turtle Fundraiser Now Open

Image by Pexels from Pixabay  Registration for the Sea Turtle Preservation Society’s annual fundraiser is now open as of September 9. Once registered online, participants will complete the event individually between September 12 to 15. The 2020 Turtle Krawl 5K virtual event offers participants the chance to come together to support sea turtle conservation while

Campaign to Help Tourism Industry in Florida Launched

Image by Michelle Maria from Pixabay  Governor Ron DeSantis and Visit Florida have teamed up to create a publicity campaign aimed at attracting Floridians to vacation across the state. The new tourism campaign kicked off on Wednesday, September 2, the same day the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale and Art Basel Miami Beach were

Cruisin’ USA: Take A Trip Down Florida’s Waterways on a Motorized Tiki Bar!

Photo : www.cruisintikis.com At Cruisin’ Tikis in Florida, you can rent what is a half motorized boat, half floating tiki bar, and cruise around like you don’t have a care in the world. This is one outdoor experience you do not want to miss. You can rent one of these motorized tiki bars all over

Exploring Florida’s Resident Ghost Town

Beautiful beach on Indian Key, Florida, USA. Photo and Caption: JMcQ/Shutterstock.com Indian Key Historic State Park in the Florida Keys is another one of those hidden gems that not even resident Floridians know about, much less visit. The island was once home to the bustling town of Indian Key but now remains an uninhabited ghost

Where to Catch the 5 Best Sunsets in Florida

Image by David Frampton from Pixabay  St. George Island The St. George Lighthouse. Photo: www.floridasforgottencoast.com Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park is a beautiful 22-mile barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. Located just off North Florida’s Gulf Coast, St. George Island is one of the last inhabited yet unspoiled barrier islands

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