Florida comes in second to only Hawaii for 2021 summer ‘Dream Destination’

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by icemanphotos It seems like traveling is a top priority on many Americans’ wish list this upcoming summer season.  Because last year canceled millions of plans for domestic and international travel due to pandemic closures, the travel bug is hitting even harder this time around, causing plans to find the next

Miami-Dade County set to lift months-long Midnight Curfew next week

COVID-19 Curfew sign Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Adam Calaitzis Despite Florida being the second-most “open-state” during the pandemic, there are still regulations in place whether people choose to believe it or not. Take Miami-Dade County, for example. There has been no shortage of the South Florida community gracing headlines for the antics and chaos

Memorial Day tradition returns to South Florida with Air & Sea Show

Airplanes on airshow. Aerobatic team performs flight at air show – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Lucian BOLCA A small sense of pre-pandemic outings is making a return to one of South Florida’s busiest beaches. After being sidelined in 2020 due to health protocols and the roaring surge in COVID-19 cases, the popular Hyundai Air

Florida to open vaccine eligibility for all adults 18+ by April 5

Courtesy: Gov. Ron DeSantis Florida is expanding its vaccine eligibility to anyone age 18 and older by next month, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced yesterday. The news comes coupled with the vaccine eligibility expansion for adults age 40 and older beginning next Monday, March 29.   Following less demand for the vaccine as the age range has

Florida will get long-awaited UFC return in front of a “full crowd” in Jacksonville

UFC Champion Belt – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Andre Luiz Moreira Ever since the pandemic shut down virtually everything across the world last March, nothing has really been able to get back to full-strength. Small businesses are still struggling to gain their footing, restaurants are not seeing the volume they used to, and some

Applicable online sales tax bill moves forward in Florida House

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by create jobs 51 Floridians may soon have to pay up when they purchase goods online from out-of-state retailers. Residents in the Sunshine State have long been spoiled ever since the transition to buying online became more mainstream. The perks of buying goods online are endless: avoiding waiting in line, not

Florida governor says the state will lower the vaccine eligibility age to 60 starting next week

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Viacheslav Lopatin The wait is over for another group of Floridians eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced from the state capital that the state will be expanding inoculation eligibility efforts to anyone 60 or older beginning Monday, March 15. “I’m happy to announce

As Spring Breakers hit Florida for warm escape, Walt Disney World reservations are sold out

Cinderella’s Castle at Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park. Photo: aliwigle/Pixabay.com Florida has always been a popular destination for spring breakers across the country.  This year more than ever, will test Florida’s ability to handle a likely surplus of visitors from all states because of COVID-19 restrictions everywhere but in the Sunshine State.  As travelers look

Spring Breakers seek Florida’s pandemic leniency, Miami-Dade mayor holding on lifting curfew until after the rush

Deco Drive South Beach at night – Courtesy: Shutterstock-Image by marchello74 Florida is the place to be according to just about everyone in the country. Whether it’s northerners complaining about the rash of winter storms, west coast natives fleeing due to overly strict regional regulations, or anything “why can Florida do this and we can’t”

Manatee County Commissioner breaks protocol by limiting COVID-19 vaccine drive to specific wealthy zip codes

Manatee County – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Ja7 The Florida COVID-19 vaccine chronicles continue.  One month after a West Palm Beach nursing home and assisted-living facility was called out by a Florida Senator for “immoral” vaccine distribution to wealthy donors: a Manatee County commissioner broke vaccine distribution protocol when planning a local vaccine drive