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

Universal Orlando unveils prehistoric Jurassic World ‘VelociCoaster’ opening date

Courtesy: Universal Orlando Resort The time has finally come for eager Jurassic World fans at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park with the opening date reveal of the all-new, high thrills VelociCoaster. A projected opening date for the long-awaited apex predator rollercoaster addition to the theme park’s Jurassic World extension has been set for

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

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

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

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

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

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.