Four Florida cities are listed as the fastest-growing ‘Boomtowns’ in the country

Colorful houses in Fort Myers, Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — lunamarina Four cities in the Sunshine State were listed among the top-growing towns in the United States in a report by SmartAsset. The financial information website conducted a study that researched 494 of the U.S.’s largest municipalities for their population growth, housing, income, and other

Did sharks abandon the waters off of Florida during Hurricane Ian? Experts talk about how hurricanes affect wildlife

Aftermath of Hurricane Ian — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Felix Mizioznikov Florida is known for its incredible wildlife, from the birds that fly high in the sky to the beasts that roam through the swamps and gorgeous beaches. However, Florida’s beauty sometimes gets brutally interrupted, just as it did last month when Hurricane Ian rammed into

President Biden set to visit Florida after Hurricane Ian’s devastating impact

President Joe Biden speaking at podium – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by lev radin President Joe Biden is set to visit the Sunshine State on Wednesday, October 5, following the catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Ian in the southwestern portion of the state. First Lady Jill Biden will join him, the White House announced. The White

From gorgeous blooms to forbidden fruit, here are 10 of the best gardens in Florida

Chihuly Art in Pond at Fairchild Botanical Gardens in Miami, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Nava Fedaeff Mangoes at Edison & Ford Winter Estates – Fort Myers When Thomas Edison’s friend, Henry Ford, built a home next to his on the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, the automotive tycoon named the estate “The

This small Florida city is a top U.S. summer destination on Airbnb and has more canals than Venice

Cape Coral, Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by John Mantell Craving a relaxing gondola ride down a Venetian canal, but don’t want to fly all the way to Italy this summer? Try Cape Coral, Florida, instead. This small Florida city has over 400 miles of canals, more than anywhere else in the world–including Venice.

Freezing temperatures hit Florida as another cold front is on its way

Seaside Cold Front, FL — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Kristi Blokhin Fresh after the storm that dumped snow and froze much of the northeastern USA, several tornadoes hit Fort Myers, Iona, Naples, and Charlotte County Sunday along with freezing temperatures in Northern Florida Tuesday morning, comes another cold front from Canada.  According to the National Weather

Tornado hits South Fort Myers with nearly 95 mph winds & $500,000 worth of damage

Tornado Aftermath, Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Lawoowoo A tornado ripped through South Fort Myers on Tuesday, smashing houses and causing trees to fall onto cars while wind gusts nearly reached hurricane status. At least one person was injured. “We were able to get our storm survey completed and we did find a

Eight Florida cities made U.S. News’ top 10 best places to retire list

Couple Enjoying Retirement On the Beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock — Daniel Myjones A U.S. News report shows that Florida cities were very well-represented in U.S. News’ 2021 Best Places to Retire list. Warm weather, crystalline beaches, and low tax rates have attracted retirees to join Florida’s coast over the past few years, and it’s proven

Five Halloween movies with a connection to Florida

Creature of the Black Lagoon – Courtesy: Creature of the Black Lagoon Movies Franchise There’s still plenty of time to get your spooky festivities in before Halloween wraps up this month. Unbeknownst to many, Florida has served as the backdrop for many terrifying films.  Here’s a list of some movies to watch with the lights

A 12-pack of Florida’s best microbreweries

Local Beer Restaurant – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Siriwat Sriphojaroen Looking for the best beer in Florida? Florida is home to countless large breweries, but what many don’t know is that the Sunshine State has hundreds of small microbreweries hidden within. Most of these breweries have tasting rooms where visitors can sample different brews.