History Snapshot: Why Ybor City is known as the “Cigar Capital of The World”

Centro Español in 7th Ave in Ybor City – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by VIAVAL TOURS Located in Hillsborough County lies a small, cobblestone-laden, Cuban-influenced, historic small town known as Ybor City. Ask any Floridian, Tampa Bay natives especially, about Ybor City and its significance to the State of Florida, and they will tell you

Digging up the history of Miami’s exclusive Fisher Island

Fisher Island – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by FloridaStock A few months ago, we covered a Bloomberg Wealth Report highlighting the country’s wealthiest zip codes. Coming in at number one on that list was the historic private barrier island of Fisher Island off Miami Beach.  With an estimated average resident income of $2.2 million in

Did America’s First Thanksgiving Actually Happen In Florida And Not Plymouth Rock?

First Thanksgiving depiction—Courtesy: State Archives of Florida/Florida Memory Leave it to Florida to somehow be connected to everything. For years, it has been thought and taught in many schools that the first Thanksgiving gathering and feast was held between the Pilgrims and resident Indian Wampanoag tribe of New England at Plymouth Rock in 1621. Some

Miami Marlins officially introduce Kim Ng as MLB’s first female General Manager, marking new era across pro sports

Courtesy: Photo by JOSEPH GUZY- MIAMI MARLINS “Welcome Kim Ng,” read the Marlins Park scoreboard, a historic move marking a new era in professional sports.  A message heard around the world and emphasized throughout the country, Kim Ng’s hiring ushers a new age in the sports world and in Major League Baseball. On Monday, the Miami

Rare first edition maps of Florida on display in Tampa exhibit

Courtesy: Naples Florida Weekly It’s crazy to think that up until the early 2000s, a map was the GPS of the past. Now, two decades removed from GPS’s popularization, we entrust our cars and smartphones to lead us to our destination. Turn right in 500 feet. Wrong.  Even with the countless leaps in technology, our

5 Best Rooftop Dining Places in Florida

Rooftop bar overlooking traffic on Brickell Avenue at dusk in Miami, Florida, United States on January 10, 2019. Photo and Caption: Frank Fell Media/ Shutterstock.com Buddha Sky Bar, Delray Beach Located at 217 East Atlantic Avenue is Buddha Sky Bar. This beautiful restaurant overlooks the Atlantic and features a full dinner service at all seats.

Governor DeSantis Approves New State Laws Effective as of October 1

On April 16, 2019, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visited the U.S. Coast Guard Station Marathon to meet with Monroe County and municipality officials. Photos by Kristen Livengood. Photo and Caption: Monroe County Board of County Commissioners / Flickr There will be 24 new laws that will go into effect in Florida starting Thursday, October 1.

Florida Considers Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Train Project

Hyperloop all cutaway. Photo and Caption: Camilo Sanchez / Wikimedia Commons According to a report in the Fort Myers News-Press, Florida is looking at a company developing a 700 mph hyperloop that could run from Tampa to South Florida. It allows small groups of passengers to travel in pods in tubes at high-speed, using magnetic

Florida Senators Want to Extend Daylight Savings Time in the U.S.

Image by giselaatje from Pixabay  Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott want to extend Daylight Savings Time in the U.S. until November 7th, 2021. The two senators introduced legislation on Wednesday, September 16th that could keep the United States on Daylight Savings Time through the 7th of November of next year because of the

The Show Must Go On: The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Will Take Place This October

Image by Lisa Larsen from Pixabay  The coronavirus may have events cancelled and/or places closed down, but the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is defying all odds and carrying on, as usual, this year, with safety measures in place of course. The annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show got the support it needed Thursday from