Florida ghost towns that are must-visit destinations

Old Florida railroad track in black and white – Courtesy: Shutterstock- Image by Stephen Orsillo On top of its gorgeous beaches, thrilling one-of-a-kind theme parks, and beautiful weather, Florida is also home to several chilling ghost towns. Keep on reading to take a tour of these forgotten Florida towns. Central Florida In the late 1800s,

Timeline: Florida’s first license plates were made at home

Florida License Plates — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Lutsenko_Oleksandr Chapter 5437, enacted by the Florida legislature in 1905, mandates that all vehicles that aren’t powered by muscle power must be registered with the Secretary of State. The same year, all residents who owned vehicles had to pay a $2 registration fee to the 19th

Remember that mysterious object found on a Florida beach? It’s a shipwreck!

Shipwreck appearing through sand — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Yehonatan Richter Levin Theories about what the unusual 80-foot-long wood and metal object at Daytona Beach Shores in Volusia County, Florida, might have been solved after it was discovered last month. Some speculated that it might be a piece of a shipwreck. It was suggested

Unknown object appears on a Florida beach, sparks speculation among beachgoers

Mysterious object appears on Florida beach – Credit: Volusia County At Daytona Beach Shores in Volusia County, Florida, there is something peaking through the beach that has locals and officials buzzing with curiosity. Volusia County Beach Safety and beachgoers recently spotted the mysterious object, according to a series of announcements sent by county officials via

A chest labeled “NEVERBREAK” mysteriously appeared ashore on Florida beach

Treasure chest washes up on Florida shore – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Isabella Pfenninger With over 1,350 miles of beaches and natural areas along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, Florida boasts the second-longest coastline of any state in the contiguous United States. Due to its peculiar geography and topography, the state is

A piece of the Challenger space shuttle was found at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean near Florida’s coast

Challenger – Space Shuttle Launch – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by 3Dsculptor More than three decades after it broke apart and all seven people aboard were tragically killed, a piece of the wrecked space shuttle, the Challenger, was discovered at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. Divers spotted a “huge

Ten facts you might not know about the Sunshine State’s history

History: Palm Beach, Florida, 1929 – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Everett Collection It is a simple question asked in school: How many original colonies were there? One can assume you guessed 13, right? The correct answer is 14, and the number 14 is Florida. We don’t speak much about it because while the other

10 gorgeous bike trails to visit in Florida

Group of people cycling on bike trail in Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: Sheri Armstrong Florida is the land of having fun in the sun. The Sunshine State has an incredible offer of 175 state parks and has been recognized as a leader in the development of recreational trails nationally. From its city

Here are the worst hurricanes in Florida’s history as the state recovers from Hurricane Ian

Worst hurricanes in FL history: Hurricane Andrew circa 1992 – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: Joseph Sohm Hurricane Ian gained momentum and transformed into a dangerous Category 4 storm on Wednesday as it ravaged Florida’s Gulf Coast, bringing mass destruction to much of the state. As Floridians recover from the devastating effects of the storm,

Spooky Spots: 5 creepy places to visit in Florida

Creepy Biltmore Hotel – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Rafel The Sunshine State may be best known for its crystal clear beaches, exciting theme parks, historical museums, and adventurous hiking trails, but it also has its fair share of spooky spots. Like most places classified as haunted, these Florida destinations are characterized by bizarre stories