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

Crandon Park Beach makes it onto Florida’s five “most beautiful” beaches list

Crandon Park Beach – Courtesy: Krystal Socorro, Florida Insider Swaying palm trees, soft, sugary sand, and a scenery worthy of a postcard picture, Crandon Park Beach has always been a must-visit destination for Key Biscayne visitors and residents alike. At least 189 official beaches are located among the Sunshine State’s 360 miles of coastline, and

According to study, Florida residents must work this many hours per week to afford housing

Neighborhood in Florida with Palm Trees – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by scarp577 A recent study provides some insight into how unaffordable the Sunshine State actually is as rent in Florida continues to rise rapidly. In its “Out of Reach” report, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) breaks down how many hours a person

Florida Travel Season: When to go for fewer crowds, travel deals, and better weather

General view of the Universal Studios Florida theme park – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Kamira Aside from its beautiful beaches, nonstop sunshine, and top-of-the-line theme parks, one of Florida’s biggest downsides is that there’s never a bad time to visit. The weather is nice and warm which means you’ll never have to worry about

Safety tips for beachgoers after recent shark attacks in Florida

Woman swimming with shark swimming beneath her – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Willyam Bradberry People are growing concerned after multiple shark attacks have occurred across Florida. Recently, a teen survived a scary attack in North Florida on June 30, while a young woman was hospitalized after a recent attack while swimming in the Florida

The top 5 most popular camping areas in Florida

Camping Area – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Prapat Aowsakorn The Sunshine State has always been the perfect destination for a beloved beach vacation, but many seem to forget that Florida has more to offer than theme parks and beaches! The camping travel trend is on the rise with the number of first-time campers skyrocketing,

A list of the best fall getaways in Florida (Because there’s way more to see than just beaches)

St. Petersburg, Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Matthew Yoder Looking for a fall getaway full of wonderful sights without pesky flights? Thankfully, the Sunshine State has a little something for everyone. This autumn season is the greatest time of year to explore Florida, thanks to the perfectly balanced weather that’s just chilled enough

Key West’s famous Fantasy Fest parade canceled over COVID, but some events will remain

Start of Key West Fantasy Fest – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Chuck Wagner Fantasy Fest, the biggest annual event by far in the tourist-heavy Key West, will stay on the calendar but its events have been whittled down.  The event’s organizers said on Monday that the parade and street fair will not happen this

Several Florida restaurants snag spots on Tripadvisor’s “Best of the Best” list of top places to dine

Ocean Drive South Beach Restaurants – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by littlenySTOCK Looking for the best restaurants in Florida?  Cuisine in South Florida is not only known for its tastiness, but also for its diversity. This year, South Florida restaurants were well represented in Tripadvisors’ “Best of the Best” list of top places to dine

The ultimate guide to Florida’s quirkiest tourist attractions

Coral Castle – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Madhu Koneru Most know Florida for its world-class theme parks, beautiful beaches, and hot weather, but do you know about its haunted dolls and castles? Florida is home to quirky, bizarre, and just plain unusual tourist attractions. These spots may not attract the millions of tourists that