Florida takes over Airbnb Top 10 list of trending summer destinations

Woman Using Airbnb on Tablet — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Daniel Krason According to Airbnb, Florida destinations are major travel hotspots this summer. The company made the announcement on Wednesday after seeing signs that people are anxious to travel again after the pandemic. Six Florida areas placed in the Top 10 trending summer domestic travel destinations

Florida food festivals: 6 fun & flavorful events across the Sunshine State

Florida Food Festivals: Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival — Courtesy: Image by Joe Burbank – Orlando Sentinel Got a taste for travel? If so, a Florida road trip might be the perfect way to satisfy your craving, especially if you like to indulge in local culture and cuisine while enjoying art, music, and everything

Florida auto insurance rates are highest in the U.S., according to study

Auto Insurance Adjuster — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Monkey Business Images A recent study conducted by Coverage.com reveals Florida drivers pay the highest average annual premium of any state in the U.S. for auto insurance—a whopping total of nearly $2,600 dollars a year for full coverage. In comparison, Maine has the lowest at just

Brightline has begun Central Florida test runs before high-speed trains start from Orlando to Miami

Brightline Train — Courtesy: Shutterstock — EQRoy The first Brightline train entered Brevard County for a test run on Tuesday between South Florida and the Orlando airport. The train and crew will conduct dry runs across the 130-mile Florida east coast railway corridor.  There weren’t any passengers just yet, but onlookers looked extremely intrigued by

The quaint Florida town that’s a must-visit holiday destination

Christmas, Florida — Courtesy — Image by: Britt Kennerly FLORIDA TODAY Christmas only comes once a year unless you live in a small town just east of Orlando, Florida. For those who live in the village of Christmas, they get Christmas cheer every day. Christmas is a little town of just over a thousand people.

New area code coming to South Florida in 2022

Aerial View of Palm Beach County (561 area code) — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: pisaphotography WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach County will soon get a new area code. The county, which has used the 561 area code for nearly 25 years, will begin using a new code next summer, officials said. The

Florida provides $5 million for Orlando’s bid to host 2026 World Cup

World Cup — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: AGIF On Wednesday, Florida’s business-recruitment agency put $10 million into the pitch to help Miami and Orlando become host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. The Enterprise Florida Board of Directors agreed to provide $5 million for each of the cities’ efforts, which are

Disney halts vaccine mandate after Florida’s ban

Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Jerome Labouyrie The Walt Disney Company has put a halt to its coronavirus vaccine mandate for employees of its Florida theme park after the State Legislature and governor made it illegal for employers to require all workers to get vaccinated, a company spokesperson confirmed on Saturday.

‘Night of a Million Lights’ returns to Central Florida for its second year in a row

Image by: Night of a Million Lights KISSIMMEE, Fla. — One of Central Florida’s largest holiday displays has returned for its second year this holiday season. Named by USA Today as the “Number One Thing to Do in December in Orlando,” ‘Night of a Million Lights’ is a whimsical wonderland that serves a good cause.

Florida climate summit kicks off in Orlando

Climate Summit — Courtesy: Shutterstock — teerayuth oanwong Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer welcomed attendees to the 2021 Florida Energy & Climate Summit, held at the Florida Hotel & Conference Center in Sand Lake Road on Tuesday. This year, the summit is hosted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Energy and