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

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

The best New Year’s Eve celebrations in Northeast Florida

New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Beach — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Orofinto 2021 is reaching its close with 2022 right around the corner, and soon it’ll be time to ring in the new year.  Here are some of the best New Year’s Eve celebrations planned in Northeast Florida: Jacksonville Jacksonville’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks

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

Florida comes in at No. 2 on 2021 Most “Fun State” in America list according to new survey

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Shift Drive “Fun” is perceived and interpreted differently by everyone. One thing that may be fun for you may not be for someone else. However, one thing that remains constant: Florida has at least 1 fun thing for everyone. Some states are blessed with fun at every turn, and in

Florida comes in second to only Hawaii for 2021 summer ‘Dream Destination’

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by icemanphotos It seems like traveling is a top priority on many Americans’ wish list this upcoming summer season.  Because last year canceled millions of plans for domestic and international travel due to pandemic closures, the travel bug is hitting even harder this time around, causing plans to find the next

Florida lands multiple 4 and 5-star rated properties in 2021 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards

The Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach’s storied luxury resort – Courtesy: Forbes Travel Guide Despite declining travel figures in the year 2020, Florida has managed to remain a top travel destination in the world thanks to its wide selection of resorts, restaurants, destinations, entertainment, and more.  Helping Florida maintain its status as a top travel

St. Johns County welcomes Florida’s first Buc-ee’s convenience store, the first of many to come in the state

Texas convenience store giant touted as the world’s largest convenience store opens first location in St. Johns County, Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by  stock_photo_world The first Buc-ee’s convenience and fueling station in Florida officially opened this week in St. Johns County. For those who are unaware of or have ever heard of Buc-ee’s,

Florida’s Lighthouses and Our List of the Ones You Should Visit on your Next Trip

Courtesy: Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park | Florida State Parks Occupying thousands of miles of coastline, it’s no surprise that the Sunshine State is home to some of the coolest lighthouses in the nation! Florida comes in at number seven in the U.S., with over 25 lighthouses across the state on and offshore.  Lighthouses were

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