Gas Update: Florida gas prices break another record as $5 a gallon nears

Gas Prices Continue to Increase – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by jittawit21 If you think you paid a bit more for gas over the last week in the Sunshine State, you are right. As Florida gas prices hit another high, AAA predicts that prices will soon reach $5 per gallon.  According to the auto group,

Study says the Sunshine State’s $23 billion freelance economy is booming

Freelance Worker Working From Home – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by DimaBerlin A multitude of companies in Tampa Bay are still struggling to find workers. However, one group of Tampa Bay workers is doing just fine: Freelancers. According to a new study from digital freelance marketplace Fiverr, Tampa Bay’s independent freelance workers brought in an

Lawmakers meet to try and improve Florida’s property insurance market

Property Insurance Market – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Alexander Raths The Sunshine State has not seen a major storm in several years, but policyholders across Florida are dealing with a different kind of catastrophe. “We’re spiraling toward a collapse of the private insurance market in Florida, meaning there will be no options for Florida

Florida Memorabilia Fest takes over Gulfport on Saturday

Memorabilia Fest Gulfport, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by SevenMaps Ken Breslauer, who’s written several books on the Sunshine State’s mid-century tourism and its long-vanished roadside attractions, believes he truly understands why native Floridians, like him, treasure Florida memories that no longer exist.  “It’s funny how as you grow up you develop this loyalty

Florida health officials warn of ‘alarming’ outbreak of meningococcal disease

Meningococcal Disease — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Steph Photographies Florida health officials are warning residents about an ‘alarmingly large’ outbreak of a potentially fatal bacterial illness known as meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease commonly leads to two possibly fatal infections—meningitis, when the lining of the spinal cord and brain become infected, and a bloodstream infection. The disease

Strawberry shortcake is officially Florida’s state dessert

Strawberry Shortcake — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Kean G Florida loves its Key lime pie, but now the state has a new dessert.  Strawberry shortcake with natural Florida dairy topping will officially become the Sunshine State’s dessert after Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Monday at the festival that celebrates the fruit.  Current Attorney

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

Everything to know about the Florida State Fair

Florida State Fair — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Noah Densmore Tampa has been home to the Florida State Fair since 1915. The fair is a collection of the Sunshine State’s best agricultural achievements, the U.S.’s largest midway, and all things deep-fried. The fair opens on Thursday and runs through Feb. 21. Florida’s mild weather usually makes

A ‘snowbird’ great white shark is making its way across Florida coast

Great White Shark — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Martin Prochazkacz A great white shark has been located off the coast of Florida and is making its way through the Middle Keys. It is believed she could be headed toward the Tampa Bay area in her “snowbird”-like travels. “Sable” the great white shark was tagged by OCEARCH

Do you know the names of Florida’s coasts?

Anna Maria Island, Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — bonandbon If you’re a Tampa Bay resident, you’ve probably heard of the “Suncoast.” It is used for names of organizations, businesses, and even roads, such as the Suncoast Parkway. All around the Sunshine State, regions of the coast have different nicknames. Some are much more well-known than