The state of Florida has just received its first Michelin-starred restaurants

Fine Dining; Michelin Guide – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by BorisK9 The Michelin Guide is a fantastic way to quickly find your way into the top restaurants in any given city. However, the challenge for avid traveling foodies is that the guide isn’t everywhere–yet. Stunning food-filled cities such as Cape Town in South Africa, and

DeSantis vetoes $35 million for Tampa Bay Rays training facility

Tampa Bay Rays Tropicana Field – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sean Pavone Fans of the Tampa Bay Rays responded to Fox News about Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to deny financing for a new training facility worth $35 million. “We as taxpayers should just worry about bringing lots of… Tampa Bay Rays fans to the

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

Omicron Update: Tampa hospital first to report patient with new COVID-19 variant

Omicron — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Andrii Vodolazhskyi TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa Bay hospital announced its first confirmed COVID-19 omicron variant case on Tuesday. A spokesperson for James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa confirmed the omicron case in a statement. “The patient is experiencing mild symptoms and had recently returned from international

Michelin inspections are coming to Florida restaurants

Michelin — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Alexandros Michailidis TAMPA, Fla. — The ever-expanding menu offered at Rooster & the Till in Seminole Heights is an expression of Ferrell Alvarez’s culinary expertise, and the unique plates dished out on Wednesday through Saturday are meant to attract all customers—whether they arrive in a full suit or jeans. “I

Pendry Hotel opening first Florida location in Tampa

Tampa Skyline — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Sean Pavone A luxury hotel brand is making its first Florida debut and will join downtown Tampa’s bustling skyline.  The luxury hotel brand from Montage International announced on Wednesday that Pendry Hotel and Resorts is coming to Tampa’s Riverwalk. A 37-story tower is scheduled to open in 2024 where

Eight Florida cities made U.S. News’ top 10 best places to retire list

Couple Enjoying Retirement On the Beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock — Daniel Myjones A U.S. News report shows that Florida cities were very well-represented in U.S. News’ 2021 Best Places to Retire list. Warm weather, crystalline beaches, and low tax rates have attracted retirees to join Florida’s coast over the past few years, and it’s proven

Weddings flock to Florida — Venues are slammed as U.S. prepares to host 2.5 million wedding ceremonies in 2022

Wedding Set Up – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by weddingvideothailand During the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of weddings were postponed, leaving disappointed brides and grooms stuck with rescheduling multiple times. Now, the Wedding Report has predicted that the highest number of weddings will take place during 2022 since the early 1980s. “We had a

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,

Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest says goodbye to Wall Street and hello to Florida

ARK Investment Management – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by T. Schneider Cathie Wood’s ARK Investment Management is saying goodbye to the Big Apple and heading for St. Petersburg, Florida, the company announced on Wednesday. The money manager, which primarily focuses on making investments in disruptive innovation while managing the $19.5 billion ARK Innovation ETF (ticker: