Why Not Visit Naples, Florida - Ranked the 7th Best Place to Live
The U.S. News & World Report annual ranking, released on July 13, lists Naples at #7, Sarasota at #9 and Melbourne at #18 in their 150 Best Places to Live in the US for 2021/2022.Read full story
Is the Us Winning the Race against the COVID-19 Delta Variant?
Are we running out of time?Michal Jarmoluk/Pixabay. Florida is one of the worst affected states as cases climb. Since the start of the pandemic, the clever and opportunistic SARS-CoV-2 virus, which we know as Covid-19, has mutated four times. First, we had Alpha from the UK, which became the dominant variant in the US and elsewhere, then Beta from South Africa and Gamma from Brazil, both of which remained somewhat localized.Read full story
Visit St. Augustine, Florida - The Oldest City in the U.S. With a Rich History
Welcome to the longest continually inhabited European-founded city in the United States—known as the "Nation’s Oldest City." St. Augustine lies on the northeast coast of Florida and is the county seat of St. John’s County. The city is popular with day trippers and tourists,and less than a two-hour drive from Orlando.Read full story
Why Not Escape Orlando and Head to Dunedin - The Best Kept Secret Near Tampa Bay
June through August are not the best months to be in Orlando. High airline and hotel prices, coupled with high humidity, might make you want to head to the beach. As Dunedin is only 108 miles away, a road trip is arguably the best way to travel. You can stop off for a break in Tampa, then continue the 25 miles to Dunedin. You could fit in a visit to Clearwater five miles to the south, or plan a longer route home via St. Petersburg.Read full story
A Tribute to Tampa Bay Ray Charles for African-American Music Appreciation Month
The Genius at workVictor Diaz Lamich/Wikimedia Commons. Many musicians, composers, singers and songwriters have contributed to the legacy of African-American Music and its influence in American culture, but the Genius got the party started.Read full story
Islamorada Is a Village of Five Islands in the Sunshine State
Islamorada is an incorporated village in Monroe County, Florida, and sits between Miami and Key West, in the Florida Keys—90 minutes driving time from Miami and around two hours northeast of Key West.Read full story
Does Teaching Critical Race Theory Feed Hatred or Unite People?
The Florida State Education Board voted to ban this topic in public schools, amid protests from many educators. This shouldn’t surprise Florida residents, as lawmakers in at least 16 states have introduced bills that seek to restrict how teachers can discuss racism, sexism, and other social issues.Read full story
For a Popular Summer Tonic Why Not Head to Santa Rosa Beach Florida?
Sunset at Santa Rosa BeachSandcloud/wikimedia commons. As June is Great Outdoors Month, it’s the ideal time to switch off and travel further than your backyard for your summer vacation.Read full story
St George Island on Florida's forgotten coast - an unspoiled paradise
Endless beach within your reachEbyabe/wikimedia commons. St. George Island State Park Beach is ranked #4 Best Beach Nationwide for 2021!. But there are other beaches here - Dr. Beach consistently rates St. George’s Island as having the top beaches in the U.S.Read full story
Don't Forget Memorial Day Is More Than the Start of Summer - It's History
On Memorial Day, May 31, Americans remember those in the US Military who died on active service. Many across the nation will host celebrations with friends and family to commemorate this special day.Read full story
Unlock the Door to Hidden Treasures in Siesta Key Island, Florida
Aerial view of Siesta Key Island looking westSandra LaFlamme/Pixabay. Consistently ranked one of the best vacation destinations in the country, Siesta Key is a barrier island on the southwest coast, just a short drive from downtown Sarasota.Read full story
Why Sanibel Island Is a Paradise in Florida Which Offers Much More Than Shelling
Shells to the sky on Sanibel Islandnikoretro/flickr. This gem in southwest Florida is famous for beaches filled with shells. Travel & Leisure Magazine considers Sanibel Island the best shelling spot in North America, and “Dr Beach” includes it among his picks for best Florida beach towns for its excellent shelling.Read full story
From Fine Art to Fishing - All on Call in St. Petersburg, Florida
Downtown St Petersburg from the MarinaJohn O'Neill/wikimedia commons. St Petersburg was once known as “God’s Waiting Room” in the twentieth century because of its popularity as a retirement destination. But this moniker no longer applies as the population of around 271,000 (2020 census) now has a median age of 39.3 years.Read full story
There's No Easy Way to Navigate Your Way Through the Agony of Grief
During the Covid-19 pandemic, many families have had to endure grief and loss of a loved one or friend. That they could not be at their bedside to say goodbye worsened the pain of loss.Read full story
For the Best Summer Break in Florida, Why Not Visit Panama City Beach?
View looking west from St Andrew's PierJ.S. Clark/Wikimedia Commons. Panama City Beach, referred to by locals as PCB, is a firm favorite for those seeking an affordable beach vacation – couples, families and people of all ages – and a popular retirement destination. There’s an international airport only 20 minutes away.Read full story
Fine Gulf Coast Sand Between Your Toes Is Guaranteed in Destin, Florida
With 1,300 miles of coastline, Florida is a great destination for your summer vacation. Although the weather is hotter, you can take a dip in the ocean or walk barefoot on the beaches to cool off!Read full story
A Busy Biden Backs Patent Waiver on Vaccines and Attends Vax Live Concert
Limited global vaccine supply is one of the biggest challenges to ending the pandemic. Ramping up production and providing financial support are key elements to overcoming the obstacles the world faces. Both actions tackle these issues.Read full story
This Year We Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Carole King's 1971 Album Tapestry
Carole King at the JFK Presidential Library-Boston, Mass. April 12, 2012.Michael Borkson/Wikimedia Commons. (Wikimedia Commons Licence) Carole King is one of 16 nominees for the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Whether or not she’s inducted, she’s one of the greatest songwriters of the rock era.Read full story
If You Want to Make a Splash in Florida This Summer Visit These 2 Beaches
Your landing in the ocean may not be as spectacular as that of the SpaceX Dragon last Sunday morning. With summer break around the corner, the seaside is always a popular holiday destination.Read full story
Can the Sunshine State Celebrate Independence Day This Year Without Covid-19?
It’s doubtful, as the coronavirus pandemic is not going away anytime soon. Although the roll out of vaccinations across the country is progressing well, with nearly 40% of people at least receiving their first jab, it’s unlikely Florida or any other state will reach 80% herd immunity by July 4.Read full story