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Visiting Key West

Tuesday April 22, 2014
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Planning a weekend getaway to Key West? There's plenty of exciting things to do when you visit the southernmost point in the continental United States! In this story, we take a look at some of the best ways to spend some time in Key West, whether you're looking for a wild night out on the town or a pleasant day with your children.

Read the full list: Best Things to do in Key West

Historic Photos of Miami

Thursday April 17, 2014


View the history of Miami through the photographer's lens in our Miami Historical Photo Gallery. The gallery includes shots of the beach, Miami Seaquarium, and transportation by air, land and sea.

This gallery is brought to us from the publishers of Historic Photos of Greater Miami.

Great Pizza in Miami

Tuesday April 15, 2014


Whatever your pizza preference, Miami has a pizza place that will satisfy your craving. From traditional New York pizza to Chicago deep dish and everything in between, Miami's pizza parlors provide a wide range of gooey, cheesy tomato goodness!

Navigating our pizza shops can be tricky and everyone has their own neighborhood favorites. I took upon myself the awful burden of exploring many of Miami's pizza joint over the years and I humbly offer you this list of my five favorite stops.

Read the full story: Best Pizza in Miami

Photo Courtesy Anthony's Coal-Fired Pizza

Miami Beach's Fontainebleau Hotel

Thursday April 10, 2014
For over five decades, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach has been a hotspot for trendsetting celebrities and royalty alike. Whether you want to party the night away at the Fontainebleau's many bars and clubs or just want to relax in the 40,000-foot spa, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach is an experience you won't soon forget. Discover more by reading our article on the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Everglades National Park

Tuesday April 8, 2014


Everglades National Park is one of South Florida's natural treasures. Within the park's boundaries, you will find wildlife unique to this swampy habitat, natural formations of great beauty and recreation opportunities that exist only in Florida's southernmost tip. In this article, we look at the ten "must do" activities within Everglades National Park.

Read the full story: Top Ten Activities in Everglades National Park

Photo courtesy National Park Service

Living in Coconut Grove, Florida

Saturday April 5, 2014


Coconut Grove is a fun, exciting neighborhood located just south of downtown Miami. Once an independent village, Miami annexed The Grove in the 1920s, making it officially part of the City of Miami.

The Grove's main boundaries are marked by US 1 on the northwest and Biscayne Bay on the east. It's bounded to the north by the Rickenbacker Causeway and LeJune Road (SW 42nd Avenue) on the south. The Grove is a center for the arts in Miami and boasts a vibrant nightlife.

Read the full article: Coconut Grove Neighborhood Profile

Photo courtesy Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau

Stand Your Ground in Florida

Friday April 4, 2014
Florida's laws for owning guns in general and handguns specifically are different from most other states. While the state's handgun laws are fairly standard, its firearm ownership policies and "Stand Your Ground" act have drawn much controversy over the past decade.

Read more: Florida Gun Laws

Kampong Tropical Gardens

Thursday March 27, 2014
Kampong Tropical Gardens is a botanical attraction situated on Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, Florida. The gardens feature a wide variety of flowering trees and tropical fruit cultivars that exemplify South Florida's tropical climate. Also known as the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kampong is recognized as a national treasure and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Read the full story: Kampong Tropical Gardens

Gun Laws in Florida

Monday March 24, 2014
Florida's laws for owning guns in general and handguns specifically are different from most other states. While the state's handgun laws are fairly standard, its firearm ownership policies and "Stand Your Ground" act have drawn much controversy over the past decade.

Read more: Florida Gun Laws

Genealogy in Miami

Tuesday March 18, 2014
Has tracing the roots of your family tree taken you to Miami and the South Florida region? While our city is one of the youngest major cities in the United States, we still have a vast amount of historic information in our records, dating back to the city's incorporation in 1896 and earlier. In this article, we provide some starting points for those seeking to trace their family history through Miami.

Read the full story: Miami Family History Resources

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