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Fireworks in Miami

Tuesday May 27, 2014
If you're planning a holiday fireworks show, you might want to brush up on Florida's fireworks laws, which recently changed. The bottom line is that, just because you see it in a store or at a roadside stand doesn't mean that it is legal to purchase, possess or use it!

Read the full story: Florida Fireworks Laws

Florida's Richest People

Thursday May 22, 2014
When it comes to the famous, powerful and staggeringly wealthy, there’s no other state quite like Florida. From investment geniuses to a collection of self-made billionaires, Florida is home to a host of wealthy businesspeople who are worth a fortune. Discover more about them in our article on the Richest People in Florida.

World Erotic Art Museum in Miami

Tuesday May 20, 2014
The Miami World Erotic Art Museum in South Beach is a must-visit attraction for tourists and locals alike. This fascinating museum combines art and culture with the erotic and bizarre. In this article we’ll explore the exhibits and permanent collections of the Miami World Erotic Art Museum, as well as its location, hours and price of admission.

Read more: Miami World Erotic Art Museum

Miami Summer Camps

Thursday May 15, 2014
If you haven't yet started thinking about a Miami summer camp for your school-aged children, now is the time to start. There are many programs at parks, museums, colleges and attractions like the zoo. Miami's summer camps cover a wide range of interests, so there's sure to be something for your little Einstein, Mozart, Michelangelo or Goodall!

Read the full article: Miami Summer Camps

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Shorty's BBQ in Miami

Tuesday May 13, 2014
Shorty's BBQ Shorty's is not a fancy place. However, if you don't mind a few splinters in your rear and a roll of paper towels to wipe your mouth with, you'll find the best bar-b-q in South Florida at amazingly low prices! The original Shorty's on U.S. 1 opened in 1951 and is joined by more recent openings around the county.

Read the review: Shorty's BBQ Restaurant

Florida Apartment Rental Laws

Thursday May 8, 2014
Whether you're moving to Miami or are a long-time resident looking for a new place, understanding Florida's rental laws is a must before you begin apartment hunting. Should you agree to an oral lease or get the agreement in writing? What happens to the security deposit and can you get it back? Instead of just wondering, know your rights.

Read more: Florida Apartment Rental Laws

Miami Beach Boardwalk

Tuesday May 6, 2014
For joggers, strollers, and seekers of natural beauty, the Miami Beach Boardwalk is a welcome change of pace from South Beach nightlife. In its four-mile length, the boardwalk ranges from the pedestrian-only wooden boardwalk to paved sections popular with cyclists. And as always, the city's best shopping and dining is just steps away.

Read more: Miami Beach Boardwalk Guide

Florida Child Custody Laws

Thursday May 1, 2014
Knowing your options during a child custody battle is a big step toward securing the best outcome for you and your child. Don't let yourself be misled by common misconceptions about child custody proceedings. Yes, you'll probably need a lawyer, but take care to choose a legal representative whose experience and reputation you can trust. In this article, we'll explore how Florida's courts really decide who gets custody.

Read more: Florida's Child Custody Laws

Streets of Miami -- Courts, Roads, Avenues and Places

Thursday April 24, 2014

Driving in Miami can be an incredibly frustrating experience. After all, our city is the two-time winner of the Rudest Drivers in America contest and, unfortunately, many of our residents are proud of that fact. We're also known for bumper-to-bumper traffic and confusing roads that can bewilder a newcomer. Let's try to untangle some of that together.

Read the full article: Driving in Miami

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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

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