Wonderful Wetlands in Orlando and Tampa

World Wetlands Day is celebrated globally each year on February 2 to raise awareness about the critical value of wetlands to our environment and communities. The initiative was started in the early 1970s by a partnership between global government and private sector environmental advocates, and the official day was christened in 1997. This year organizers…

Florida Local-Owned Butcher Shops & Meat Markets

Did you know that there is a National Barbecue month (it's in May)? I admit that I did not, but that's because the weather most of the year in Florida is fantastic for cookouts  — but we can’t always be the belle of the ball. So, for the sake of American tradition, let’s say barbecue…

Ybor City: A Kaleidoscope of Culture, History and Entertainment

Within a few miles of docked cruise ships, a beautiful aquarium and downtown Tampa is a well-known, historic neighborhood named Ybor City (pronounced ‘e-bor’). Perhaps best known for its nightlife and cigar heritage, Ybor is a veritable kaleidoscope of culture, history and entertainment. On any given day, a walk through the neighborhood reveals street cars, roosters, monuments, fascinating…