Anna Maria Island, Serendipity, and the Endless Summer

Getting to Anna Maria Island from Miami, you pass cities, then desolate areas, then cities again. But then, ah, you arrive in what we consider beach paradise. Our guides, Rick and Lyn Puskas, provided us with one of their best beachfront properties – Hooks Haven. Email them to check out their other properties – all…

@CirqueduSoleil #Crystal is a Breakthrough Ice Experience!

Crystal is not just an ice show, it’s the very first experience on ice from Cirque du Soleil. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ice to defy all expectations….

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Announces Family Series!

Entering its eighth season of providing quality entertainment to the communities of South Florida, the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) proudly announces the lineup of offerings in the performing arts and film for 2018-2019. This season, SMDCAC continues to provide a Family Series, along with a Main Stage Series, Cabaret Series, Dance Series, Comic…

#CityBeautiful and #Miami #History Go Hand-in-hand

Walking into the Coral Gables Museum, one can see how much it’s grown in maturity, interactivity, and in the collections available for the community to view since 2003. Executive Director John Allen gave my family an amazing tour of a most important exhibit – Sacred Ground: The Rise, Fall, and Revival of Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery….

End of #SummerVacay in #TampaBay

Truth be told, we had a mission – go to Tampa and see Grace Vanderwaal and Imagine Dragons. Road trip! We knew there were things to do and people (animals) to meet! The Florida Aquarium – Tampa’s largest aquarium – is the perfect spot to begin a hot day in their indoor aquarium and interactive…

Gather the family & #VisitStLucie

Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, and Hutchinson Island in one fell swoop! Start your day with a gorgeous and sight-seeing wonder – cruising along the St. Lucie River. The St. Lucie River Lilly Cruise meets at River Park Marina. We saw alligators resting along the banks, majestic Florida birds flying overhead, and turtles bathing on logs. This river…

@MorikamiMuseum – #Japanese #history meets #Florida on a #SundayFunday

When you arrive at the Morikami Museum, go straight to the gardens. You never know when it will rain! But don’t forget to purchase fish food before you head out. Immerse yourself within rock gardens, bridges, gates, nature, bamboo, wild (friendly) animals, streams, waterfalls, and so much more. Halfway through the path, you will find yourself…

@ArtBoxMiami goes wild in #nature!

A Saturday morning at the Kampong in Coconut Grove provides the perfect atmosphere for art, nature and family fun – thanks to Art Box Miami! Step 1: Walk around and be with nature. Looks for leaves, plants, and other items found among nature to inspire an art piece. Step 2: Get to work sketching and…

Indoor #Skydiving w/ @iflyus – What a thrill for the whole family!

It was a rainy day in South Florida, so it really made sense to participate in an indoor activity. What better activity than indoor skydiving at iFLY in Fort Lauderdale?! We get there and are greeted by super-friendly staff and a gnarly instructor, who guides us from beginning (getting into suits) to end (nailing down our…