Hollywood Beach has traditionally been an overlooked area in south Florida, playing second fiddle to big names like South Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. That’s changed now that the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort has come into town. With more than 300 rooms, 3 separate pool complexes, 8 different dining options, a spa and even its own surfing simulator, it’s a destination in its own right. I had the pleasure of being hosted by Margaritaville for…

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Today I want to share with you a Miami staple–Cuban pastries! You can find a Spanish bakery on nearly every corner in South Florida. There’s nothing like starting your day with a cafecito and a baked good to remind you that you’re on vacation. My personal favorites are the empanadas. I actually make them at home, though not as large. And I would be remiss if I didn’t pay tribute to the croqueta. You may be asking, what’s a…

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So you’re going to Key West? You’re going to have a great time–there is no more laid-back place on earth. There’s a reason Hemingway chose here of all places to call home, and it’s because there are really no troubles in Key West. It has beautiful beaches and island scenery, with none of the bustle. There’s no stress, no rush, no emergencies. Just the Keys, the sunshine and maybe you. This is a popular destination…

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Muggles everywhere can’t get enough of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Whether lifelong fans of the series or newcomers to the story, there’s something for everyone at what’s quickly become the number one rated theme park in the Orlando area. What exactly makes Harry Potter stand out amongst the world’s most famous parks? I had the chance to discover for myself. The park spans two distinct areas–Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley…

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Boozy brunch is South Florida’s favorite weekend pastime, and for good reason. There’s no better way to start the day than with a little sunshine and a lot of mimosas. The growing popularity of this activity, however, has made Miami locations subject to inevitable problems, including overcrowding and price gouging. The solution? Head to Fort Lauderdale. Just 40 minutes north of Miami, the city’s residents fully embrace boozy brunch. It’s not uncommon to see groups…

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