David Strecker was returning from a vacation in the Dominican Republic this past October 30 when U.S. Customs officials at Miami International Airport told him to line up with six other people and hand over his electronics. The Key West resident dutifully surrendered a laptop computer, two cell pho ... More >>
On one side, there's the billion-dollar cruise industry and Key West's powerful chamber of commerce sinking thousands into a campaign to convince islanders to dredge 17 acres of sea floor to allow bigger ships and thousands more tourists to visit. On the other, environmentalists, preservationists an ... More >>
Remember how Miami's tourism board last year put a pop-up pool in the middle of Manhattan? Well, this summer it'll offer New Yorkers free rides in candy-colored high-end sports cars.
As supercouple Jay-Z and Beyoncé prep for World Humanitarian Day ("I'm doing something good," Mrs. Carter tweets, "somewhere, for someone else. Join me!"), they're also getting slammed by South Floridian members of Congress Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart for helping to "fund the machiner ... More >>
The Miami Dolphins won their first legislative battle in a war to secure taxpayer money to cover half of the planned $400 million upgrades to Sun Life Stadium this morning as the bill passed its first Senate committee unanimously.
You know who really likes billionaire Dolphins owner Stephen Ross' idea to put taxpayers on the hook for half of the $400 million in renovations to Sun Life Stadium? Other rich people!In fact, the Dolphins blasted out a press releases today touting the support of the Trump Brand. Because if there's ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, we all know the Fox News Channel is hardly an accurate or impartial news source and is practically an official wing of the Republican Party (or is the GOP a wing of Fox News? Who knows anymore), but rarely is one of their employees so blatant about it as Dick Morris. The former Clinto ... More >>
Miami-Dade County may soon get some stiff competition in attracting naked tourists. Pasco County, located just north of Tampa Bay, is considering using tax dollars to actively promote its numerous nudist resorts to rich European travelers looking to expose every last inch of their skin to the war ... More >>
Florida has constitutionally banned its gay wedding cake and is trying to eat it, too.Gay couples in New York began exercising their right to marry this weekend. New York is the largest state so far to legalize gay marriage (permanently, at least), and Florida tourism boards are trying to make su ... More >>
Duane Hanson's Tourists II12.6 million paid an overnight visit to Miami-Dade in 2010, and according to the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau that is an all time record.Yep, despite a still downtrodden economy, the local tourism industry is apparently thriving.
via electalisonaustin.comThe first challenger has stepped up to take on Rev. Richard Dunn, the city commissioner who, in order to get an appointment to replace the ousted Michelle Spence-Jones, promised to relinquish his seat in November. That pledge lasted all of a hot minute before Dunn c ... More >>
"The gringos can't help but spend their money. They are the easiest tourists to sell to. They never ask for discounts," Daniel Garcia, a used book seller who hawks his inventory to tourists on the streets of Old Havana, tells Bloomberg news. He's not the only person in Cuba hoping that a potentia ... More >>
'Miami Shark' let you destroy our city with a blood thirsty, big fish with an indiscriminate pallet, but a new casual game let's you build it up. If you ever wanted to play Carl Fisher or John Collins, 'Build It: Miami Beach Resort' is your virtual chance. The new game from Cerasus Media let ... More >>
London has iconic double-decker buses. Miami has an assortment of brightly colored tour boats. Photo via MigRodz's Flickr.
image via ilovemiamispice.comMiami Spice is here, almost. From August 1st through September 31st over 100 Miami-Dade restaurants will be offering gourmet fare at fixed prices of $22 for lunch and $33 for dinner. Groups of 4 or more should call individual restaurants in advance to let them know th ... More >>
Despite E!'s best attempts to create programming that leaves viewers' near brain dead, this preview clip for Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami got us thinking. Why are they so damn happy to be in Miami? The 40-second clip basically consists of the sisters running around going, "OMG, We're in Miami!" Th ... More >>
Barry Gump is a wine EXPERT. He spent 30 years as a chemistry and enology (basically wineology) professor at California State University but now teaches as the "Harvey R. Chaplin Eminent Scholar's Chair in Beverage Management at Florida International University's School of Hospitality and Touri ... More >>
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