By Melody Pittman with Wherever I May Roam Hollywood is not only the movie capital of the world, but also a dazzling beach town in greater Fort Lauderdale that is coming into its own and making a big name for itself. I was lucky enough to have vacationed in Hollywood, Florida a few years ago and enjoyed a luxury stay at the Diplomat Hotel. I loved...
By Kim H. with Work Hard Travel Well As a part of the Travel Bloggers Exchange Conference I attended this year, there were tours that allowed us to become familiar with the area. Angella from The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau (#HelloSunny) picked us up. We were starving so our first stop that wasn’t scheduled was to Tom...
By Kelly Church There may not be a utopia, but for one lifelong Florida resident, Fort Lauderdale is the next best thing. As one of the largest cities in the state and a popular tourist destination, Fort Lauderdale sits seaside in the southeastern portion of the state. With an average year-round temperature of 77 degrees, the city draws people to...
Written by Tim Leffel - (CHEAPE$T DE$TINATIONS Blog) It’s a common lament from foreign travelers—especially Europeans—that it’s difficult to get around in most U.S. cities without your own car. In our automobile-centric young country, there often aren’t many easy options for getting from A to B on public transportation. There are plenty of...
Written by Valerie & Valise: I want to state for the record that I hate the word “shimmy.” Unfortunately for my wordsmithing-self, it always starts as a “shimmy.” A little swing to my hips, and a bip-bop in my shoulders. During a really good meal, I can’t deny that clapping has been known to occur. It took me years to realize that I have a Happy...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 4:49 PM by Guest Blogger

Written by Andrea on Vacation: Bonnet House is one block from A1A and the Atlantic Ocean beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The house and grounds were owned by Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife Helen-a wedding gift from her father. You would never know that these gorgeous grounds and house lie in the mangroves near the beach. Our amazing tour...
The Central Broward corridor of Broward County has emerged as an international crossroads of African American, Caribbean and Hispanic cultures. The Central Regional Park offers cricket and Australian rules football. The American Tennis Association, the oldest Black tennis organization in the country, is looking at a site there for its permanent...
Greater Fort Lauderdale is becoming a relaxing, upscale, hospitable hub for some of the most prominent African American groups and high-profile personalities in media, social justice, business and sports. The recent National Urban League Conference attracted near record-breaking attendance of visitors. During its first visit to the area, the event...