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Whether you are visiting Fort Lauderdale from far off destinations or a local in serious need of a stay-cation, Fort Lauderdale is a vibrant place to visit! With miles of beaches, world-class dining and nightlife as well as the Everglades, the choices for fun are virtually limitless. One of the best ways to truly enjoy Fort Lauderdale is get out on the water. Boat rentals are now easier and better than ever with the rise of boat sharing. Boat sharing allows individual boat owners to seamlessly (and safely) "list" their boats for rent and those

By LiLing Pang with trekaaroo

One of my fondest childhood memories is on an old fishing boat floating around in the South China Sea. I remember the anticipation of watching my dad and his fishing buddies slicing up black inky squid with their glinting diving knives. Then watching hook, bait, line and sinker disappear deep into the water. Followed by the grand wait. It was thrilling to watch grown men springing into action like young school boys the moment they felt a firm tug at the end of their line. Every limb on the boat suddenly had

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 Food Dance. If you can believe it, I didn’t know I was dancing when I found food I loved. Maybe I’m not as in touch with my own love for food as I think I am.

I also don’t consider myself a foodie, so I

Nov 10: Bonnet House Fort Lauderdale

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.

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Our amazing tour guide for this photography tour through the Bonnet House grounds was Andy Royston– the Fort Lauderdale native famous for his daily morning photos of the beach taken on his iPhone.

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Here is my favorite

May 20: Gems of Diversity in Central Broward

Friday, September 25, 2015 3:59 PM by Kitty Oliver

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 home. And, the newly-renovated Westfield Mall, in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale, has become the meeting place for affordable family-friendly vacation fun.

Once a quiet suburban area just west of
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 featured speakers such as UL President and CEO Marc Morial, presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley, and dynamic leadership summits for young professionals

July 30: 8,000 Years of Diversity in Broward

Thursday, July 30, 2015 4:27 PM by Kitty Oliver

Broward County's diverse 100-year-old story is peppered with nuggets of Seminole Indian history from their unconquerable survival in the Everglades to co-existence with Whites on the banks of the New River to the alliance with Blacks escaping slavery who became incorporated into the tribe.

But Broward County has a little-known Native American story that goes much farther back and that can still be explored. It lies between the scenic Fort Lauderdale beach scene and the natural wonder of the Everglades. It is surrounded by the affordable

Professional dancer, choreographer and producer Pablo Malco is passionate about Duende, the eclectic countywide weekend showcase of artistic creativity that will cap off Broward County's 100-year anniversary celebration October 2-4.

Malco is a member of the Creative Minds Team of five professional artists, creative entrepreneurs and artist-collaborators with expansive careers in all areas of the visual and performing arts who are at the helm of the event. They have developed a unique approach to showcase local talent in a series of events and