The Local Spots in Downtown St. Augustine

The Local Spots series is a highlight reel of favorite local businesses and landmarks that have made an impact on the community, source Fresh from Florida or play an incremental role in the town’s history. If your stay in a Florida destination is brief, this series will serve your needs as you live local. I […]

Finding Old Florida in Jax Historic Neighborhoods

I have this thing with Old Florida. Before amusement parks and country clubs lined the spine of our state, Florida was still considered to be paradise. I am constantly driving down US-1, the original East Coast Highway, seeking out vintage neon signs and abandoned attractions. In my quest of capturing Old Florida, I developed an […]

Exploring Culture during MOSAIC

Cinco de Mayo is over, and you are awaiting the long haul to Memorial Day for the next holiday. You may think no excitement awaits in the moments in between, only to be introduced to summer by afternoon storms and humid air. This is the reality of South Florida, it gets uncomfortably swampy. Not only […]

Far East Tampa at Thai Temple

Last weekend I went home to visit my family in Palm Harbor, so my global local adventures took me away from SoFlo to a hidden treasure in East Tampa that resembles the Far East. Wat Mongkolratanam, is its formal name, but its commonly referred to as the Thai Temple. It hosts a Sunday Market from 9:30AM-1PM to […]

Brazil in the Heart of Broward

The word Brazilian is a sexy word, usually preceding other sexy words like “bikini,” “model” and “wax.” I believe I’m safe to assume that you don’t think food when you hear the word Brazilian, as you would with other nationalities, like Mexican and Italian. Brazilian food in the US is usually correlated with churrascurias (transl: barbecue), such […]