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Explore Florida with Ease: The Ultimate List of Wheelchair-Friendly Vacation Destinations

Explore Florida with Ease: The Ultimate List of Wheelchair-Friendly Vacation Destinations

Florida, with its sunny beaches and vibrant cities, is a top destination for many travelers. However, for wheelchair users, finding accessible vacation spots can be a challenge. Thankfully, many of Florida’s major cities have made significant strides in ensuring accessibility. Here are some of the best handicap-accessible vacation spots in Florida.

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale Beach is known for its pristine sands and clear waters, and it's also highly accessible. The city provides beach wheelchairs, and many beachside hotels offer accessible rooms...

Uncovering Miami's Ancient Secrets: The Tequesta Civilization and the Modern Battle for Preservation

The Tequesta were a Native American tribe that lived in the southeastern part of Florida, primarily around the area that is now Miami. They were one of the earliest known inhabitants of the Miami region, with evidence of their presence dating back over 7,000 year-old-history.

Watch Miami Herald’s Interview of University of Miami’s Archeology Professors and Researchers Discoveries 

History and Culture

Early Inhabitants

The Tequesta settled in the region around Biscayne Bay and the Miami River. Their territory extended from the southern tip of Florida up to the area near present-day Boca Raton.


The Tequesta were...

Travel and Tourism Represents 10% of Global GDP the Economic Impact of Archeological Sites

The travel and tourism sector is a major contributor to the global economy, accounting for a significant portion of global GDP. In 2023, the sector contributed 9.1% to global GDP, totaling over $9.9 trillion. This figure is expected to rise even further, with projections indicating that travel and tourism will contribute $11.1 trillion in 2024, representing about 10% of global GDP [oai_citation:1,
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This growth highlights the sector's resilience and importance, especially as it...

Can We Fight Cancer in Florida? Is it in the tap water?

I personally know many people who have passed from a variety of rare cancer. Pancreatic cancer, brain cancer, dementia, Alzhimer's, they all have boosted diagnosis since the 1980s.

Florida Legislation Approved by Governor Ron DeSantis 

On February 14, 2024, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis sent a press release announcing the allocation of $20 million for the Cancer Innovation Fund in Florida. This funding aims to advance cancer research, innovation, and patient care across the state. Projects funded under this initiative include efforts to enhance early detection of pancreatic cancer through biomarker research and improve access to...

The Ultimate Guide to Native Plants for Habitat-Friendly Florida Gardeners

Florida Native Plants

Native plants are often a good bet for the Florida gardener. A wide range variety could work in your landscape, from vines and groundcovers to shrubs, trees, and palms. Many can serve as good sources of food for wildlife.

Some popular natives in Florida include beautyberry, muhly grass, coontie, and Southern magnolia. Any of these sound familiar? You've probably seen them in your neighbors' landscapes or have them your own.

You can now find many improved selections of your favorite natives. Ask your local nursery what natives they have for the conditions in...