Getting Here: From Iron Horses and Tin Cans to Silver Birds and SUVs

By Robert Sanchez Florida, now world famous as a great place to visit, wasn’t always easy to reach. Sure, in 2014 alone the state attracted a record 97.3 million visitors. Some — the proverbial “snowbirds” from Canada and other points north — stayed…

DRY LANDS, WET SAND, AND THE BIRTH OF NASCAR

Editor’s Note: This Florida Verve article was originally published on June 20, 2016. By Robert Sanchez Mention auto racing and Florida in the same breath, and many a Floridian’s thoughts will quickly focus on images of Daytona Beach, where cars…

Villa Vizcaya: A Gilded Oasis on Biscayne Bay

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on July 15, 2016. By Natalia Heguaburo Miami visitors glancing toward the shore while sailing on Biscayne Bay just south of the Rickenbacker Causeway can be forgiven if they’re startled by the vista…