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12 Helpful Little Gadgets to Bring on Your Cruise

Bill Yates

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Bring useful little gadgets from home to make your cruise life better. For instance, an over-the-door shoe holder is perfect place to store all the items that wind up in your pants pockets. And you’ll need somewhere to hang your wet clothes. Self-adhesive shower hooks, with little suction cups, work well, as do bungee cords or small coils of rope. Other neat items to bring onboard include:

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Oktoberfest in Fort Lauderdale

Lateshia Mitchell

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A festival celebrating beer??? Sounds like heaven!

Oktoberfest started in 1810 in Munich, Germany as a wedding celebration of then Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen who married on October 17, 1810. This festival would run 16-18 days! All of the citizens were invited to celebrate with the happy couple. They named the field in which the festival was held Theresienwiese which translates to “Theresa’s fields” in honor of the Princess.

Beers weren’t introduced to the festival until 1887. In 1910, Oktoberfest celebrated their 100 year anniversary with over 120,000 litres of beer being poured.

Cities all over the world started adopting their own Oktoberfest events. Here in Broward County we have four.  

The city of Oakland Park hosts the biggest Oktoberfest festival in Broward County! The 9th...

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10 Budget Friendly things To Do in Fort Lauderdale

Lateshia Mitchell

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Whether you are making a pit stop in Fort Lauderdale or it is your final destination, there are plenty of things to do to keep yourself entertained even while on a tight budget. Here is a list of 10 budget friendly things to do in Fort Lauderdale.

1. Visit Flamingo Gardens

Flamingo Gardens is probably one of Fort Lauderdale’s best kept secrets. It covers 320 acres of land on Long Key in the Everglades. It is the first botanical garden and tourist attraction in all of South Florida. There you can see over 3000 tropical and sub-tropical plants and trees. It also houses over 83 native species including alligators, bobcats, panthers, otters, eagles, peacocks, and of course flamingos (oh my!).

2. Go on an Everglades Boat Tour 

The Everglades Boat Tours is located in Sawgrass...

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