Katherine Ferrara

Katherine Ferrara

Award-Winning Luxury Travel Writer

Florida-based travel, food, and luxury lifestyle writer. Philanthropist. Mom. Beach lover. Foodie. Avid sports fan. Jazz lover.

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Travel Weekly

Ponte Vedra Inn's abundant options: Travel Weekly

Ponte Vedra Inn's abundant options: Travel Weekly

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Swept up in St. Augustine's Rich History

St. Augustine is celebrating its 450th anniversary this year, and during my recent visit it was hard not to get swept up in the city's rich history, from its early days of Spanish explorers and Indians to its key role as a protest site during the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

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Yve Hotel Miami opens its doors

The new Yve Hotel in Miami’s financial and business district is aiming to lure young, sophisticated travelers with its modern design, art appreciation and technology.

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'A Celebration of Harry Potter' coming to Universal Orlando - Travel ...

'A Celebration of Harry Potter' coming to Universal...

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New hotels springing up in downtown Sarasota - Travel Weekly

New hotels springing up in downtown Sarasota - Trav...

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Themed hotel rooms a hit with families - Travel Weekly

Themed hotel rooms a hit with families - Travel Wee...

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Florida Readies for Open Cuba

Only 90 miles from Cuba, the Florida Keys sits on the doorstep of the recent diplomatic thaw between the U.S. and the island nation, giving added hope to what tourism officials see as a unique opportunity for tourism growth for the region at the southern tip of the Sunshine State.

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Much-needed hotel growth coming to Keys - Travel Weekly

Much-needed hotel growth coming to Keys - Travel We...

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Emerald Coast reports huge boom in bed taxes, tourism

Florida’s Emerald Coast is glittering with an influx of tourism dollars as the region reported one of the busiest tourism years on record, certainly its best since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico brought tourism to a standstill in 2010.

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Facelift coming for the Miami Beach Convention Center

A bold white, wavy facade — very futuristic-looking — was the key element of the aging center’s schematic redesign plans recently revealed to city commissioners.

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'Dolphin Tale': A success story for destination, aquarium - Travel ...

'Dolphin Tale': A success story for destination, aq...

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I-Drive attractions will take tourism to new heights in Orlando - Travel ...

I-Drive attractions will take tourism to new height...

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Fort Lauderdale readies for Gay Days week-long event

Fort Lauderdale, which has made marketing to the LGBT community a top priority for nearly two decades, is gearing up for what officials expect will be its crowning achievement: its inaugural Gay Days Fort Lauderdale, which runs from Nov. 25 to Dec. 1.

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Jacksonville invites tourists to slow down, spend some time

Referring to his city as one “where people would just whiz through” on the way to other popular Southeastern destinations, the head of Jacksonville’s main marketing arm is on a mission to change tourist perceptions.

Since he was appointed to the position last year, Visit Jacksonville President and CEO Paul Astleford has reshaped the entire community’s tourism brand around the city’s natural appeal and unique offerings.

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Wyndham Grand Jupiter at center of city revitalization efforts - Travel ...

Wyndham Grand Jupiter at center of city revitalizat...