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Kara Franker is an experienced journalist and video host, Kara generates content for magazines, websites and television. Residing in Miami, Florida, Kara received her law degree from the University of Denver and her journalism degree from the University of Kansas.

Marriott March Madness: Travel, Save And Support A Good Cause

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa (Photo Credit: Kara Franker)

Here’s your last chance to escape the winter! Whether you’re dreaming of a Hawaiian tropical getaway or a Florida beach vacation, save some serious cash when you book your hotel with Marriott.

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa (Photo Credit: Kara Franker)

Everyone loves a great travel deal and we love Marriott because […]

Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne Hosts Sony Open To Benefit First Serve Miami

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Each year the Sony Open tennis tournament is one of Miami’s must-attend events. All of the hottest names in tennis will compete March 17-30, 2014 at Crandon Park on the island of Key Biscayne. And during this year’s tournament a few of the top pros are returning to The Ritz-Carlton to play against a […]

Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival In Fort Lauderdale To Promote Marine Conservation

Fort Lauderdale Beach. Photo Credit: Kara Franker

Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park on April 12th and 13th and proceeds from the tickets promote marine conservation.

Fort Lauderdale Beach. Photo Credit: Kara Franker

Imagine jamming to the sounds of your favorite country, rock and roots superstars on the beach with the picture-perfect Atlantic Ocean […]

Terra Incognita Ecotour Offers Exotic Travel Packages That Give Back

Photo Credit: Terra Incognita Ecotours

This holiday season, give the gift of travel and a one-of-a-kind experience to go on an adventurous ecotour, while also giving something back.

Every ecotour purchased through Terra Incognita Ecotours dramatically changes lives in every location they visit. “Terra Incognita isn’t based on profits, like most businesses are,” says founder Ged Caddick.“We measure […]

Sense Beach House Gives Back This Holiday Season

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This holiday season, Santa isn’t the only one making spirits bright. Sense Beach House, a boutique luxury hotel in South Beach, is embracing the Christmas spirit with an event to benefit AYUDA (Adults and Youth with Unmet Needs Deserve Attention).

AYUDA is a community-based non-profit organization in Miami Beach that provides programs to prevent […]

Old St. Nick Brings Philanthropy To St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino

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Have you been naughty or nice this year? St. Nick has plans to visit St. Kitts and he wants to celebrate Christmas with you in the Caribbean – but only if you’ve been good!

An island paradise with an exotic landscape that boasts lush rain forests, lava formations, seaside lagoons, and monkeys around every […]

Marriott’s Florida Travel Giveaway And Cyber Monday Sale

Photo Credit: Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa

Dreaming about gorgeous white-sand beaches and swaying palm trees? Ditch the cold and head south this winter. My friends at Marriott have hand-selected 12 of their most gorgeous Florida resorts and they’ve done the unthinkable — they’re offering room rates that start at just $109 per night.

Not only […]

Charitable And Stylish Holiday Travel Gifts 2013


There’s nothing better than giving the gift of travel. This holiday season spoil your favorite people with these travel ideas that will not only take them to fabulous places, but also help support a few really great causes.

Stay at Sandpearl Resort and Save a Dolphin:

Everyone loves The Dolphin Tale movie! Did […]

Christmas In The Country Event Brings Small Town To Life


There’s a charming small town in the middle of America’s heartland where residents come together for one very special occasion every year. The two-day event in Oxford, Kansas, is called Christmas in the Country. Visitors can experience holiday home tours, taste homemade cuisine, sit on Santa’s lap, ride in a horse-drawn carriage and shop […]

Luxury Resort In Miami Hosts Event For Breast Cancer Research

Photo Credit: Turnberry Isle Miami

A member of the Autograph Collection, Turnberry Isle Miami is a Mediterranean-style retreat with more than 400 luxury guests rooms and suites. Anyone who has set foot on the property knows that it is absolutely gorgeous.

Roam through the covered walkways and stone pathways where you’ll encounter secret gardens, bubbling fountains and lush tropical […]

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