New Hotel In Daytona

RusHHH Daytona Hotel

We are getting a new hotel  – RusHHH Daytona Beach, a new Tapestry by Hilton Hotel. This is a good news for Daytona. It is at 2323 South Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach Shores, and it is opening soon. Tel.: 386-255-0476 This is not new construction, this is a former […] Read more »

Shark Bites in Our County

Shark Bites in Daytona

Shark Bites in Our County – the Shark-Bites Capital of the World Today came the news of the 10th shark bite in Volusia County, where I live, and which includes Daytona, Ormond and New Smyrna Beach and a bunch of other cities and towns. Out of 10 bites this year, […] Read more »

SunGlow Pier in Daytona Beach Shores

Daytona Beach Shores

Walking on the beach, we are passing Sunglow Pier, one of two piers we have in the area. Boaters keep their boats in the Intracoastal, so it is not for them, it is for fun. It is where people are fishing, and it is the place where people go to […] Read more »

Vivat Le Hard Rock Hotel!

Vivat le Hard Rock Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach. It is interesting how things constantly change. Desert Inn in Daytona at 900 North Atlantic Ave. did not have a great reputation. TripAdvisor named it one of 10-dirtiest hotels in the nation. And then, shortly thereafter police and FBI raided the hotel and arrested […] Read more »

Irma Is Still With Us…

Kingston Shores condo after Irma

Hurricane Irma hit Daytona Beach September 9, 2017. We left the city. After the Hurricane I received the call from the condo Association Board Member that Irma took the roof over Kingston Shores condo, the investment condo in Ormond Beach. There was no roof, you could see the sky. It […] Read more »

Protogroup May Still Surprise Us

Russians are building

Russians Are Coming to Daytona Protogroup is a Russian company, which has supermarkets in St. Petersburg, Russia, also they have four hotels in Russia and one in Montenegro. This was thought to be the most unlikely project for Daytona, which had more than a fair share of failed projects. This […] Read more »

Magic of Lights in Daytona Beach

Magic of Lights

Magic of Lights From November 17 and through the Holidays Daytona International Speedway was hosting the Magic of Lights. FunGuys Events are in charge, and this year the event is in 7 cities. What made it attractive for the company is that they have 1.5 mile long road to place […] Read more »

The Cellar Made it To The List…


Surfing through numerous emails, I ran into Open Table, Inc. report featuring best 10 Central Florida restaurants. So, I am going through the list and see The Cellar Restaurant, which is in Daytona Beach. Wow! Congratulations to the owners and employees. It is actually an interesting place. It is in […] Read more »

What is Coming on the Beach?

Cocina 214

Lately driving on Atlantic Avenue, I noticed the work being done on a large oceanfront lot. There were no any new condo or hotel announced for this site, and I could not figure it out. Then I noticed a sign saying Cocina 214, and figured that this was a Mexican […] Read more »

Hurricane Irma. Lesson to Learn

Hurricane Irma

A couple of years ago we helped buyers from St. Petersburg, Russia, to purchase a house on Daytona’s Beachside. They were in Russia when Hurricane Matthew hit, and knew about hurricanes only from neighbors. Majority of what they hear is that it is no biggie, you can sit n your […] Read more »

Summer Coming to Daytona. June 2017

Summer coming to Daytona

Summer Coming to Daytona. It is June. Temperatures are in the upper 80s on the beachside, and hitting 90s in the mainland Daytona Beach area. The turtle season is active, and today I saw 3 new nests on our beach. Water in the ocean is in the upper 70s, and […] Read more »