| Aug 24, 2014
It had been a mushy batch of stormy weather in the Atlantic for days, not generating much concern. Now, it's time to pay closer attention.
That's because a newly formed tropical depression is forecast to intensify into a Category 1 hurricane and draw...
| Aug 20, 2014
On Monday, Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza participated in an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of the illness, also called Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Baldanza lost his mother to ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is a...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:50 AM
In the early days of the tourist boom that now has the city awash in bus-boat-foot tours, clogging the summer sidewalks, streets and river, I remember a "guide" on one of the boat tours who had, shall we say, a unique take on our town.
He would point to...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:20 AM
For their next vacation, Jessica and Michael Hammer are heading to Sweden, where they will stay with friends and immerse themselves in the rhythms of daily life.
"We want to learn about the country," said Jessica Hammer, a 31-year-old Coconut Creek, Fla....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Disney Cruise Lines introduced 3D movies to all of its ships a few years back, allowing guests to watch hit movies at sea while they were still playing in theaters back home. So to one-up the competition, Carnival Cruise Lines has...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Mary Jeanne Goins always had an interest in theater but thought she would have difficulty balancing an acting career with raising children.
So she became an elementary-school teacher instead. When Goins retired, however, she embarked on a second...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:55 AM
The world's largest cruise line said Tuesday that it will no longer let guests smoke on cabin balconies.
A spokesman for Carnival Cruise Lines said the new rule, which goes into effect on Oct. 9 across the fleet, is "in response to the preferences of...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:53 AM
One of Florida's most popular microbrews is headed to sea.
Two of Tampa's Cigar City Brewing's craft beers will be featured aboard all 13 of Carnival Cruise Line's Florida-based cruise ships. The line made the announcement last Sunday aboard the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
Norwegian Cruise Line has become the latest cruise operator to prohibit smoking on stateroom balconies.
The Miami-based cruise line announced the update to its smoking policy Wednesday; changes go into effect Nov. 1.
In addition to the balcony ban,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:17 PM
It's not too late to get a deal on a cruise vacation for summer or fall. Cruise lines use yield management — increasing or (in this case) decreasing a price in response to demand, among other factors — to fill their cabins, so some of the best...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Look at it this way: You have to work two more days, but then you get to play for three.
Labor Day weekend — the last long weekend of the summer — means beaches, shopping, travel, family outings and lots of time to chill.
This year, more...