| May 28, 2014
| 5:44 AM
The days when people went on a cruise vacation and returned home satisfied with just a tan have long been gone.
Now passengers want more: to learn and accomplish something during their cruise – perhaps learning about local wines or how to...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:05 AM
"I carry the sun in a golden cup, the moon in a silver bag."
--Irish poet W.B. Yeats
Breda met me in front of the butcher shop and led my car down a road so narrow a moonbeam would need daylight to find it.
Then we arrived at Thomas Lynch's...
| May 31, 2014
Too often, the nobility of tipping beers at a bar goes unappreciated, even on a leisurely Florida road trip.
Wouldn't it be better to be out exploring the state's history at an old Spanish castle — or standing in line at a popular tourist...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:35 PM
CHARLESTON, S.C. — When the email proposing a business meeting in Charleston popped up, it took all of three seconds to say yes. I'd never been to South Carolina, but I've read glowing dispatches from friends and colleagues for years. Southern...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:23 AM
The new chairman at Visit Florida is no stranger to one of the state’s thorniest tourism controversies: killer whale captivity.
Andrew Hertz, president and general manager of the Miami Seaquarium, will take over as chair of the state’s...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Natal, a breezy beach city with vast blue skies and bright sun 1,220 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro, has much of the small-town feel common in the surrounding rural regions.
Where you'll see soccer: The U.S. takes on Ghana on June 16 at the newly...
| Apr 10, 2014
Letters to the editor from Orland Park, Evergreen Park, Burbank, Alsip, Oak Lawn and Bolingbrook.
It was a warm spring day in 200. It had rained the night before, and I couldn't wait to go outside to look for worms. The only thing I was...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:48 PM
The Santa Fe Farmers Market sits parallel to the tracks of the historic railroad depot. As you approach, the sweet smell of chilies wafts through the air. A man is turning the crank of a metal drum of bright green Hatch peppers roasting over an open...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:58 PM
As a big fan of nature myself, I can appreciate how Ranier Munns fell in love with Cypress Lake.
A feature story on the front page of the Sentinel this Sunday explains how Munns, founder of Orlando law firm Bogin Munns & Munns, started a new tourist...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:36 AM
First, a confession: I prefer the Sox, but if the Cubs are having a decent year, I'll root for them too.
I know it's heresy to say so around here, but I'm mostly a fan of good local baseball, no matter whether the uniform is black and the ballpark...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:53 AM
A terrible threat stalks the streets of Washington, DC: unlicensed tour guides. These brazen lawbreakers imperil the public by showing them around the nation's capital without a permit. Your correspondent went undercover to observe at first hand the...