| Jan 16, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Welcome to the first installment of the Rick Scott Jobs Calculator.
Here we'll periodically check in on the new governor's central campaign promise to create 700,000 jobs in seven years.
It's been just two weeks since Scott took office, but he's already...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 7:06 PM
All you train skeptics and train deniers and train haters can quit sending me your anti-train spam.
It's a done deal.
In 2016, when I am driving to Tampa, a sleek train will zip past me in the I-4 median, its three passengers waving through a window....
| Feb 11, 2011
| 12:14 PM
Now aboard the Disney Dream, I’ve been busy the last few days, visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday and all four theme parks at Walt Disney World’s resort on...
| Feb 13, 2011
| 12:26 PM
We woke up Saturday morning on the Disney Dream cruise ship to what looked like bad weather, judging from the virtual porthole in our stateroom. But despite a poor start, Day 3 on the Dream ended with the finest food and best entertainment of our Bahamian...
| Feb 5, 2011
With the future of manned NASA missions uncertain, diversions along the Space Coast of Central Florida are becoming less about space and more about the coast.
Not to worry. Towns such as Melbourne, Cocoa Beach and Titusville offer plenty of coast to...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Kayaking in the Mosquito Lagoon on a moonless summer night reveals blazing stars and comets — not in the sky but in waters thick with "bioluminescent" plankton.
When mullet jump out of the water, they look like rockets shooting off. Though the...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 3:43 PM
A new gambling ship set to launch Friday at Port Canaveral has its eye on inland Central Florida residents and tourists as a source of business in the future.
Victory Casino Cruises, whose maiden voyage is scheduled for 7 p.m., said it plans to establish...
| Jul 31, 2011
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
Liberty Travel has a three-night Bahamas cruise on Royal Caribbean International departing Port Canaveral, Fla., Nov. 18 starting at $229...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 2:42 PM
Universal Orlando and Royal Caribbean International are expanding a 2-year-old partnership to include cruises out of Tampa.
The two companies said Monday they will begin selling vacation packages pairing three- or four-night stays at Universal Orlando...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 12:25 PM
I just returned with my family from our three-night Bahamian cruise aboard the Disney Dream, where I blogged daily from the ship about our experiences and took photos.
It was the first cruise for my family, Disney or otherwise. We found the ship’...
| Feb 20, 2011
Reporting from aboard the Disney Dream
With all things Disney, you come to expect family fun, fairy-tale fantasy and plenty of pixie dust.
But it's the technology behind Disney's trademark "magic" that seems to set its new Dream apart from other...