| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Pompano Beach is gearing up to welcome the newest asset in its tourism marketing arsenal — the 219-room Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Oceanfront scheduled to open July 1.
The oceanfront resort is the first hotel to break ground in Pompano...
| Jun 7, 2013
Sunday, June 9
Talking genealogy Wanda Franklin, director of the Columbia Family History Center and mother of three adopted children, will host a presentation on "Searching for Birth Parents: Some Experiences and Resources" at 3 p.m. at the Church of...
| May 21, 2011
Time somehow moves more slowly in Key West.
It all starts with the final approach.
Heading south from the congested traffic and urban sprawl of Miami, the speed limit is a leisurely 45 mph on U.S. Highway 1 from Florida City, where mainland Florida...
| Feb 11, 2012
Watching Jimmy Buffett in concert this past weekend, I couldn't help imagining again how deliriously happy the Key West tourism people must be about his long, successful career.
If the city fathers had put together a singer in a laboratory, they couldn't...
| May 15, 2012
| 5:41 PM
For many people, only a couple of ingredients are needed for the perfect summer vacation: soft, warm sand and refreshing cool water. The combination can be found across America, from small ponds to sprawling oceans. This summer, destinations from coast to...
| Oct 27, 2012
And you thought it was always Parrot Head time in Key West.
Since Jimmy Buffett first warbled about putting booze in his blender in the 1970s, Key West has continued to reap the PR benefits as the notion of margaritas on Duval Street has been transformed...
| Jun 30, 2012
Despite its enduring quirks, Key West is light-years removed from the escapist island that awaited a failed country songwriter who pulled into town a penniless nobody in the 1970s.
That was Jimmy Buffett, of course, whose Key West-inspired 1977 hit...
| Sep 1, 2012
No man is an island — and, obviously, the same applies to riverside watering holes.
It had been two years since I had ventured out to Wekiva Island, the utterly laid-back local bar tucked along the Wekiva River in Longwood. At that time, the...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Florida's beaches are playgrounds for tourists and residents alike, with each stretch of sand offering a unique character. It all depends on what you're looking for: peace, a party? There is a different case to be made for most of the state's natural...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 7:24 AM
THURSDAY 21-SUNDAY 24: SEVENTH ANNUAL AMG MIAMI BEACH POLO WORLD CUP
This weekend, you’ll be seeing much more than polo shirts on Miami Beach. This four-day event will kick off Thursday with eight women’s teams competing in the...