| Jun 17, 2009
When I heard Carnival Cruise Lines would begin sailing year-round from Baltimore, I was not excited. I was glad that it meant more jobs and a boost to Maryland's economy, but a Carnival cruise wasn't going to be part of my vacation plans.
| Oct 10, 2009
| 1:49 PM
Millionaires and billionaires can live anywhere, so what's so special about this 2.4 square-mile city of 11,020 people that sits snug between Federal Highway and the Intracoastal Waterway?
Driving along U.S. 1 at Sample Road, if you didn't already know...
| Jan 31, 2010
It's not exactly Margaritaville, but there's no doubt that Jimmy Buffett would approve of the laid-back vibe at Wekiva Island.
On the recommendation of a friend with an eye for watering holes with genuine character, I steered the car out to Wekiva Island...
| Jun 14, 2010
Grand Turk, one of a chain of more than 40 islands in the Turks & Caicos, offers cruise passengers a tropical, laid-back ambience, excellent diving and fishing, colonial architecture, miles of beaches and a recently inaugurated pier and cruise ship...
| Apr 17, 2009
| 2:50 PM
Gov. Charlie Crist was center court at the Miami Heat game for the retirement of Alonzo Mourning's jersey one Monday evening in late March.
It hadn't been a difficult day for Crist. Earlier, he'd visited the Miami set of a TV series, Burn Notice, and...
| Nov 20, 2009
1. I Thank you: Sam and Dave
2. Goin to Acapulco: Jim James and Calexico
3. Bunge in the Jungle: Jethro Tull
4. Look Through Any Window: The Hollies
5. Disco Apocalypse: Jackson Browne
A. You Can't Stop the Beat:...
| Jan 8, 2010
a. O'Jays: I love Music
b. Iris Dement and John Prine: In Spite of Ourselves
c. Marvin Gaye: Sexual Healing
d. Fergie: Be Italian
e. The Safes: Greed
f. La Roux: Bulletproof
g. Lady Gaga: Bad Romance
| Sep 30, 2007
AT THE ENTRY to the showroom of the upscale, uptight Borgata Hotel and Casino--gritty Atlantic City's belated attempt to compete with the more relaxed luxury of the Las Vegas mega-resorts--there's a smiling, soft-toned picture of Frankie Valli. For the...
| Jul 15, 2009
| 2:54 PM
When Jim and Dee Meadows returned from their 20th wedding anniversary to Hawaii several years ago, they brought back the beginnings of a perfect poolside garden.
Six bare stalks from plumeria plants boarded the plane with them. Today, cold hardy bananas,...
| Sep 9, 2009
| 12:18 PM
President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton were just two of the speakers who took part in a memorial service Wednesday at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall to pay homage to late, legendary newsman Walter Cronkite.
The President concluded...
| Sep 11, 2009
| 12:26 PM
To many visitors, South Bass Island is about two things: golf carts and partying. The golf carts are everywhere. They swarm the downtown like flies. People rent them to traverse the island's 4-mile length and mile-and-a-quarter width. Cops have golf carts...