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  • Florida travel calendar for January

    Florida travel calendar for January
    Check out festivals and events in January across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Nov. 29, 2013 - Jan. 5 2014: Carillon...
  • Surge in shark attacks causes alarm in Hawaii

    Surge in shark attacks causes alarm in Hawaii
    MAKENA STATE PARK, Hawaii — After a record year of attacks across the Hawaii archipelago, sharks were not far from Colin Dececco's mind as the sun went down on the long white strip of sand here on a recent Sunday evening. He and his daughter had...
  • Leisurely escape in Crystal River

    Leisurely escape in Crystal River
    It's easy to remember that Peck's Old Port Cove, an utterly out-of-the-way, old-school fish house on the Gulf of Mexico, is exactly 9.3 miles west of U.S. Highway 19 in Crystal River. All the menu items offer a reminder, with prices that end in 93...
  • Loyal readers tell me where to go

    Loyal readers tell me where to go
    So I made a point of not taking any Florida road trips on my recent vacation, odd behavior that qualifies as normal when a typical workweek involves putting a few hundred miles on the odometer. When I returned last week, my email box was filled with...
  • Recreation and outdoors calendar

    Public wildlands Monday, Dec. 9: This is the last day the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will accept public input on the proposed creation of 10 new wildlands and the expansion of 17 existing wildlands. Wildlands are state-owned natural...
  • South Florida Folk Festival: No longer blowin' in the wind?

    South Florida Folk Festival: No longer blowin' in the wind?
    The South Florida Folk Festival may finally recover from Hurricane Wilma. The festival ran annually from 1992 to 2005, when the hurricane flattened its venue at Easterlin Park in Oakland Park. An attempt at a revival in 2008 "sort of broke the bank,"...
  • Ravens Roost 99 members dunk in water tank to help Special Olympics

    A week before the Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park was canceled because of high winds and freezing temperatures, a hardy group of North County folks took their own dip into frigid water. On Jan. 18, some 15 members of Ravens Roost 99...
  • Five fabulous Florida campgrounds for kids new to camping

    Five fabulous Florida campgrounds for kids new to camping
    Camping can be a road trip or a commando course, a sizzling theme park or a pup tent under the trees. Many Florida parents take children camping from Day One. Others are new to the campground scene. If your children are ready to graduate from a play...
  • Pay-by-the-hour beach parking taking hold

    California State Parks has added a portion of Huntington State Beach to its short list of beaches charging visitors for parking by the hour as opposed to a flat, $15 day rate. The pilot program, already in place in Crystal Cove, could one day be...
  • Florida travel calendar for December

    Florida travel calendar for December
    Check out festivals and events in December across the state. Featured destination: Key West Nov. 27 - Dec. 31: Key West 'Bright' Before Christmans. Key West. Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance...
  • Outdoors and recreation calendar

    Figure skating show Today, Dec. 15: Join the figure skaters and coaches of the Piney Orchard Learn-to-Skate program for a holiday show that begins at 4:10 p.m. at the Piney Orchard Ice Arena, 8781 Piney Orchard Parkway. Free. For more Information,...