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  • Florida lands 10 of the top 25 beaches in the U.S.

    Florida lands 10 of the top 25 beaches in the U.S.
    Why should Dr. Beach have all the fun? While his famous best beaches in the U.S. list for 2014 won't come out until Memorial Day weekend, the folks over at TripAdvisor have corralled their user reviews to come out with their second annual Travelers'...
  • The historic mansions of Lake Tahoe

    The historic mansions of Lake Tahoe
    "George Whittell," the tour guide said, "was born with a silver spoon in his mouth." So wealthy was Whittell's family that as a young man in San Francisco he vowed he would never work a day in his life. He then set about vigorously pursuing that goal....
  • Florida travel calendar for February

    Florida travel calendar for February
    Check out festivals and events in February 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) Feb. 1: First Saturday Jam,...
  • Old Spanish Sugar Mill and Griddle House

    Old Spanish Sugar Mill and Griddle House
    Peter and Marjorie Schwarze opened The Old Spanish Sugar Mill and Griddle House inside the DeLeon Springs State Park in 1961. And food is still being served in the same hands-on, do-it-yourself style. Each table is equipped with a griddle. Servers bring...
  • 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...
  • Taking the Kids: 12 sites to see in Washington, D.C., during the shutdown

    Taking the Kids: 12 sites to see in Washington, D.C., during the shutdown
    Of course it's disappointing if you were planning to visit a national park or Washington, D.C., during the government shutdown, which has closed top attractions, including the 19 Smithsonian Museums, the National Zoo and the National Mall. It's even...
  • Rainbow Springs: No sun needed

    Rainbow Springs: No sun needed
    It wasn't a picture-perfect day for outdoor exploring. In the midst of a recent cold snap, temperatures were in the 40s, the sky was overcast and a drizzling rain soaked the boardwalks at Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon. Only a handful of people...
  • Brazil's Sancho Bay named best beach of 2014 by TripAdvisor reviews

    Brazil's Sancho Bay named best beach of 2014 by TripAdvisor reviews
    If you're looking for dreamy beaches this summer, TripAdvisor travelers suggest Sancho Bay on a remote Brazilian island in the Atlantic Ocean as the 2014 best beach in the world. The website's fans also give high marks to beaches in Hawaii, ranking...
  • Lights, Santas, Action! Florida festivals offer your holiday fix

    Lights, Santas, Action! Florida festivals offer your holiday fix
    While more seasonally inclined states are waiting for snow to signal holiday cheer, Florida is stringing icicle lights on its palm trees. And even though the holiday decorations are strung up much sooner every year, at least these festivals -- complete...
  • 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...
  • Boy Scouts kick out Utah leaders who destroyed rock formation

    Boy Scouts kick out Utah leaders who destroyed rock formation
    Two Boy Scout leaders who filmed themselves toppling an ancient rock formation in a Utah state park have been removed from their posts by the Boy Scouts of America and face possible criminal charges for their actions at Goblin Valley State Park. The...