| Nov 15, 2009
One of the most pleasing drives in Florida for Jim Thorsen is a nearly 60-mile stretch of State Road 40 between Ormond Beach and Silver Springs.
The mostly two-lane road winds through the heart of the Ocala National Forest and offers motorists a view...
| Dec 5, 2010
| 8:30 PM
COCOA — The biggest gathering of Florida manatees ever observed survived a deadly cold snap last winter by huddling in warm water discharged from a power plant on the Indian River Lagoon in Brevard County.
The 1960s-era Florida Power & Light Co....
| Jan 11, 2010
If you're looking to really get away from it all, here are a few spots in the Florida wilderness. Inexperienced campers should find someone who has been there to accompany them. This type of camping isn't for solo beginners.
Everglades National Park/...
| Jan 26, 2010
The state you're in is pretty amazing. People by the millions come every year from around the world to Florida for a slice of sunshine and a theme park thrill. There are lots of sights and activities that deserve your attention, too. Imagine all the...
| Nov 15, 2009
Florida's Scenic Highway program was started in the mid-1990s through the state Department of Transportation to recognize roadways that show Florida's history, culture and resources. Since then, 24 roadways have been designated as either scenic or...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 3:51 PM
If Rick Scott could create 1,000 jobs by barbecuing manatees, sea pigs would be roasting on a spit tomorrow.
They apparently taste like elephant.
Just how much outrage would that cause?
I'm beginning to wonder.
The green glory days are coming to an...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 4:23 PM
TITUSVILLE — This city never wanted the space program. Fifty years later, Titusville is getting its wish.
The shuttle is ending, Constellation is canceled, the city is dying, and there is no Buck Rogers from Washington coming to the rescue.
| May 9, 2010
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Sunday dispatched the head of the National Park Service, Jon Jarvis, to Mobile, Ala., and the acting head of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Rowan Gould, to Houma, La., to help with recovery efforts......
| Jun 8, 2010
In this Sunday's Orlando Sentinel, you can read my first-hand experience on an Eco-Tour of the Everglades. The tour that I took, Southwest Florida EcoTours out of Naples, is only one of many, many opportunities to incorporate nature in your vacation...
| Dec 6, 2010
Who doesn't love manatees? Actually, I know a few boaters who don't. But most of Florida does, as evidenced by our willingness to spend nearly $5 million on heaters to turn part of the Indian River into a 60,000-square-foot hot tub and to run it at a cost...
| Mar 30, 2011
From the Brevard County Natural Resources Management Office: Bark in the Bay, a free event for dog owners and their pets, is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Palm Bay Regional Park’s off-leash dog park, 1951 Malabar Road NW....