| Mar 25, 2011
Walt Disney World is extending, enhancing and invigorating the Haunted Mansion queue at Magic Kingdom.
It's a work in progress, and if this were a full-blown attraction and not just the queue, we would say it's in the "soft opening" phase. For the past...
| Jul 28, 2011
It's 5:30 a.m. and we're awake, outside and shivering, wearing more layers of clothes than we would on a New England ski trip, though we're on a cruise in July.
But no one's complaining aboard the Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Explorer --...
| Apr 10, 2011
On a blustery late-winter afternoon at Manassas, where a muscular statue of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson marks the spot where the Confederate general earned his nickname, the Civil War lives, not separate from life in Virginia, but intricately entwined with...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 1:09 PM
Rugged is putting it mildly when it comes to 80 percent of Norway. Historically, it was a challenge to live here. That's why Vikings ventured south and so many people left for America.
But I find excuses to return to Norway almost annually. Three of my...
| May 24, 2011
| 12:16 PM
Under a searing afternoon sun, red dust covering my clothes and clinging to the sweat clotting at the back of my neck, I head deep into hunting grounds for maharajahs of old and royals of the modern day.
I'm on my very first safari, on my first trip to...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 10:42 AM
Introduce your young children to adventure travel. Here are five places to get started.
1. Appalachian Mountain Club, New England. Children 5 and older can participate in pond studies, GPS treasure hunts, forest ecology lessons, and tracking and watching...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 5:50 PM
Ski Rixen at Quiet Waters Park (photo by Beth Black)
BEST PLACE TO CABLE SKI AND WAKEBOARD
Ski Rixen at Quiet Waters Park
401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, 954-429-0215, Skirixenusa.com
No boat is needed to wakeboard, water-ski or kneeboard at Ski...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Wildfires burning on Lake Okeechobee’s exposed lake bed could end up helping drought-strained wildlife habitat.
While it may seem weird to see fire spreading across land usually covered by water, wildfires are a natural part of Florida’s...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 3:01 PM
Tar balls washed up on two South Florida beaches Friday, an Earth Day reminder of the threats to the region's shorelines.
Oil blobs washed up on a small section of John U. Lloyd State Park in Hollywood, which authorities marked off with cones, said...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:00 AM
A Pompano Beach fishing captain was caught in possession of a goliath grouper, a federally protected species.
Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission received a call June 12 about a man named Craig Gordon filleting a goliath...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:24 AM
Protesters in hazmat suits will deploy on Fort Lauderdale’s beach Wednesday, as the environmental group Oceana marks the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill.
The demonstration and press conference will use the anniversary to oppose...