| May 22, 2013
| 10:10 AM
The heat is on for Central Floridians. Daytime temps are on the rise, and Memorial Day weekend signals the arrival of house guests who want to spend days (and nights) at our theme parks. Here is a park-by-park strategy -- broken down by morning, afternoon...
| Oct 6, 2013
APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS — Dozens of black-and-yellow squirrel monkeys scampered around us, some running above on high ropes, others swooping in close to us as we walked.
This was one of the many delights of the Apenheul, a primate park in rural...
| Aug 10, 2013
Even a tourist knows that Florida's official nickname is "The Sunshine State," but the identity of the state pie (Key lime) and state wildflower (Coreopsis) is perhaps not-so-common knowledge.
Such minutiae can be found on the walls of Florida's...
| Oct 19, 2013
With Halloween around the corner, it's fitting that this week's destination has a bit of the devil in its history.
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park (floridastateparks.org/devilsmillhopper), just a few miles northwest of Gainesville, is a 120-...
| Jul 13, 2013
For some reason, manatee-watching always seems like a winter diversion. Observing benign, 1-ton sea cows glide in spring-fed waters is a ritual at January manatee festivals in Orange City and Crystal River.
Yet manatees are a year-round attraction at...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:22 AM
A small museum depicting the natural and historic resources of Dry Tortugas National Park and historic Fort Jefferson has opened in Key West, offering visitors an easily accessible introduction to one of America's most remote national parks.
| Mar 30, 2013
Muddy Leek is in kind of an odd location, just a block or two away from the restaurants in Culver City's Helms complex yet seemingly well outside of the area. It's part of a building that briefly served as a design museum before it was converted into...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Some things are sacred. Like fair food.
Cheesy bacon bombs, Krispy Kreme sloppy Joes and deep-fried pineapple are just a few of the belly-busting items on the menu as summer fair season hits full swing: The Orange County Fair opens Friday in Costa...
| Jul 7, 2013
Oh, the joy of being a dog. Especially a dog with wealthy parents, um, I mean owners.
More than a decade has passed since luxury hotels began throwing welcome parties for platinum-card-carrying pet owners .
But with pets a $50-billion-a-year industry,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The craft beer revolution returns to television with the Esquire Network's new "Brew Dogs," and the show’s crazy characters, stunts and sensationalism that cable TV demands are tempered by a strong focus on education and an earnest excitement...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:32 PM
During the Super Bowl on Sunday, beer and yogurt commercials reigned supreme, while the normally memorable Doritos, M&Ms and soda commercials fell flat. Here's a rundown of the five most memorable commercials in no particular order. And if you're...