| May 8, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Buoyed by a record performance in 2013, Broward County is poised to welcome 14 million tourists this year, the region's tourism czar predicted Thursday.
And for 2015, the goal is to reach 15 million.
"We're on the brink of 14 million visitors in 2014,...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:15 PM
South Floridians could soon have a new option for flying to Brazil to visit loved ones, for vacation or to do business.
Brazilian airline Azul has plans to expand to the U.S. in early 2015 and will begin flights to Fort Lauderdale or Miami, as well as...
| Apr 19, 2014
How many roads must a travel columnist go down?
More than enough to compile a list of favorite scenic highways from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, from South Florida to the Georgia border. While the view often includes postcard-worthy...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:14 AM
TALLAHASSEE – In Florida budget politics, it pays to be a night owl.
Long after House and Senate budget negotiators have cinched deals on the biggest brick-and-mortar components of their $75 billion spending plan for next fiscal year –...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:08 PM
A few years ago, Richard Larison was leading efforts for Johns Hopkins Medicine International to expand health care access at a local hospital in Panama City, Panama, when a thought popped into his head.
"You know, there are still people in my own...
| Mar 27, 2014
Copa Airlines doesn't have the name recognition of JetBlue or Southwest for South Florida travelers, but the Latin American carrier is aiming to change that with new service to Panama that launches July 11.
Officials of the Panamanian carrier were at...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 11:16 AM
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'...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:19 AM
A 62-year-old Texas man who was chaperoning his 18-year-old daughter on Spring Break died Wednesday after falling from a 12th floor balcony at a Panama City Beach hotel.
Thomas H. Saunders, 62, of Southlake, Texas, was chaperoning his daughter and a...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Upcoming high school spring break tournaments include:
Central Florida Spring Break Slam
At Dr. Phillips, West Orange and Apopka Stuart Martin County vs. Wekiva, 10 a.m., at Dr. Phillips; Jacksonville Bolles vs. Panama City Beach Arnold,...
| Mar 14, 2014
Much as we like to think our legacy will be the sum of our great works of art and science, humans might go down in geologic history as the force behind a tiny, extraordinary line of dirt. Even a casual observer of the fossil record looking back 100...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:15 AM
I don't know where commentator Gene E. Bigler got the idea that Panama is handling eight million containers "mostly to U.S. consumers this year" ("Panama Canal expansion critical to the U.S.," March 18).
The canal expansion project will have only a...