| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Many folks have tried speed dating, but who would be up for a turn at speed parking?
If you want to hit all 47 rides at Walt Disney World in a single day, you better have comfortable shoes and a plan. That's the advice I gleaned from Shane Lindsay and...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Disney World is taking a natural approach to its latest in-park scavenger-hunt experience.
The Wilderness Explorers program, which debuted last month, sends guests on missions to earn badges at 31 stations spread across Disney's Animal Kingdom. Most...
| Jul 5, 2009
Sanaa — pronounced "sah-NAH," a Swahili word for "work of art" or "beauty" — is the latest culinary destination at Walt Disney World. On the ground floor of the Animal Kingdom Villas' Kidani Village, the decor is African-inspired with eclectic...
| Jul 31, 2009
A day in a theme park isn't usually a bargain. Frugal visitors may find admission deals or resist souvenir stands, but we've gotta eat, right? When a soft drink price is twice what you'd pay at a 7-Eleven, you've got to swallow hard.
Ah, but there are...
| Feb 11, 2010
| 3:28 AM
Even though he studies biology and lives on campus at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Nick Flanders often visits his mother's home in Newport News where he maintains bird feeders filled with sunflower, mixed and thistle seeds and suet.
| Mar 29, 2012
Q: In November, my little dog, Beau, hurt his leg. I took him to the veterinarian for help and for grooming. While I was waiting in the exam room, I saw a promotion for a vaccine that would prevent my dog from getting sick after licking wild animal pee....
| Aug 31, 2011
| 12:19 PM
How could the oil bust of the early 80's indirectly be responsible for the marsh fire burning in New Orleans East that has caused our air quality to suffer immensely?
If the original plans for the East were implemented there wouldn't be any marsh fire...
| Dec 29, 2011
Welcome to random ramblings about the year in theme parks and attractions.
•Legoland Florida is a big deal. It's the area's first new full-blown theme park since Universal's Islands of Adventure went up in 1999. But it's going to take some...
| May 1, 2012
If it's spring, then you know the Hokendauqua Chapter of Trout Unlimited is going to start a period of activity in conservation and education that is second to none among local conservation sporting groups.
The Hokey chapter held its first-ever banquet...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 11:03 AM
A twice-rescued sea lion is a long way from his old home at the Indianapolis Zoo.
The sea lion, named Ray, arrived in Indianapolis Thursday from the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, Calif.
Ray first visited the California center on Nov. 15, 2011,...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:08 PM
The people, mostly from the partnering Lincoln Park Zoo and Lake County Forest Preserve District, were scientists, public-relations specialists, photojournalists, even an intern, all of them, at times, watching the reptiles like hawks, though with the...