| May 9, 2010
I've never met a whiskey that didn't make me gag a little.
But after years of drinking mostly flavorless clear spirits, I wanted to venture to the dark side. So I traded in my vodka tonics for Kentucky straight bourbon.
There's something rugged about...
| Aug 23, 2010
At 9 a.m. on a Friday, the parking lot of Timberline at Mt. Hood was already filling up with SUVs and 4x4s as my husband, Marc, and I pulled in. The Wy'East Day Lodge echoed with the sound of slamming lockers and clomping ski boots. Roving bands of...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 7:41 PM
If friends or relatives tell you they have snagged a five-star Orlando hotel for their visit to Central Florida, a little skepticism is in order.
Orlando doesn't have any five-star or five-diamond hotels — at least not according to Forbes Travel...
| Jun 28, 2009
Time for a golf quiz, with the Travelers Championship here. Eight correct answers equals an ace, seven for a birdie, six for a par, five for a bogey, four for a double bogey.
Any fewer than that, and throw your clubs into a nearby pond.
1. The event has...
| Jul 16, 2009
This summer, expect a change at your favorite stylish watering hole.
For starters, your bartender is no longer just a mixer of drinks. He or she is a "bar chef," the individual who uses "all that is around him or her, bringing these components into a...
| Aug 14, 2009
Country club living always signifies prestige. It suggests the good life: upscale residences with views of acres of manicured green space, socializing at well-appointed clubhouses, unlimited golf at your doorstep.
That high-end ambience still exists, but...
| Aug 27, 2009
| 1:54 PM
In pursuit of the great outdoors this summer, don't overlook Midwest ski resorts as destinations to dip into hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, tennis and, oh yes, golf, in forested, hilly settings. And, because this...
| Sep 10, 2009
Golf legend Arnold Palmer turns 80 Thursday, and his namesake pediatric hospital turns 20.
So how did Palmer prepare for the momentous occasion?
Golfing, of course.
"We are so proud of all the hospital has accomplished over the past 20 years for the...
| Sep 9, 2009
| 1:28 PM
Feb. 1980: The Children's Medical Foundation of Greater Orlando is formed with goal of building a new Central Florida hospital. With ORMC receptive to the idea, the group set out to find a celebrity who could help raise money. That celebrity would be...
| Sep 18, 2009
When looking for a new home or a community to build a new home, many buyers are so focused on the actual house how many bedrooms or baths, how large is the kitchen and is there a basement they often forget to step back and look at what there is to...
| Sep 22, 2009
| 9:12 AM
Investigators charged Isleworth Country Club resident James Robert Ward with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife, Diane Elizabeth Ward, at their multimillion dollar estate.
"I just shot my wife
she's on the floor of the...