| Dec 31, 2014
| 4:58 AM
FRUITLAND PARK — The wonders of nature are abundant in Lake County and include one of the state's largest live oak trees at Lake Griffin State Park.
The giant tree, estimated to be almost 500 years old, is the payoff for a guided First Day Hike on...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 9:00 AM
It's been almost a decade since Disneyland opened a truly new attraction and nearly two decades since the Anaheim theme park introduced a groundbreaking new ride.
You have to go back to 2005’s Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters for the last truly new...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 9:56 AM
NEW HARTFORD — The search for the missing kayaker near West Hill Road has been suspended as of Saturday afternoon due to ice conditions.
State police, firefighters and environmental conservation police searched the area Friday for a 52-year-old...
| Jan 25, 2015
GLOUCESTER – A team of faculty and students from Virginia Commonwealth University is beginning its second semester of laying out a potential waterfront recreational design for a 97-acre piece of property on the Severn River in Gloucester County....
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:01 PM
Ray Marquez was first attracted to diving from a kayak because it was inexpensive.
After six years of spearfishing and lobstering in South Florida, Marquez knows there are many other benefits to kayak diving. And he will share them, along with kayak...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 1:52 PM
Stephanie Salvatore wasn’t sure whether her then-9-year-old daughter, Lily, was ready for sleepaway camp. But the tears were a good sign.
Lily was crying because she didn’t want to go home, says Salvatore, a Bethesda mother of three....
| Jan 20, 2015
| 4:33 PM
There's a reason that Extreme Kayak Fishing's Sailfish Smack Down appeals to offshore fishing novices:
They have as good a chance to win as anybody.
For the second consecutive year, the winner of the tournament, which was Saturday and Sunday off the...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:57 AM
If you're looking for fun things to do on Monday, Jan. 19, enjoy free entry at Everglades National Park as the U.S. National Parks service waives fees in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day.
There are lots of fun, free, things to do in the 1.5-million-...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:01 AM
We who enjoy an active outdoors lifestyle don't really care whether or not Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. For us, winter is to be embraced in all its cold, wind, snow and ice.
While the lovely borough of Emmaus is celebrating its SnowBlast Winter...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 1:15 PM
The new book by celebrated nature writer Gary Ferguson, "The Carry Home: Lessons From the American Wilderness," is a big-hearted, soul-searching memoir about grief and ritual and identity, about a man looking to nature for answers after the death of his...
| Dec 23, 2014
President Obama's opening to Cuba last week will soon make visiting easier for many more U.S. visitors. But it's far from wide-open tourism. You still have to go through some official red tape.
Before the Castro revolution, Cuba was one of the most...