| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Wine Spectator magazine's 2013 Wine List awards included nods to 40 Orlando area restaurants. This year, 3,793 were named award winners, spanning all 50 U.S. states and 76 other countries and territories, along with 11 cruise ships.
| Mar 7, 2013
| 1:49 PM
You would think that a hotel restaurant in the heart of Orlando's tourist corridor would know something about customer service.
And that's a shame because the kitchen at Siro Urban Italian Kitchen at the Orlando Marriott World Center...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Not only does Florida have spectacular coasts on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico but the state also has plenty of other opportunities for relaxing, refreshing, renewing H2O fun -- at many water parks around the state.
Here's a selection of...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:02 AM
Jerome Gallon was shot in the back of the head during an argument with his girlfriend about his suspected infidelity.
Carlene Pierre was gunned down by her estranged boyfriend, Michelet Polynice, a day after she filed an injunction against him. Vanessa...
| May 12, 2013
My expectations are rarely high for restaurants in airport hotels. The emphasis is often sustenance for transient visitors, not a taste of local flavor.
So when Crimson Tavern opened inside the Orlando Airport Marriott with a focus on sourcing local...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:22 AM
The Peabody Orlando ducks will soon waddle off into retirement.
A beloved tradition for more than 25 years at the hotel on International Drive, the Peabody Duck March will strut for the last time in Orlando on Sept. 30.
Last month, Hyatt Hotels ...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Not all Fourth of July celebrations are centered around a hot backyard grill. Several Central Florida restaurants and one hotel are offering Independence Day specials in the cool comfort of air-conditioned dining rooms or -- in the case of the hotel -- a...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:15 AM
By now, everybody knows what to expect from your standard-issue ho-hum water park: body and tube slide complexes with funnels and bowls, deluge-inducing water play towers for the little ones, undulating wave pools and relaxing lazy rivers.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 5:09 PM
So you finally grasp the fees many airlines charge for things such as extra suitcases and added legroom? Well, before you fly off on vacation this summer, be aware there's at least one more surcharge many travelers face once they reach their destination:...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 12:51 PM
For the Urban League of Broward County, the road to hosting the annual gathering of one of the nation's oldest civil rights organizations will involve raising lots of money, recruiting hundreds of volunteers and strategic planning to welcome thousands....
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Cleaning out my notebook of various Universal Orlando facts culled from media previews and observations this week.
+ I think the visual that will to stick with me from Thursday's grand opening of Transformers: The Ride -- 3D is the Black Diamond Jet...