| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Step inside the former OUC headquarters on South Orange Avenue, and you might never know that this 1960s-era building is where many Orlandoans once went to pay their electric bills.
It is now the newly opened Aloft hotel, home to 118 rooms, a chic lobby...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:11 AM
Your feet may be tired from walking around in the theme parks all day, but funny thing about magic: no matter how much of it you enjoy, it leaves you wanting more. If you crave more magical experiences after a day at Central Florida's theme parks, you can...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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:...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Located in Orlando is the 2,300-acre, AAA Four Diamond-rated Reunion Resort. And this fall, you can enjoy a weeklong family vacation or a quick weekend getaway with rates beginning at just $159 per night.
The resort is conveniently located a mere six...
| 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...
| 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 ...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Florida is a golfer's playground with all manner of facilities and amenities to satisfy the most avid aficionados. Orlando alone has more than 170 courses and golf resorts, 20-plus golf academies, and some of the world's most prestigious tournaments. If...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Universal Orlando is likely to add thousands more hotel rooms in coming years as Central Florida's No. 2 theme-park resort continues an aggressive expansion, a top executive said Wednesday.
"We've done a study that says we could have 10,000 or 15,000...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:14 AM
Meet the members of the Orlando Sentinel Culinary Hall of Fame. Our definition of a culinary professional is broad because the food and beverage industry requires a variety of skills and interests. In addition to chefs, the achievements are reflected in...