| Oct 15, 2013
You can still find four-star hotel accommodations for less than $100 a night in many big U.S. cities. Opaque buying helps cut costs; fees add to costs. That's the overall take-away from a recent report from Hotwire, the big online travel agency (OTA)...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices:
Aquatica: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Florida Residents can purchase single-day tickets to Aquatica Orlando for 50 percent off the regular...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:15 AM
THE PRINCIPLES OF PUMPKIN CARVING: 2 p.m. Oct. 25; South Creek Library, 1702 Deerfield Blvd., Orlando. Halloween with Scott "Stormin" Norman. Learn about knife safety, carving techniques, pumpkin science and other crafts. Free. 407-...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:58 AM
City Hall plans to give $1.7 million to help the Orlando Magic build a sports-and-entertainment complex downtown.
Orlando officials say the taxpayer money will ensure downtown Orlando gets something it badly needs: conference space.
"If you ask me...
| Nov 5, 2013
After Linda Grimes accidentally cracked the windshield on her uninsured Enterprise rental car, she imagined a worst-case scenario unfolding, including months of back-and-forth between her and the company's legendary claims department.
She says that the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:38 AM
For most the hotel bar is no more a destination than the hotel itself. It's a place to kill time. When I hear that George Thorogood song "I Drink Alone," I picture him sitting at a generic hotel bar: Low lights, cheap drinks and a gruff but friendly...
| Oct 2, 2013
Check out festivals and events in October across the state.
View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below:
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:59 PM
While the rest of Central Florida is searching for their giblets on Thanksgiving morning, your date with a turkey could be as easy as driving to a local restaurant and being served.
The National Restaurant Association estimates 14 million Americans will...
| 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...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 11:59 AM
We’re just three months into 2013, and we are bursting with theme-park developments. And this is supposed to be the slow season. Instead of waiting nine months to compile a year-in-review post, I’ve decided to make quarterly reports that...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Visit Orlando's Magical Dining program is back this month, luring locals with $33 three-course meals at some of the area's best restaurants.
But the program is bringing back another, less-well-known variation that launched last year: Magical Nights. The...