| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Brevard Zoo has been awarded the Gold Level certification by the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism. It's the first time for a zoo in Florida to get the certification and is the largest attraction in the state to hold a Gold Level status.
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:59 PM
George Aguel, CEO of Visit Orlando, said the state and Central Florida are looking for ways to capitalize even more on a recent surge in Brazilian visitors.
Speaking at a luncheon at GrayRobinson on Monday, Aguel noted that international visitors are...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Osceola County, often overshadowed by Orlando's global image as a vacation destination, is trying to stake out a patch of supremacy in Central Florida's crowded tourism landscape.
Citing its huge inventory of vacation properties for rent, it's...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:16 PM
1 For a different take on fast food, visit the Easton Farmers Market on Saturday for the annual Zucchini 500.
The annual event, now in its eighth year, pits racers against each other after they have carved their cars out of zucchini and...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Two years ago, during bicentennial commemorations for the War of 1812, I was struck by how important the waterfront is to Baltimore. That might seem like an odd thing for a Baltimorean to say, but unless you own waterfront property, work near it or...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:38 AM
As tourism rebounds, developers are building more hotel rooms in Palm Beach County than they have in years.
Seven hotels with more than 1,100 rooms are expected to be done by early 2016, with more than 1,200 more planned in hotel developments still...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
At the rim of the Grand Canyon, busloads of Chinese tourists jostled on a recent day with twentysomething backpackers and an Amish family with rambunctious boys in suspenders and straw hats, all eager for a prime viewing spot.
They gazed out on a...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Since the U.S. government has somewhat loosened restrictions on visits to Cuba by Americans, the island nation has been turning up on a lot of people's bucket lists. Group IST has a new Havana-to-Cienfuegos tour that's unique in that it's a cruise by 49-...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:27 PM
If you'd like to know where your kids want to go this summer, just ask them. Sixty-three percent of U.S. parents say their children influenced where the family went on summer vacation, a 2014 Portrait of American Travelers report says. Before anyone...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Several months ago at his parents' Naperville home, Randy Stine stumbled on an issue of his high school newspaper in which seniors talk about their future plans.
He doesn't remember writing that he wanted to be a successful singer in an a cappella...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:01 AM
It’s called Art’s the Spark@OMA – and if it sounds high tech to those still adjusting to how to use a laptop or smartphone, it’s actually highly visual – only, not in the video game manner.
Art’s the Spark is an...