| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The Titanic didn't have them. Neither did the snooty Queen Elizabeth 2 or the swinging TV "Love Boat" Pacific Princess. But now many travelers refuse to cruise if they don't have a balcony cabin.
"The first couple times I cruised I had a porthole...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:31 AM
For thousands of years, the point of land at the junction of the Indian River and the Jupiter Inlet had been a meeting place for Indian tribes. In 1854 President Franklin Pierce signed an order for the Fort Jupiter Reservation to be the site for...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Get outdoors and explore Everglades National Park for free Saturday and Sunday to celebrate opening day weekend.
The park service is offering free entrances at more than 100 U.S. national parks to commemorate the holiday.
There are lots of fun...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Silversea Cruises is now taking reservations for its “Venetian World Odyssey 2016” cruise that departs Fort Lauderdale Jan. 5 to Venice, Italy, aboard its Silver Whisper cruise ship.
The 115-day world cruise will visit 51 destinations in...
| May 13, 2014
You could spend a lifetime in Europe's grand museums -- the Louvre, the British Museum, and many others. But I also like to take in a destination's more idiosyncratic sights, getting a bead on the quirkier side of the local culture. It's my nature as a...
| Jun 3, 2014
I love all the technology that makes travel easier than ever. Even when you want to get away from it all, it makes sense to take your smartphone (or tablet) with you. You can keep in touch if you want to, plus you'll have instant access to resources...
| Jun 10, 2014
I first visited Istanbul in the 1970s. Some of my most vivid memories of that trip are of the colorful locals. Scruffy kids sold cherry juice and old men would grab huge cucumbers from wheeled carts, then peel, quarter and salt them to sell for pennies....
| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Cruise ship innovation, travel agent relationships and understanding consumers' vacation needs will be critical to the cruise industry's success in the next decade, CEOs of the world's leading cruise operators said Friday.
Finding ways to attract new...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This is part three of a five-part series: Top 55 places to go in Southeast Florida.
When it comes to day-trip adventures in Southeast Florida, we wanted to go beyond the obvious – beaches and Walt Disney World – to offer some off-the-beaten-...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
On a recent afternoon, Diana Blau, 22, was relaxing on the beach after bathing in the salty waters of the Dead Sea.
Blau's mother is Jewish and her father Greek Orthodox. She has never strongly identified with Jewish culture or religion, she said, in...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Another business group has come out against the proposal for more hotel tax money from the Florida Panthers.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce hadn't taken a position on the controversy, but last night voted unanimously to oppose the...