| Mar 18, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Why should Dr. Beach have all the fun? While his famous best beaches in the U.S. list for 2014 won't come out until Memorial Day weekend, the folks over at TripAdvisor have corralled their user reviews to come out with their second annual Travelers'...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 4:25 AM
Enjoy Everglades National Park for free on Monday, Jan. 21. The U.S. National Parks service is waiving entrance fees at parks in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day.
There are lots of fun, free, things to do. Here are a few highlights:
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Explore Everglades National Park for free on Saturday.
The park service is offering free entrances at 100 U.S. national parks to celebrate National Public Lands Day.
There are lots of fun things to do in the 1.5 million-acre playground in South...
| Jan 12, 2013
When it comes to bird-watching, or sighting other critters in the wild, I'm often reduced to acting like that annoying guy in the movie theater who doesn't understand what just happened in a big-budget spy thriller.
I'm the one leaning over the person...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Florida's Siesta Key has landed on another best beach list for 2013.
The Gulf Coast beach, which was tops in the 2011 Dr. Beach Best Beach in the U.S. list, has once again been ranked among the best beaches in the world by TripAdvisor users in the site's...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:01 AM
There's going to be a sawgrass celebration in gator country on Sunday.
To celebrate the National Park Service's 97th birthday, Everglades National Park will offer free entrance and special savings on activities.
"Sunday is Founder's Day," says Mary...
| May 4, 2013
All that's really required for a day at the beach is a stretch of sand and surf, but there's enough of those raw materials in Florida to enjoy an experience beyond that.
For history buffs, there are beaches in the shadows of Spanish forts and Victorian-...
| May 4, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Cycling enthusiasts have long dreamed of having a paved trail through the center of Florida that would give riders a continuous path from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.
Now that vision may become reality.
The budget the Legislature passed...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 5:14 AM
Get in free at U.S. National Parks on Saturday, Sept. 29, as part of the park system's free entrance program. The park service is waiving fees to over 100 parks around the country to celebrate National Public Lands Day.
Parks on the Florida list:...
| May 14, 2011
Some of the best attractions in Florida — the beaches, sunsets and environmental gems — remain blissfully unchanged over time. Yet there are always new diversions, from museums and attractions to quirky stops that shout "only in Florida."...
| Nov 27, 2010
| 6:27 PM
Nearly five years ago, a wintry day of fishing turned into a dolphin-rescue story made for Hollywood. And now the tale of the tail is being made by Hollywood.
"Dolphin Tale" is based on the life story of Winter the dolphin, who lost her tail but now...