| Feb 11, 2011
| 12:14 PM
Now aboard the Disney Dream, I’ve been busy the last few days, visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday and all four theme parks at Walt Disney World’s resort on...
| Feb 13, 2011
| 12:26 PM
We woke up Saturday morning on the Disney Dream cruise ship to what looked like bad weather, judging from the virtual porthole in our stateroom. But despite a poor start, Day 3 on the Dream ended with the finest food and best entertainment of our Bahamian...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 7:06 PM
All you train skeptics and train deniers and train haters can quit sending me your anti-train spam.
It's a done deal.
In 2016, when I am driving to Tampa, a sleek train will zip past me in the I-4 median, its three passengers waving through a window....
| Jan 16, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Welcome to the first installment of the Rick Scott Jobs Calculator.
Here we'll periodically check in on the new governor's central campaign promise to create 700,000 jobs in seven years.
It's been just two weeks since Scott took office, but he's already...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 12:48 PM
They are identical twins, and as is so often the case, you may have to ask their parents how to tell them apart.
Oasis of the Seas has the Seafood Shack; Allure of the Seas has Rita's Cantina. Allure features performances of Chicago: The Musical; Oasis...
| Jan 1, 2011
| 2:53 PM
Right around sunrise Tuesday, the newest addition to the Walt Disney Co.'s global vacation empire will glide up to a pier at Port Canaveral.
The Disney Dream, a 130,000-ton ocean liner with room aboard for 4,000 passengers, is the first of two new cruise...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Kayaking in the Mosquito Lagoon on a moonless summer night reveals blazing stars and comets — not in the sky but in waters thick with "bioluminescent" plankton.
When mullet jump out of the water, they look like rockets shooting off. Though the...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 9:08 AM
Lisa is cursing at the Tom Tom on the dashboard. I am cursing at my dysfunctional laptop and/or cellphone. It is raining and cold. Our windows are fogged. Probably with the steam from our ears.
This is what happens when 21st-century reporters go off in...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 8:31 AM
Carnival Cruise Lines announced Port Canaveral will be getting a third ship joining two Disney Cruise Line and two Royal Caribbean International ships and will begin sailing in November.
The 20-year-old Carnival Ecstasy, currently based in Galveston,...
| Mar 19, 2011
When Jimmy Buffett was singing about a cheeseburger in paradise, his vision likely didn't revolve around the cold and rainy afternoon that was the backdrop for my road trip to the Venice pier, 26 miles south of Sarasota on Florida's Gulf Coast.
| Apr 11, 2011
Mom treats us like royalty year-round, so why not make her Queen For A Day on May 8, Mother's Day? Here are some fun things to do with Mom at various popular spots throughout Florida. The list is arranged alphabetically by destination.
Celebration -- The...