| Jul 1, 2011
| 6:47 AM
Established in 1953, this deep-water port on the Atlantic coast of Central Florida, less than an hour's drive from Orlando (about 54 miles from Orlando International Airport), offers a variety of cruises to the Bahamas and the Caribbean including three-,...
| 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,...
| May 4, 2011
Now that Carnival Cruise Lines has introduced its newest ship, the Carnival Magic, the company has revealed the future of its next planned ship -- the Carnival Breeze.
The 130,000-ton, 3,600-passenger Carnival Breeze is a sister ship to the Magic,...
| 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...
| 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 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....
| Feb 23, 2011
| 9:31 AM
Forty years ago, rock shrimp were considered a trash catch. They were called "peanuts" and "hard heads" because of their tough outer shell. Once opened, the crustaceans revealed a large sand vein that was anything but mouthwatering.
Brevard County boat...
| May 30, 2012
| 4:50 AM
A Disney cruise liner stopped to rescue four men signaling for help near Key West, Florida, a spokeswoman for the company said Tuesday.
The Disney Fantasy was sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida, to Grand Cayman Sunday afternoon when it spotted the four...