| Feb 15, 2011
| 12:25 PM
I just returned with my family from our three-night Bahamian cruise aboard the Disney Dream, where I blogged daily from the ship about our experiences and took photos.
It was the first cruise for my family, Disney or otherwise. We found the ship’...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2010
| 7:30 PM
The economy got you feeling blue? Can't shake the market malaise? Need a pecuniary pick-me-up?
Look no further than any one of a number of economic-impact studies released on everything from high-speed rail to cruise ships.
It's just what the doctor...
| 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 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...
| Nov 14, 2008
Boca Raton Sen. Ted Deutch today called on Gov. Charlie Crist to "examine" a $100 million fuel terminal being constructed in Brevard County's Port Canaveral by a European oil company, Vitol, that Deutch says supplies more than half the oil......
| Jan 4, 2011
In honor of the Disney Dream's arrival today, here's another look at Jetty Park in Brevard County, which offers visitors great views of cruise ships departing and arriving at Port Canaveral. We have been taking advantage of this “bonus” for...
| Jan 5, 2011
Ridley Pearson, author of the popular Disney-themed Kingdom Keepers series for young adults, has been busy researching his fifth book set onboard a Disney Cruise Line ship. Pearson first sailed on the Disney Wonder in August when the ship had a...