| Sep 11, 2011
In an example of how the events of 9-11 have changed our world, USA Today has a story about the new bomb-sniffing dogs, Lilly and Emil, who have joined the security-inspection ranks at Port Canaveral. Lilly is a yellow Labrador retriever and Emil is a...
| Oct 27, 2011
Want to be one of the first onboard Disney Cruise Line's newest ship, the Disney Fantasy? HGTV's Sailing in Grand Style Sweepstakes is giving one lucky winner a trip on a preview cruise, departing March 26. The grand prize is a three-night cruise for four...
| Jun 7, 2012
In local public-affairs programming this weekend: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs is Lauren Rowe's guest on “Flashpoint.” The program airs at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. Topics include ethics reform, the domestic partner registry,...
| Mar 18, 2013
After 22 years of sailing the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas is leaving Central Florida again - this time for good. On April 1, right after its last trip to Royal's private island of CocoCay in the Bahamas, the cruise...
| 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.
| Feb 2, 2010
| 8:49 AM
As I pulled the lever on the giant slot machine inside the ship's glitzy casino for a chance to win our next cruise for free, my wife and I shared a nervous glance that said -- for once -- we were on the same page about our vacation ideas.
| Oct 23, 2010
When part of your job involves taking pleasant road trips, it's hard enough to persuade people that you're working even on a tough week.
So, sprawled out on the massage table last week in The Spa at Disney's Vero Beach Resort, my mind was racing: "How...
| Mar 30, 2010
Disney Cruise Line has released details on several of their interactive features expected aboard the new Disney Dream cruise ship that debuts next year.
Partnering with Walt Disney Imagineering, the team that designs Disney theme parks and resorts, the...
| Oct 29, 2009
A cry of "Man overboard" will have a new, less dire connotation aboard the Disney Dream.
AquaDuck -- the first water coaster aboard a cruise ship -- will send passengers sailing 13 feet over the edge, 150 feet above the water's surface, rafting a clear,...
| Aug 28, 2010
"Who's the best pilot you ever saw?"
It's childish, sure, but on final approach to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station I can't resist uttering that line made famous by Dennis Quaid as astronaut Gordon Cooper in "The Right Stuff." The uncluttered stretch...
| Feb 5, 2011
With the future of manned NASA missions uncertain, diversions along the Space Coast of Central Florida are becoming less about space and more about the coast.
Not to worry. Towns such as Melbourne, Cocoa Beach and Titusville offer plenty of coast to...