| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 9:33 AM
BERLIN (AP) — German shipbuilders say Disney's latest cruise ship, the Dream, is leaving their building docks for its harbor where the craft, the largest built in Germany, will undergo testing.
Meyer Werft shipbuilders said Saturday the 1115-foot-...
| 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...
| 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...