| Mar 11, 2013
| 4:28 AM
Dispatchers received reports of a man disrupting traffic, hitting cars and threatening passersby in Islamorada, according to a Monroe County Sheriff's Office news release.
When the deputy arrived he saw two occupied vehicles stopped at a corner and a...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:03 AM
Sure, there's a backlit menu board at the counter where you order your burgers. Yes, you squirt your own ketchup and mustard into little plastic condiment cups that you bring back to your table.
But Shula Burger may be the only fast-casual burger...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Q: Is it possible to get the chocolate bread pudding recipe from Pinon Grill? That thing is to die for! -- Sandra Strasser, Boca Raton
A: Apparently, you're not the only one who feels this way, Sandra. The sweetness of the white chocolate coupled with...
| May 21, 2012
| 10:49 AM
MIAMI — This year's crop of new and improved hotels in South Florida runs the spectrum from eco- and budget-friendly to extravagantly splurge-worthy. Chic boutiques, family-friendly chains and intimate hideaways all beckon to tourists — or...
| May 18, 2011
| 9:54 AM
MIAMI — We've got boat rides. We've got paddlewheelers and pirate ships, air boats and catamarans. Speedboats, glass-bottom boats, schooners, yachts and purpose-built tour boats.
We've got fast rides, slow rides and hop-on, hop-off boat tours...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Cindy Hutson stood in cockpit of the charter boat Priority off Islamorada Tuesday, taking instruction from captain A.J. Stewart on the finer points of detecting the bite of the yellowtail snapper.
"You don't feel the bite; you see it," Stewart told her....
| Jun 12, 2012
| 7:36 AM
What better way to enjoy summer than by sipping something tall and cool while drinking in the spectacular Florida water scenery? Finding your favorite watering hole with a view can be a highlight of any Florida getaway.
Here are some refreshing...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:21 AM
My recent travel story on Florida beaches generated some nice email responses, including a terrific request from reader Jeanine Vaerewyck of Orlando:
"With so many dog people around, could you maybe do an article on 'dog beaches' in Florida?"
| Jun 30, 2012
Despite its enduring quirks, Key West is light-years removed from the escapist island that awaited a failed country songwriter who pulled into town a penniless nobody in the 1970s.
That was Jimmy Buffett, of course, whose Key West-inspired 1977 hit...
| Mar 3, 2012
One of the many things that I love about the Florida Keys is that the place has a quirky animal presence.
From the legendary six-toed cats at Ernest Hemingway's home to the roosters that wander among the outdoor diners at the Blue Heaven restaurant...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 4:32 AM
An Islamorada woman is charged with battery for allegedly hitting her husband, the mayor of Islamorada, with a golf cart after she suspected he was having an affair, reports The Associated Press. The incident happened about 10: 30 p.m. Saturday when 41-...