| May 6, 2013
| 5:11 AM
Visit Florida botanical gardens for free on Friday to celebrate 2013 National Public Gardens Day. This could be a fun thing to do with Mom for Mother's Day.
Get free admission for up to 10 people at more than 80 botanical and public gardens around the...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Hurry up and slow down. That's one way to look at a road trip. You don't hop a plane and zip off halfway around the world. You slide in behind the wheel and get a grip, you feel the planet, you experience the travel. Travel becomes part of the...
| May 11, 2013
There is a finite number of destinations in the Sunshine State, a fact that is becoming apparent to me after more than three years of writing a column about Florida travel.
Fortunately, many of the state's most popular spots boast an enduring appeal....
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:46 AM
With July 4 landing on a Thursday this year, it is easy to put together a four-day getaway that costs us only one workday. If the idea of a mini-vacation in Florida to take in the Fourth festivities is appealing to you, here are some popular...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:48 PM
On shallow Pickles Reef, 3 1 / 2miles off the shore of Key Largo, the sun lit up a mishmash of metal, iron and barrel-shaped cement artifacts that have been commingling with colorful coral and tropical fish for a century or more.
As two curious...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:29 AM
The Dog Days of summer are here and if you are looking for some relief, why not try a dolphin swim or encounter program?
On most of these programs you get in the water with these marine mammals (cooling off already!) and since Atlantic bottlenose...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
As a kid, Sara Moulton, 60, didn't know she wanted to be a chef, but she says her mother did. "When my parents took me on a trip to Europe, I not only loved all the food we ate but I took notes about it," says the New Yorker, who may be the only chef...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 3:45 AM
KEY WEST, Fla (Reuters) - The Florida Keys are the end of the road, where the legendary U.S. Route 1 stops for the ocean at mile zero, a classic American road trip.
For many, it did end here, a place where ships crashed and wreckers saved sailors and...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:13 PM
The upper Keys will hold a series of beer-and-wine events the weekend of April 4 for their second annual Key Largo Brew on the Bay.
On Thursday, drink homemade suds at the festival's homebrewing competition held at Doc's Diner, which will serve tapas...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Check out festivals and events in June across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
May 16 - June 15: Disney Star Wars...
| Nov 23, 2012
Connie Wald, an elegant matriarch of old Hollywood known for the low-key dinner parties she held for friends like Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, died of natural causes Nov. 10 at her Beverly Hills home. She was 96.