| Jun 30, 2014
The Florida Keys has a housing crisis on its hands. It is alarming how little rental property there is, and how high-priced rents are.
Landlords are becoming unreliable and a large number of houses are going into foreclosure. My landlord defaulted on...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 6:04 PM
The new director of the FBI is boosting resources in South Florida because of what he calls a "full plate" of white collar crime, Medicare fraud, violent crime and cyber crime — among other offenses.
"I've pushed some additional resources to the...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The Orlando area had 3.7 million overseas visitors last year, an increase of 17 percent, according to the National Travel & Tourism Office.
That compared with 3.2 million overseas visitors in 2012. Orlando accounted for 11.6 percent of all overseas...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:31 AM
William G. "Bill" Evans, an award-winning Baltimore advertising executive who was the creative force behind the enduring "Charm City" advertising campaign of the early 1970s, died June 20 of cancer at the Hospice of Queen Anne's in Centreville. He was 83....
| May 28, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Royal Caribbean offers a five-night western Caribbean cruise for as little as $299 per person, based on double occupancy.
The Vision of the Seas sails out of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on a Saturday-Thursday itinerary with stops in Key West and...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:23 AM
Disney Cruise Line is spreading its fleet back out from under the sunshine in fall 2015. The line, which had been basing all four of its ships in Florida during the winter sailing season will be bring the Disney Wonder back to Galveston, Texas as well...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Driving the Florida Keys in a car, I might not have seen them. But riding my bike, it was hard to miss the "V" of about a dozen brown pelicans that glided no more than 15 feet above my head at Little Torch Key, flying in the direction of Key Largo while I...
| May 17, 2014
| 4:29 PM
JaxPort has ensured the cruise industry will be sticking around a while longer with a new agreement reached a decade after Carnival began sailing out of the First Coast.
JaxPort and Carnival Cruise Lines inked a deal to extend service out of the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:31 PM
"Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities,
and Other Inscrutable Geographies"
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25
Alastair Bonnett was born and grew up in Epping, a commuter town near London. He describes it as being "pleasant enough but generic and...
| May 31, 2014
Too often, the nobility of tipping beers at a bar goes unappreciated, even on a leisurely Florida road trip.
Wouldn't it be better to be out exploring the state's history at an old Spanish castle — or standing in line at a popular tourist...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Ravens reserve offensive lineman Jah Reid will have a status hearing in his misdemeanor battery case in Florida later this month after a docket sounding Wednesday.
Reid's hearing in the Monroe County courthouse will take place on June 13, according to a...