| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:02 AM
There are new places for tourists to stay in Orlando, and they aren't hotels.
Online technology is making it easier than ever for homeowners to list their houses for rent, bringing in a new crop of lodging offerings to compete with major hotel chains....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, an upscale Asian-Polynesian eatery at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, is undergoing a transformation that includes a new chef de cuisine, general manager, updated menus and revamped interior.
Chef Ryan Vargas...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:12 PM
On Sunday, we unveiled the first part of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida."
It featured a mix of corporate leaders, three members of Congress, two rabble-rousers and one well-known judge.
Today, we unveil the top 10 as we finish up...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 10:05 AM
At Universal Studios Florida, you can pretend you're battling 30-foot-tall robots engaged in urban warfare inside the multimillion-dollar Transformers ride.
Or, across the lagoon, you can just whack a mole.
In an industry where bigger, faster,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Throughout training camp and early this season, Vince Williams could survey the Orlando Solar Bears on the ice and remember the Titans.
"Character and leadership is something we wanted to install right away,'' said Williams, the Solar Bears' first-...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:30 AM
If you want to ride a Matterhorn-like roller coaster themed around the "Ice Age" movies you'll have to fly to Malaysia.
Twentieth Century Fox has broken ground on its first theme park there, appropriately named Twentieth Century Fox World. When it...
| Dec 20, 2013
It's a sure bet that local restaurants, resorts and theme parks will be full of holiday splendor and great food Dec. 31. Here is a sampling of what's on the menu about town for New Year's Eve. Prices do not include tax and tip. Reservations and a...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Most people probably wouldn't consider downtown Miami's Omni neighborhood an especially dangerous place. Overlooking Biscayne Bay, the area is home to sleek condominium skyscrapers, a $470 million performing-arts center and the historic Miami Women's...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Look for additions small and large at Orlando's theme parks in 2014. Although the attractions, for the most part, haven't set exact dates yet, here are some that are worth watching.
•Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, Universal...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 9:28 AM
The Orlando Citrus Parade could put a squeeze on commuters this morning as the annual parade steps off at 10 a.m., closing many of the main arteries through the downtown business district from 6 a.m. to noon.
The two-hour parade, featuring 2013 U.S....
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Laura Tyler of Orange County knows what she will do with the $100,000 she won Tuesday night on "Face Off."
"For the last 10 years I've known my husband, he's been very supportive of my choices," the special-effects makeup artist said Wednesday. "I...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:57 AM
While more seasonally inclined states are waiting for snow to signal holiday cheer, Florida is stringing icicle lights on its palm trees. And even though the holiday decorations are strung up much sooner every year, at least these festivals -- complete...