| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Northeast Florida's Amelia Island, an Atlantic Ocean barrier island, is like a family-friendly Key West minus the wild street parties and torrid heat -- and with better beaches.
The town on the island, Fernandina Beach, a laid-back old shrimping village,...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Thousands of years have washed over this slender sandbar of a barrier island called Anastasia. But only recently has man written his history on this coastline.
As you stand along the park's barren, wind-swept beach, squinting inland over light-washed...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:42 AM
BENTON HARBOR -- There was a time when flying across Lake Michigan was a big deal.
Like in 1913 -- July 1, to be exact -- when Logan A. (Jack) Vilas became the first pilot to do so. Yes, 100 years ago Monday, the 21-year-old Chicago-area man, only the...
| Jun 29, 2013
It stretches from the Atlantic Ocean almost to the Gulf of Mexico, a route that encompasses sandy beaches, springs, secluded forests and history from John D. Rockefeller to Elvis Presley.
There are a lot of diversions along State Road 40, a scenic east-...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 1:54 PM
So you've wanted to explore an estuary on Florida's east coast, but didn't want to bother with having to get, you know, your own boat? Fortunately, the park rangers and volunteers at the Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area, a park of pristine...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Taking a brief diversion from the maritime blogging, I'm updating you on a dredging project that kicked off in Rudee Inlet.
The Army Corps of Engineers's Norfolk District office announced the work would start Monday and last four days as a dredge boat...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 5:55 AM
1200 The Ocean is a collection of oceanfront luxury residences presented in participation with Baker Real Estate.
Marrano, responsible for nearly 15,000 residences during more than 50 years of homebuilding, is conducting its grand opening sale event...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Today is the first day of spring, but gardening, fishing an other outdoor activities might have to wait because the cold weather isn’t ready to loosen its grip on the area.
Temperatures are not expected to get higher than the low 50s for the rest...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:07 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City has a wild side and it has nothing to do with its honking yellow taxis, towering skyscrapers and celebrity-studded nightclub crowds.
It's about soaring bald eagles, quiet tidal salt marshes and sweet berry brambles...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 6:58 PM
BOSTON (AP) — As churches paused to mourn the dead and console the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing Sunday, the city's police commissioner said the two suspects had such a large cache of weapons that they were probably planning other...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 5:44 AM
AVENTURA -- In case you missed our lengthy Sunday morning read on former Florida State cornerback and punt returner Greg Reid over the weekend, please pause for a moment, click this link and check it out.
I hope you enjoy that piece. In addition to it,...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:01 PM
When James Beard Award-winning authors Matt and Ted Lee talk about their hometown of Charleston, S.C., there's an unmistakable air of reverence in their voices.
"It's hard to separate the passion (for the food) from having grown up there, having grown...