| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:34 PM
While many travelers treat the hotel as simply a spot to sleep while vacationing, some of us enjoy a one-stop shop that has everything from award-winning restaurants and daytime entertainment to a great location and comfortable accommodations. For those...
| 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-...
| Jan 1, 2013
People have an intrinsic right to know their ancestry — at least Reuben Pannor thought so.
A Los Angeles social worker and trailblazer for the open-adoption movement, Pannor co-wrote "The Adoption Triangle," a 1978 book that served as the...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 6:32 PM
When Jerome Karle learned he was to share the Nobel Prize in chemistry, the Brooklyn-born scientist was miles above the Atlantic Ocean and quite unaware that his flight was about to turn into a champagne fete.
Karle had left his hotel room in Munich,...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:05 AM
The Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft, or GALEX, was decommissioned by NASA last month. It had been launched into space aboard an air-launched Pegasus rocket, over the Atlantic Ocean off of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station 10 years ago.
| Jul 6, 2013
In the era of the International Space Station, there's still something humbling about looking at news reports of Charles Lindbergh's solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris in 1927.
Lindbergh is among the legendary aviation...
| May 25, 2013
| 3:34 PM
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Canary Islands — These islands are Europe's Florida: a subtropical climate, sandy beaches edged with palms, even theme parks as large as those in the United States.
Yet, many Americans don't have a clue where these seven...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 5:56 AM
Few things celebrate the end of winter like a great drive and enjoying the beach. Whether you can put the top down or not, members and editors of travel website VirtualTourist.com are sure you'll enjoy any of our "Top 10 Coastal Drives."
| Feb 23, 2013
On a previous visit to Flagler Beach, I glimpsed a rare and wondrous site.
Along with a handful of lunchtime diners at a rustic beachfront restaurant, I spotted a few North Atlantic right whales out in the distance in the Atlantic Ocean. The global...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Miami Booker T. Washington star Matthew Thomas realized a special first on Saturday night at the Florida Citrus Bowl.
Sure, the standout linebacker and the Tornadoes won the Florida Class 4A state title with a 35-7 rout of Jacksonville Bolles,...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Before they were sedated and loaded into the nose cone of a stubby Jupiter missile, the monkeys Able and Baker were just the latest in a growing number of rocket-test animals who, more often than not, met a violent end.
But on May 25, 1959, after...
| Apr 17, 2013
With National Tax Day having passed, and the IRS reporting that many Americans will get refunds of close to $3,000, some of us may be looking for “tax refund-worthy” destinations. Here are some deals to consider in Florida, the Bahamas and the...