| Mar 29, 2013
| 12:57 PM
As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and lately with the growing popularity of social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, maybe even another thousand more. So naturally, some hotels and resorts are...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 12:49 PM
On the same day Walt Disney World formally unveiled most of the elements in its Fantasyland expansion, the head of the company's theme-park business reaffirmed Disney's faith in another project in Orlando — a land in Disney's Animal Kingdom based on...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 5:30 AM
To many travelers a hotel is usually just a place to retreat in between tours and adventures. But to those who look for something unusual in lodgings, it can also be a place of memories. Here are some extraordinary lodgings in Florida that may be the...
| Dec 23, 2012
As we approach the end of the year, we tend to think about making changes. Think you can't change? These hotels did. Many of them started as one thing and wound up another. They may inspire you to the point of prayer, drink (water or something harder),...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Disney has unveiled plans to roll out a revolutionary new digital reservation system at its four Florida theme parks allowing visitors to pre-book rides, shows, parades, restaurants and character meet-and-greets months before a vacation.
So when will...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:21 AM
There are plenty of projects in the works at Walt Disney World, but here are progress reports on four incoming attractions. Disney gave updates on them last week during a preview for members of the media.
The middle of New Fantasyland...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 8:00 AM
At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2014, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages.
Photos: Most anticipated...
| Nov 11, 2012
The Christmas Schooner
Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
| Jun 25, 2013
What's your favorite vegan entree with cabernet sauvignon? Sorry, it's a question always needing an answer here in California.
— Terry Hall, Calistoga, Calif.
What a great question, Terry. Given your gastronomic background — you were a...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Whether in a cartoony red-and-blue Super Mario costume bouncing around the Miami Heat’s “Harlem Shake” video or in his work clothes stepping in for a cramping LeBron James as a savior in Game 4 of last year’s NBA Finals, the...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:32 AM
For the second straight year, a group of dedicated South Floridians will harness the region’s greatest natural resource for a cause dear to the hearts of most of us. By which I mean pinups promoting dog adoption.
From 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at...
| Dec 16, 2012
Designing costumes so ingrained in popular culture that they still inspire Halloween disguises 30 years after they were created — Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket, Indiana Jones' signature outback slouch look and the unforgettable "College"...