| Jan 10, 2010
Here in Postcards land, we're big on nostalgia, so turn off the iPod and think back to the vintage days of Florida.
There were roadside diners, kitschy attractions such as the Old West fun of Six Gun Territory. There were cattle drives — real ones,...
| Jan 17, 2010
It's too late for Halloween, but the spirits, er, spirit of spooks is part of a new, limited-time event at Fantasy of Flight.
The aviation-themed attraction is likely best known to Interstate 4 travelers between Orlando and Tampa Bay for the DC-3 stuck...
| Jan 19, 2010
So perhaps it was wrong to ask for suggestions for "the best cheap date"? After all, no one really wants to think of themselves as cheap when it comes to romance or treating their loved one. Perhaps On the Cheap's request for Valentine's Day ideas could...
| Jan 24, 2010
When I told my friends that I went antiquing last weekend, there wasn't a one of them that didn't arch an eyebrow.
They don't see antiques coming from me.
And, yes, I have been to the mammoth Renninger's Antique and Collectors Extravaganza only a...
| Jan 31, 2010
It's not exactly Margaritaville, but there's no doubt that Jimmy Buffett would approve of the laid-back vibe at Wekiva Island.
On the recommendation of a friend with an eye for watering holes with genuine character, I steered the car out to Wekiva Island...
| Feb 3, 2010
About 174,000 Papyrus Brand Greeting Cards with bracelets are being recalled because the paint coating on the bracelets contain excessive levels of lead and violate the federal lead paint standard.
This recall involves Papyrus brand children's greeting...
| Feb 7, 2010
Since 2003, the nonprofit St. Johns Riverkeeper organization has hosted roughly two dozen multi-day excursions along the unspoiled river between Jacksonville and Palatka.
That has always required a formidable commute for Orlando-area residents, but that'...
| Feb 14, 2010
It's blast-offs, not banjos, that come to mind when one thinks of Titusville.
Yet the home of the Kennedy Space Center also is headquarters for an internationally known instrument company that specializes in banjos — and a curious assortment of...
| Feb 21, 2010
Last week, I had the pleasure of talking to the Winter Park Women's Club about my travels for this column.
A lovely bunch of ladies, my audience reminded me how much the prospect of a good meal plays into my travel decisions. Maybe it's because I started...
| Feb 28, 2010
There's an old saying that if you don't like the weather in Florida, wait 15 minutes and it'll change.
That's been the case this winter, with the unusually persistent cold temperatures, the occasional downpour at 9 a.m. and afternoons that require...
| Nov 9, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva As the president prepares for another international trip, while pressing for passage of a "cap and trade'' energy bill back home, the Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee are preparing to send some postcards. No stamps......
| Nov 8, 2009
| 4:32 PM
The front page of the Los Angeles Examiner, Jan. 25, 1947. The only message ever confirmed to be from the Black Dahlia’s killer. With the publication of Steve Hodel’s “Black Dahlia Avenger” and “Most Evil,” I assumed that the market for “...