| Nov 13, 2009
It's not everyone that needs a 10-foot ceramic rooster, but it's nice to know you can find one in a pinch.
The phenomenal fowl is the iconic image at Barberville Produce, a two-acre menagerie of oddities in wrought-iron that renders such a humble name...
| Nov 22, 2009
Last week, our postcard showcased super-sized roadside art at Barberville Produce, so this week let's throw some artfully low-brow music into the mix.
Whenever someone asks me why I stop at Waffle House restaurants (and this question arises more often...
| Dec 13, 2009
Before the Disney era, Sunshine State tourist attractions were built on simpler notions.
At these vintage attractions, the fundamental things apply: There's wildlife, a niche long covered in South Florida by the Monkey Jungle, Parrot Jungle (now Jungle...
| Jul 31, 2009
Here's a romantic comedy that remembers that the best romances have a touch of the bittersweet. That's the happy accident happily titled (500) Days of Summer.
How happy? This pairing of Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Lookout) and the quirky Zooey Deschanel...
| Dec 27, 2009
Here's a new spin on the idea that getting there is half the fun:
A new study, commissioned by the Axe body spray company, has ranked Orlando International Airport as the 22nd best airport in the country to "make a connection" (wink, wink), up 12 spots...
| 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 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'...
| Jul 14, 2009
As the economic vise tightens, more people are finding that the thought really does count and reverting to simple, low-cost gifts, acknowledgments and entertaining. Nationally, from the well-heeled to the struggling, the drumbeat for frugality is...