| Jun 2, 2011
There are times when the view from a restaurant's dining room can upstage the kitchen's best efforts. It's a bonus that ups the ambience for wonderful eateries and that little something extra that can make an OK destination over-the-top.
It is a "myth...
| Feb 5, 2011
With the future of manned NASA missions uncertain, diversions along the Space Coast of Central Florida are becoming less about space and more about the coast.
Not to worry. Towns such as Melbourne, Cocoa Beach and Titusville offer plenty of coast to...
| Feb 20, 2011
Reporting from aboard the Disney Dream
With all things Disney, you come to expect family fun, fairy-tale fantasy and plenty of pixie dust.
But it's the technology behind Disney's trademark "magic" that seems to set its new Dream apart from other...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 9:31 AM
Forty years ago, rock shrimp were considered a trash catch. They were called "peanuts" and "hard heads" because of their tough outer shell. Once opened, the crustaceans revealed a large sand vein that was anything but mouthwatering.
Brevard County boat...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 9:52 AM
MIAMI — The new Disney Dream has a water ride, the AquaDuck, that propels guests through a clear tube that loops out over the edge of the ship. It has two interactive game floors that parents want to play on. too; a 3-D theater that screens Disney...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 6:47 AM
Established in 1953, this deep-water port on the Atlantic coast of Central Florida, less than an hour's drive from Orlando (about 54 miles from Orlando International Airport), offers a variety of cruises to the Bahamas and the Caribbean including three-,...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Kayaking in the Mosquito Lagoon on a moonless summer night reveals blazing stars and comets — not in the sky but in waters thick with "bioluminescent" plankton.
When mullet jump out of the water, they look like rockets shooting off. Though the...
| Oct 23, 2010
When part of your job involves taking pleasant road trips, it's hard enough to persuade people that you're working even on a tough week.
So, sprawled out on the massage table last week in The Spa at Disney's Vero Beach Resort, my mind was racing: "How...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 9:33 AM
BERLIN (AP) — German shipbuilders say Disney's latest cruise ship, the Dream, is leaving their building docks for its harbor where the craft, the largest built in Germany, will undergo testing.
Meyer Werft shipbuilders said Saturday the 1115-foot-...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 9:08 AM
Lisa is cursing at the Tom Tom on the dashboard. I am cursing at my dysfunctional laptop and/or cellphone. It is raining and cold. Our windows are fogged. Probably with the steam from our ears.
This is what happens when 21st-century reporters go off in...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 8:31 AM
Carnival Cruise Lines announced Port Canaveral will be getting a third ship joining two Disney Cruise Line and two Royal Caribbean International ships and will begin sailing in November.
The 20-year-old Carnival Ecstasy, currently based in Galveston,...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 8:51 AM
When Disney's newest cruise ship, the Fantasy, sails into New York Harbor on Tuesday, it will bear a strong resemblance to the Dream, its twin that debuted more than a year ago.
Although the two vessels share a common blueprint, the Fantasy has fresh...