| May 16, 2010
For today's postcard, we'll be walking.
Well, maybe you'll be walking.
Rest assured, though, that my footprints are already on the 203 steps of the spiral staircase that leads to the 175-foot pinnacle of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (ponceinlet.org),...
| Sep 11, 2010
Earlier this year, I reported in this space about a happy collision between my music and travel assignments, a Paul McCartney concert at Sun Life Stadium in Miami that offered the opportunity to hang at too-trendy-for-me South Beach.
Not bad, eh?
| Feb 19, 2011
Daytona Beach, of course, is all about speed.
That's obviously the case Sunday, when the flag drops on the Daytona 500.
Don't look around for me. As a longtime visitor to Daytona Beach, the last time I ventured anywhere near the Daytona International...
| Mar 27, 2011
| 11:19 PM
The almost-completed first phase of O'Hare International Airport's expansion had close calls that could have resulted in fatal airplane crashes, according to a Tribune investigation of incidents filed with the Federal Aviation Administration.
| Oct 28, 2011
| 6:25 PM
Folks who write or talk about Central Florida's past have often quipped that our area has a fascinating history "B.D."—Before Disney.
Now, that joke has a new wrinkle: Walt Disney World celebrates its 40th birthday this month, and it's been a...
| Sep 22, 2011
Fresh on the Fly is a honey spot hiding in plain sight for Central Florida seafood lovers.
With a menu largely driven by wild-caught fish and locally sourced ingredients, this neat and tidy casual eatery masquerading as a dive serves up Florida and...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 2:18 AM
Urban Meyer is at Ohio State now.
Florida fans are miffed and who can blame them. He left the Gators citing his health, his burnout and his lack of time with the family. Family weekends must have been wonderful this past season, with daddy/hubby spending...
| Dec 31, 2011
Confession time: I'm not much of a motorcycle fan.
Maybe it's because, when I was 12, I burned my ankle on the tailpipe of my cousin's cycle — and that was only a dirt bike. But the memory has been hard to shake.
Although you won't catch me riding...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Here's what an idiot I was: I thought it was going to be fun.
Scary, yes -- the lights would go out, the winds would howl, the windows would rattle -- but essentially harmless for all that. It would be fun, in a ghost-stories-in-the-dark, shiver-up-your-...
| Jun 3, 2012
At the Orlando Museum of Art through mid-July, you can take a visual trip through Florida's history with some of America's finest artists as your guides.
The exhibition titled "Reflections: Paintings of Florida, 1865-1965, from the Collection of Cici and...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 11:45 AM
"You know André was a mysterious person," says Christine Madrid French, bending over her computer at the Maitland Art & History Museums, where she has recently become curator of history.
She's talking about André Smith — architect, artist and...
| May 25, 2013
| 8:37 PM
On Memorial Day 1967, Tom MacDougall was an Air Force fighter pilot who got shot down on his 300th mission in Vietnam. Robert Green was an orthopedic surgeon at an Ohio Air Force base, uprooted from his comfortable West Palm Beach practice when he got...