Looking out the 11th floor window of our room at the Dolphin Hotel in the Walt Disney World Resort, I pointed to the minuscule Cinderella’s Castle and Space Mountain ride in the distance, uttering the same awestruck “Whoaaa” that my brother, sister, and I had exclaimed the first time our parents drove the family down from […]
A blend of small town charm and Florida’s famous sunshine, Delray Beach has made waves in recent years for its budding reputation as a resort destination, winning awards including one of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns and Rand McNalley’s Most Fun Small Town in the USA. This self-proclaimed “village by the sea” on Southern Florida’s Atlantic coast […]
In 1940, the tallest building in Miami Beach was the 18-floor Lord Tarleton Hotel on Collins Avenue between 40th and 41st streets. Fifteen years later, Miami Beach architect Melvin Grossman added a second, eight-story tower, and the property began its run as a kosher hotel called the Crown. A renovation and restoration in 2003 saw […]
“Where ARE the Gulf Islands?” seemed to be a common question when I told my friends where I was heading. I knew I’d be visiting places named Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, and Gasparilla, but I admit I didn’t have any idea where they were—and I though I knew Florida well.
As part of an informal wine club with a group of friends, I was recently tasked with finding a bottle of wine from a winery in North America—from anywhere except for California. While a stop at BevMo or Cost Plus World Market could easily complete this homework, I had an upcoming trip to Orlando, Florida planned […]
Just a few minutes before “Jumper” swam lazily beside the boat, Captain Rick warned his passengers to keep their arms safely inside. Even though the eight-foot gator didn’t seem to be sizing us up for lunch, I decided to heed the captain’s advice and snap some pictures with a keen eye on my limbs.
A true baseball fan knows the best place to get the scoop about your favorite team’s fortunes for the coming year is at spring training. There’s no better place to watch baseball in March than in Florida during Major League Baseball spring training. It’s a time to find out about players acquired in trades or […]
Clutching onto vines and the bark of old-growth cypress trees damp with humidity, I inched my way over rotting tree trunks and through shoulder-high ferns trying to stay on the muddy ground rather than slosh through the knee-deep water.
The first thing you’ll notice is relaxation wafting in the air. It’s actually contagious, and you can’t help but catch it. The staff is warm and welcoming, the lobby couches comfy and cozy, the views… well, you have to see the views at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, FL to […]
One simply can not say enough about the Sandpearl Resort. Your breath will be taken by the grand hotel lobby with its spectacular ocean views. Every detail, right down to the placement of your television, has been thought out.