Seeing green in Savannah

Mar. 17, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day fell on a rainy Monday, but the celebration was not daunted in Savannah, Georgia. Families and...

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11 states left. Next? Maine

Feb. 28, 2014

One of my travel goals is to visit all 50 U.S. states (which span a whopping 3.79 million square miles). So I need to...

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Breakers = Florida opulence

Feb. 28, 2014

Applause for tycoon Henry Flagler who created a hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, to accommodate elite travelers on his railway.  The...

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Two bits of coastal wilderness

Feb. 23, 2014

In the middle of bustling Fort Lauderdale, Florida, there are two remnants of coastal wilderness: The Bonnet House and the nearby...

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Are you ready for a disaster?

Feb. 21, 2014

Are you prepared for a disaster? I wasn’t but now that I have graduated from a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)...

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Every yard needs a Buddha

Feb. 15, 2014

This karma-filled moment is brought to you by the Broward Design Center, 795 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale,...

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Step back in Florida time

Feb. 14, 2014

Short history: A man came to Florida and thrived with a love for the land, the growing community, the native Americans and a woman...

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Nautical theme floats my boat

Feb. 13, 2014

Fascinated by marine antiques or going with a nautical theme for your home, restaurant or theme park? Visit the 55,000-square-foot...

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Diner + drag queen gospel show

Feb. 11, 2014

For a fun dinner and a show date, try the Peter Pan Diner and the drag queen gospel show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Peter Pan...

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I heart honeybell oranges

Feb. 10, 2014

Have you eaten a honeybell orange? This is the taste that all orange-flavored foods try to imitate. Also known as tangelos, these...

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Eggs, toast and principles

Feb. 5, 2014

Call it Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House or just O-B House,  you will be sitting down to a mighty fine breakfast or...

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Local Florida farm goodness

Feb. 3, 2014

  Our search for an antiques store landed us at Marando Farms. At first glance it was a hydroponics farm curiously close to...

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A century of Spanish cuisine

Jan. 24, 2014

If you get near St. Augustine, Florida, make a point to dine at The Columbia Restaurant. Florida’s oldest restaurant, it was...

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Chad moves to travel long list

Jan. 15, 2014

In my search for my next adventure and book, I just ruled out the Republic of Chad in central Africa. I was considering this location...

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