As I thumb through a horse supply catalog, I can't help but think of the pony people I met during the research for my book Fringe Florida. The research forever changed the way I look at the world and the humanity of people who do things many consider weird.
Florida invented spring training and hosted the first integrated baseball game. Here's an introduction to the Florida cities that take you out to the ballgames.
Nothing is more romantic than spending Valentine's Day at one of Florida's fabulous resorts.
These gentle giants head for warmer climates in the winter, much like their human snowbird counterparts. Here are our tips to having a manatee-filled getaway.
Find a little inspiration on your next vacation by visiting the places where Georgia O'Keeffe, Robert Frost, Pablo Picasso, and other famous artists did their best work.
You've got four long months of bitter chill ahead of you and you've probably already lost a mitten. Now's the perfect time to review the seven reasons you should be taking a tropical time-out to Miami immediately.
After a long day standing in theme park lines and negotiating souvenir purchases, nothing hits the reset button for everyone's mood like taking a dip in the hotel pool.
With 12,383 miles of coastline in the United States, finding the best beach escape is no small task. Here are our eight picks for great sandy spots from coast to coast.
Listening to the soothing melody of the surf, watching the sunset paint the waves pink and orange, or reconnecting with loved ones: these are all treasures a beach trip can provide. But some Florida getaways offer bounty in other forms, too. Check out what you can hunt for on these gems.
Glass-bottom boats were invented and launched in the 1870s at Silver Springs near Ocala, and visitors still climb on board to get a look at fish and fossils below the Silver River's surface and critters and birds above it.
Bicycling in Florida's beach towns is one of the best ways to see the sights and get closer to nature at the same time. Many of the state's beaches feature slower speed limits, bicycle lanes and crosswalks, making them a family-friendly place to pedal.
Forty-five minutes south of Clewiston exists a nation in the heart of South Florida. It is the Big Cypress Reservation, the largest of six reservatio...
A young man in red swim shorts studies a wave then leaps astride his surfboard. Several hundred feet south, outdoor diners on Daytona Beach Shores' S...
Who can ever forget their child's shouts of delight when Mickey or Minnie or Donald or Goofy come into view? It's all part of the magic of Disney Worl...