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  • Florida travel calendar for April

    Florida travel calendar for April

    Check out festivals and events in April across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Through April 4: Universal Studios Mardi Gras, Orlando. A New Orleans party atmosphere...

  • Florida travel calendar for May

    Florida travel calendar for May

    Check out festivals and events in May across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Through June 3: Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, Lake Buena Vista. Spring...

  • Florida travel calendar for June

    Florida travel calendar for June

    Check out festivals and events in June across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Through Sept. 1: SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean, Orlando. As the sun goes down, the park comes...

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  • Denied boarding on EasyJet — where's my wife's refund and apology?

    Denied boarding on EasyJet — where's my wife's refund and apology?

    I booked a ticket for my wife to visit me from Malaga, Spain, to London last spring on EasyJet. After clearing Spanish immigration, she proceeded to board her flight. However, an EasyJet representative, upon examining my wife's Moroccan passport, told my wife to stand down and to wait on one side....

  • No room at the hotel, so why won't Priceline refund my stay?

    No room at the hotel, so why won't Priceline refund my stay?

    I'm a professional photographer, and I was working in New York City recently. I had a double shift and was scheduled to work again in New York the next morning. Because I live a bit outside the city, I decided to book a hotel for the night. I did so through Priceline at a cost of $170. I went to...

  • A canceled Viator tour, but no refund? Travel Troubleshooter investigates.

    A canceled Viator tour, but no refund? Travel Troubleshooter investigates.

    I recently booked an "Eat like a Local" walking tour in Honolulu through Viator. I arrived early at the origination point and stayed there for half an hour after the agreed-upon time. The tour guide never showed up. I spoke with the restaurant where we were supposed to meet and the employees knew...

  • I canceled my Expedia hotel room — so where's my refund?

    On a recent visit to Porto, Portugal, I had an upper respiratory infection and canceled a planned stay in Segovia, Spain. Fortunately, I was within the 48-hour cancellation window, so when I contacted the Hotel Infanta Isabel, I was sure I would get my money back from Expedia . Now the hotel is...

  • Charged twice for my Marriott room — how about a refund?

    Charged twice for my Marriott room — how about a refund?

    I booked one night at the Courtyard Marriott Miami Downtown/Brickell before a cruise. When I checked in, I told the clerk I was using a Marriott gift card, which he charged for one night. When I checked out, the hotel charged a second night on the gift card. I called customer service at Marriott...

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  • Two Florida resorts offer different types of luxury

    Two Florida resorts offer different types of luxury

    The South African-born brothers Eddie and Jules Trump created Acqualina Resort & Spa on Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., in 2006. For the fifth year running, Trip Advisor has named it No. 1 luxury beachfront resort in the continental United States The list of accolades goes on, including the coveted 5...

  • Woo! Ric Flair will be cruising out of South Florida with a bunch of ex-wrestlers. Here's how you can join.

    Woo! Ric Flair will be cruising out of South Florida with a bunch of ex-wrestlers. Here's how you can join.

    Is your idea of a vacation lounging in luxury with Ric Flair, the self-proclaimed “Rolex wearin’, diamond ring wearin’, kiss stealin’, wheelin’ dealin’, limousine ridin’, jet flyin’ son of a gun?” If so — woo! — here’s a cruise for you. Flair has been booked to join several pro wrestling greats...

  • ChainBridge, South Florida's newest distillery, pours fruit brandy and vodka in Oakland Park

    ChainBridge, South Florida's newest distillery, pours fruit brandy and vodka in Oakland Park

    Bela Nahori quit his accounting job, sold his home and car in Ohio and sold his parents’ house, too – all to purchase the gleaming copper still now pumping out fruit brandy at his new ChainBridge Distillery in Oakland Park. Which means Nahori’s entire family is counting on the success of his 4,000-square-foot...

  • Chef Jose Andres loses Miami gem: Bazaar Mar restaurant suddenly shuts

    Chef Jose Andres loses Miami gem: Bazaar Mar restaurant suddenly shuts

    Jose Andres, the celebrity chef and humanitarian known for quickly organizing relief efforts in disaster zones, apparently could not rescue his own acclaimed Miami seafood restaurant from forces greater than wind, flood or earthquake: a change in landlord. After a 28-month run that brought critical...

  • Lego-themed bar is heading to Miami

    Lego-themed bar is heading to Miami

    We have Lego movies and a Legoland Florida theme park. So, why not a Lego bar? The Brick Bar, a Lego-themed pop up bar, is heading to Miami this October. The two-night venue will feature more than one million colorful blocks to give grown-up kids a trip down memory lane. Real kids are welcome but...

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  • Which Florida beaches are the cheapest?

    Which Florida beaches are the cheapest?

    If there’s an award for best beach, then Florida is going to be in the running. The latest accolade that ranks the cheapest day a the beach in the nation has the Sunshine State smiling again. Jacksonville Beach was tops of an updated list for most inexpensive day at the beach, according to research...

  • Clearwater Beach named top beach in the U.S.

    Clearwater Beach named top beach in the U.S.

    Florida once again is home to the best beach in the U.S., with the title heading back to Clearwater Beach coming in at No. 1 in the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards. The Pinellas County beach won the accolade in 2016 and 2018. "A nice wide beach even at high tide,” wrote reviewer Misterjynx2000...

  • 'Enjoy your vacation. Don’t leave on probation!' warns new Miami Beach Spring Break campaign

    'Enjoy your vacation. Don’t leave on probation!' warns new Miami Beach Spring Break campaign

    After a wild spring break last year, Miami Beach has a new public service campaign that warns college students, “Enjoy your vacation. Don’t leave on probation!” It’s part of the city’s $33,000 messaging campaign that some might interpret as an effort to discourage young people from visiting the...

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