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  • Of course the Florida Keys have an Underwater Music Festival

    Of course the Florida Keys have an Underwater Music Festival

    There’s music in the ocean in the Florida Keys. At least scuba divers do their best to pretend to play music during the annual Underwater Music Festival, held in July at Looe Key Reef, an area of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary approximately 6 miles south of Big Pine Key. The unique...

  • Everglades were once home to Cold War missiles

    Everglades were once home to Cold War missiles

    The Everglades attracts more than 1 million tourists a year who want to catch a glimpse of alligators or check off the dozens of bird species on their bird-watching lists in the “River of Grass.” The national park, though, is also home to a Cold War relic. The HM-69 Nike Missile Base was referred...

  • Eau Spa in Palm Beach relaxes with a touch of whimsy

    Eau Spa in Palm Beach relaxes with a touch of whimsy

    There are big yellow rubber ducks staring at you. No, really, look over your shoulder. There’s another one. That’s just part of the whimsy you will find at the spa at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan. Formerly a Ritz-Carlton property, this is the spa for those who don’t take themselves...

  • Elliott Museum serves up antique cars in high-tech way

    Elliott Museum serves up antique cars in high-tech way

    Parked on Hutchinson Island east of Stuart and Fort Pierce is the Elliott Museum, where visitors use a touch screen to “order” antique cars that are delivered by robot and placed on a turntable for a 360-degree view. The eclectic museum was opened 56 years ago. The original building was razed and...

  • Eat, drink and be merry in Islamorada's arts district

    Eat, drink and be merry in Islamorada's arts district

    When going to the Florida Keys, don't rush on the drive south. Stop along the way — frequently. In fact, don't feel you must go to Key West at all. Try Islamorada. Located in the Upper Keys, Islamorada is only one hour south of Miami. Long known as a fishing destination, Islamorada is developing...

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Madame Tussauds unveils new Justin Bieber figure in Orlando

Justin Bieber's new look — right down to his freshly added tattoo — arrived at Madame Tussauds Orlando. The true-to-life figure was unveiled at the International Drive attraction Wednesday morning. The singer is decked out in ripped jeans and plaid yellow shirt. The reveal was postponed while Tussauds...

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  • 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) May 30-June 4: GayDays, Orlando. The 19th annual GayDays expo is one of the world's largest...

  • Florida travel calendar for July

    Florida travel calendar for July

    Check out festivals and events in July 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) July 1: Daytona Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach. Celebrate Independence Day by watching...

  • Florida travel calendar for August

    Florida travel calendar for August

    Check out festivals and events in August across the state. View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below. This list is organized by region. Central Florida: (Including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)...

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  • Sanford investors hope to turn old Mayfair Hotel building into luxury resort

    Sanford investors hope to turn old Mayfair Hotel building into luxury resort

    During winters in the mid-1920s, wealthy and famous Northerners headed to Sanford’s Forrest Lake Hotel to escape the frigid temperatures back home and avoid the large crowds in Miami Beach. The three-story hotel with its Spanish-style architecture, airy veranda and large windows offering palm-lined...

  • First look: Margaritaville's vacation cottages

    First look: Margaritaville's vacation cottages

    The public is getting its first glance at the vacation cottages that will be available at Margaritaville Resort Orlando, which is scheduled to open in late 2018. From the look of things, Floridians might feel right at home. “Inspired by Key West, Bahamas, Jamaica, coastal Carolina, the Florida...

  • Orlando beach options are just an hour away

    Orlando beach options are just an hour away

    Florida’s summer begins way before the season’s official June 21 debut. And with school out, Central Florida residents are feeling the pain of being inland. With many great options just about an hour away, getting to the beach can be less painful than driving from downtown Orlando to theme parks...

  • Review: Ouzo Bay offers sophisticated Greek in Boca Raton

    Review: Ouzo Bay offers sophisticated Greek in Boca Raton

    Four stars for Ouzo Bay Boca Raton, a sophisticated Greek and seafood restaurant in Mizner Park.

  • Palm Beach County wants to lure traditional Japanese inn to Morikami Gardens

    Palm Beach County wants to lure traditional Japanese inn to Morikami Gardens

    If you know how to build and operate a traditional Japanese inn and spa, Palm Beach County wants to hear from you. County officials are sending out a unique request for proposals. They want someone to open a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn, at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in West Delray....

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  • Dr. Beach names Siesta Beach near Sarasota best beach in U.S.

    Dr. Beach names Siesta Beach near Sarasota best beach in U.S.

    The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast is as fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten’s fur — all because it’s comprised of 99 percent pure crushed quartz. For that reason, and many others, it was selected this year as the best beach in America by a professor...

  • Pictures: Satellite Beach

    Pictures: Satellite Beach

    Satellite Beach is a quieter beachside town than Cocoa Beach to the north and Melbourne Beach to the south, but has a lot to offer.

  • Daytona Beach's Boardwalk rides could disappear

    Daytona Beach's Boardwalk rides could disappear

    DAYTONA BEACH — In a couple months, the Boardwalk might not have any rides for the first time in many decades. For almost all of the nearly 80-year-old oceanfront path's existence, there's been something along the Boardwalk to send thrill seekers whirling or flying above the sand. But summer 2017...

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Cunard Queen Victoria cruise ship emerges from overhaul

Cunard Queen Victoria cruise ship emerges from overhaul

Two of Cunard's three sister cruise ships are now sporting makeovers as Queen Victoria emerged from a $40 million overhaul this month. The ship, which is the smallest of three vessels in the Cunard line, spent more than a month at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Italy, and came out with more...

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