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Halloween events get going early across Florida

With summer coming to an end and Halloween right around the corner, Florida is about to get spooky. From major events like Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Halloween Horror Nights to smaller, family-friendly events like the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Garden's Zoo Boo Bash, the sunshine...

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  • Seaside is Florida's perfect little town

    Seaside is Florida's perfect little town

    Up in the Florida Panhandle is the perfect town. How do we know? It was the town featured in "The Truman Show," and it's an urban design masterpiece. This town is made for walking, laid out so pedestrians can make their way from beach to downtown at a leisurely stroll. Walking is the preferred...

  • Jacques Cousteau's St. Augustine legacy satisfies your sweet tooth

    Jacques Cousteau's St. Augustine legacy satisfies your sweet tooth

    Jacques Cousteau is a maverick of underwater exploration, and once upon a time, his famous ship the Calypso needed some repairs. So for several months in 1984, Cousteau’s Calypso called St. Augustine home, and there’s one small venue in historic downtown commemorates his time here with an unusual...

  • Flagler's gorgeous gardens offers up a beach treat

    Flagler's gorgeous gardens offers up a beach treat

    Washington Oaks Gardens State Park in north Flagler County is two attractions in one. As its name suggests, there are lovely formal gardens — ancient spreading oak trees, a meandering waterway fed by a clear spring and plantings of roses and other flowers in bloom. But the surprise element is the...

  • Devil's Millhopper the most interesting hole in Florida

    Devil's Millhopper the most interesting hole in Florida

    Florida doesn’t need mountains to hike up, because it has holes you can hike down. Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park is one of the state’s biggest, located in northwest Gainesville. The park’s crown jewel is a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep that leads down to a miniature rain forest. This...

  • You could get lost in Jacksonville bookstore

    You could get lost in Jacksonville bookstore

    If you can’t find a good book to read at Chamblin Bookmine, you’re not looking hard enough. That’s because the popular bookstore in Jacksonville offers a diverse range in books, sure to satisfy all readers. And there’s 3.4 million of them give or take. You can sell yours here, redeemable for store...

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  • 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)...

  • Florida travel calendar for September

    Florida travel calendar for September

    Check out festivals and events in September 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 Aug. 24-Nov. 1 (Select Dates): Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Walt Disney...

  • Florida travel calendar for October

    Florida travel calendar for October

    Check out festivals and events in October 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)...

The Travel Troubleshooter

  • Booking mistake on Expedia leaves customer with nonrefundable nights

    Booking mistake on Expedia leaves customer with nonrefundable nights

    I made a reservation on Expedia at the Boston airport Courtyard by Marriott a few days before my planned stay. Instead of making it for one night, I mistakenly made it for 10 nights. The rooms were nonrefundable. I called the hotel, which agreed to cancel the unwanted nine nights. But Expedia has...

  • Injured on a cruise: Who pays for physical therapy?

    Injured on a cruise: Who pays for physical therapy?

    We recently sailed with Celebrity Cruises from New Zealand to Australia. Unfortunately, I was injured on one of the Celebrity-sponsored excursions, a whitewater rafting adventure. Our raft partially capsized in a 23-foot waterfall, ejecting three of us. I broke a bone in my left hand. The ship's...

  • Travel Trouble: American Airlines refunded only half of my ticket — where's the rest?

    Travel Trouble: American Airlines refunded only half of my ticket — where's the rest?

    I had a round-trip ticket on American Airlines from Boston to Washington, D.C., recently. As we prepared to board, the flight was canceled. There were no other flights available, and I could not travel. I requested a refund and received only the Boston-Washington portion, which was $91. When I...

  • Travel Trouble: Customer questions why she paid extra $99 for a middle seat

    Travel Trouble: Customer questions why she paid extra $99 for a middle seat

    My husband, 3-month-old and I recently flew from San Francisco to Zurich with Swiss International Air Lines. Swiss charges for seat assignments. The airline will give a bassinet seat for free, but charge for a companion. I paid $99 for my husband to sit next to us, but requested that we have the...

  • Bumped from our Delta flight — are we owed anything?

    Bumped from our Delta flight — are we owed anything?

    I was wondering if I could get your opinion on this issue my wife and I had with Delta Air Lines. We recently flew from Cleveland to Aruba via Atlanta. But we were removed from our connecting flight and had to spend the night in Atlanta. Delta covered our meals and hotel expenses. I believe my...

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  • Former 'Bachelor' to open South Beach Brewing Company

    Former 'Bachelor' to open South Beach Brewing Company

    Lorenzo Borghese, a star of ABC's "The Bachelor" in 2006, will serve beers that taste like brunch cocktails at his Miami Beach brewpub.

  • Margaritaville Resort Orlando aims to mix it up with visitors, locals

    Margaritaville Resort Orlando aims to mix it up with visitors, locals

    The makers of Margaritaville Resort Orlando think its “casual luxury” vibe and live-music offerings will be draws to vacationers and locals alike when it opens in late 2018. The complex will use its tropical theming to play into the current travel trend of immersive experiences, said Jim Bagley...

  • Five things to discover in Cocoa Beach

    Five things to discover in Cocoa Beach

    There is more to ths sprawling beach town Cocoa Beach than meets the eye. Visitors are drawn like a magnet to the cluster of chain hotels and crass commercialism lining the beach near the pier, including the landmark Ron Jon Surf Shop, its imitators and wannabes. But is that all there is? Beaches...

  • South Florida underwater attraction a real dive bar

    South Florida underwater attraction a real dive bar

    This dive bar promises to draw patrons from all over the world — and not just for the mermaid bartender and other slippery characters. You will have to dive to get here — this “bar,” onboard a sunken tugboat, is actually art for an artificial reef project designed to draw wildlife and scuba divers....

  • Long-awaited Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach poised for September opening

    Long-awaited Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach poised for September opening

    The luxury Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach resort — once expected to open in 2016 -- is now looking to welcome its first guests in September, the property’s general manager has told the Sun Sentinel. Chintan Dadhich said the 290-unit all-suite condo-resort at 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. is...

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Trump might be right that North Korea's threat to Guam will boost tourism

Trump might be right that North Korea's threat to Guam will boost tourism

When the North Korean regime of Kim Jong Un threatened to fire a nuclear weapon toward the U.S. territory of Guam, President Trump predicted that the added attention from the threat would increase tourism to the tiny island in the Pacific Ocean. And some tourism officials agree. But they don’t...

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