Art Pushkin isn’t worried about the Zika virus — at least not yet. He’s flying to Miami, where 14 new cases of the mosquito-borne virus have been reported.
Hotels turn away guests for all kinds of reasons, but here’s one you don’t hear every day: You’re not gay
We just wrapped up a short trip to Florida’s Panhandle, with stops in Panama City and Destin. Our family travel blog, Away is Home, is celebrating 500 years of Florida tourism.
I wasn’t in the house when they cut the electricity, but I’m told it was swift and merciless.
We interrupt this consumer blog to bring you the following important message: If you’re ever in Northwest Florida, you must drive down to Apalachicola to try the oysters.
When William Pou reserves a room at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort using his frequent-stayer points, he’s surprised by a $10-a-night resort fee, disclosed only after his room is confirmed. What’s more, he’s told the fee is required by state law. Is it — or is he owed a refund?
Club Med Sandpiper Bay is an all-inclusive resort near Port St. Lucie, Fla. — the perfect place to escape the cold December weather in Washington without having to spend hours on a plane. At least that’s what Jane Winfrey thought.
Our visit to Northwest Florida took us to Grayton Beach State Park near Seaside, Fla., a place known for its beautiful sand dunes and beaches.
Half the East Coast is stuck in a blizzard. We are not.
Seaside, Fla., may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of a holiday destination. Maybe it should be.
Remember Revelex, the Boca Raton, Fla.-based online booking company whose name came up a time or two during the Palm
Chain hotels can be depressing places, because when you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ’em all.
It all started a few weeks ago with a call from Hilton. Would I be interested in writing for a Web site run by Homewood Suites, they wondered.
Looks like Palm Coast Travel, the Boca Raton, Fla., agency accused by the state of Florida of selling unauthorized travel insurance, while at the same time trying to sue one of its own customers and me into silence, has quietly negotiated a settlement with insurance regulators.
A fresh round of public records released by the state of Florida’s Department of Financial Service this morning reveals a “medal count” of complaints against travel agencies alleged to have sold illegal travel insurance, as well as the number of claims and their estimated value.
Florida’s Department of Financial Services is in the early stages of a far-reaching investigation into the activities of Palm Coast
When a young woman named Carissa knocked at my door on a recent Saturday evening and introduced herself as a process server, I knew things were about to get interesting. And when I read the civil action summons she handed me, I was intrigued.
So long, Planhandle. We’ll be making the tedious six-hour drive back to Orlando tomorrow morning, but already I’m thinking of
It’s the sand. It’s white, like snow. Not quite a white Christmas — but close enough.
September is one of the slowest months of the year in Vero Beach, and indeed, in Florida. Several businesses along Ocean Drive are closed for renovations, or vacation. As someone who dislikes crowds, that makes it one of my favorite times to be a tourist in my own state.
It’s a quiet evening on Clearwater Beach. There’s just a hint of a breeze, and even the waves softly lapping against the flour-white sand seem muted. The Sandpearl Resort rises above the dunes as if in a watercolor painting — soft yellow, orange and white reflecting against the Gulf of Mexico.
We headed over to Florida’s West Coast this weekend, where we explored the islands around Port Charlotte.
We went looking for Jaws at America’s shark attack capital, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. And we found plenty of them — in the gift shop near the beach.
Kerr City, Florida, was abandoned a long time ago — or was it? Aren, Iden and Erysse found that there are still people there And you can even rent a cabin.
Just when you thought they couldn’t possibly add any more fees to rentals, here comes another: A freshman state senator in Florida is trying to slap a $2 tax on cars to support Tri-Rail, South Florida’s commuter train.
I stayed at the Hyatt Place in Lake Mary, Fla., this weekend, one of the “new build” Hyatt Place properties that opened in January. Sharp looking hotel, isn’t it? That’s the first thing I liked about it.
The state of Florida notified three large travel agencies earlier this week that insurance offered by Prime Travel Protection might be illegal. What does its actions mean for agencies and their customers, particularly those with policies underwritten by Prime Travel Protection and other companies owned by Jerry Watson? For an insider’s view, I turned to Al Ferguson, a vice president at Legendary Journeys, one of the agencies named in the orders.