I wasn’t in the house when they cut the electricity yesterday, but I’m told it was swift and merciless.
A utility truck from
Progress Energy, our power company, pulled up to the curb, a technician opened our meter, flipped a switch, and then scurried back into her truck.
Read more “A progressive nightmare: Stuck in a sauna for seven hours”
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.
Read more “You’ve gotta try these Apalachicola Bay oysters”
Q uestion: I checked into the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, and was unexpectedly charged a resort fee. I had booked the stay with my Starwood Preferred Guest points.
The desk staff could not have been less helpful when I questioned the fee. They advised, “It is mandatory on all rooms, whether paid with cash or points, and clearly indicated during booking.”
They also said the resort fee was required by Florida state law.
Read more “Hey, where did this resort fee come from?”
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.
Back in April, she made a deposit for the week of Dec. 2 to 10 at hotel. But in late August, she received an apologetic call from Club Med representative. There was a problem with her reservation.
Read more “Can this trip be saved? Left high and dry by my resort”
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.
But there’s another side to the park with century-old pine trees, dune lakes and exotic-looking plants. That’s where we went.
We had the privilege of spending the morning with Snookie Parrish, a nature-based certified outfitter with the
Beaches of South Walton.
I think it’s best if I get out of the way and let the pictures do all the talking.
Read more “Look up”