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  • Three Florida beaches make Dr. Beach Top 10 list for 2013

    Three Florida beaches make Dr. Beach Top 10 list for 2013
    The smile of Dr. Beach still shines on the Sunshine State as three Florida beaches made his annual Top 10 beaches in the U.S. list. Dr. Beach is Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman and he's Director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal...
  • What is the best Florida beach?

    What is the best Florida beach?
    Every Memorial Day, a new beach is crowned best in the U.S. by a fellow known as Dr. Beach. Once you win, you're no longer eligible for the list, so the annual Top 10 list is always changing. So it makes sense that over the years, Florida has filled up...
  • Florida water park guide

    Florida water park guide
    Not only does Florida have spectacular coasts on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico but the state also has plenty of other opportunities for relaxing, refreshing, renewing H2O fun -- at many water parks around the state. Here's a selection of...
  • Go undersea at Florida Aquarium

    Go undersea at Florida Aquarium
    Sadly, I'm snorkel-impaired. No matter how many times I try, I can't make a dive mask seal to my face. When the water pours inside, rushing into my eyes and nose, any thoughts of watching underwater creatures are immediately overwhelmed by an instinct...
  • Don't miss: 'Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation' at Busch Gardens

    Don't miss: 'Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation' at Busch Gardens
    WHAT: Busch Gardens has a new stage show. "Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation" features characters from the "Madagascar" movies, plus singers, dancers and a live band in the Tampa theme parks' newly renovated Stanleyville Theater (now enclosed and...
  • 5 closest beaches to Orlando

    5 closest beaches to Orlando
    1. Cocoa Beach, driving time: about 1 hour, 5 minutes. Read the guide. 2. Daytona Beach, driving time: about 1 hour, 7 minutes. Read the guide. 3. New Smyrna Beach, driving time: about 1 hour, 8 minutes. Read the guide. 4. Canaveral National Seashore,...
  • First quarterly report for Orlando theme parks: More Legoland, Limited Time Magic, work on Antarctica, Transformers

    First quarterly report for Orlando theme parks: More Legoland, Limited Time Magic, work on Antarctica, Transformers
    We’re just three months into 2013, and we are bursting with theme-park developments. And this is supposed to be the slow season.  Instead of waiting nine months to compile a year-in-review post, I’ve decided to make quarterly reports that...
  • SeaWorld to help launch 'Sea Rescue' TV show

    SeaWorld to help launch 'Sea Rescue' TV show
    SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has entered a partnership with Litton Entertainment to produce "Sea Rescue," a Saturday-morning television show that will demonstrate the rehabilitation -- and the return to the wild -- of rescued marine animals. It will...
  • Busch Gardens: Help name baby rhino

    Busch Gardens: Help name baby rhino
    Busch Gardens is calling on the public to help name the baby white rhino that was born on its Serengeti Plain last week. The baby female and her mom have been backstage and bonding since the Oct. 23 brith, but they rejoined the group -- known as a...
  • Senior Travel: Where budget hotels aren't very 'budget'

    Senior Travel: Where budget hotels aren't very 'budget'
    Move over, New York; we have a new champion for high hotel prices -- Boston, which the online hotel agency Cheaphotels (www.cheaphotels.org) discovered has the country's highest average nightly rates for budget hotels. The new Budget Hotel report (http://...
  • New roller coasters may spice up Fun Spot

    New roller coasters may spice up Fun Spot
    Two new roller coasters and an additional high-flying attraction are key parts of a $25 million expansion next year at the Fun Spot location near International Drive. The attraction tripled its space with a land purchase last year, and it plans to triple...
  • Busch Gardens: Christmas Town tickets on sale

    Busch Gardens: Christmas Town tickets on sale
    Tickets are now on sale for Christmas Town, Busch Gardens' first after-hours, extra-ticket holiday event, which begins Nov. 30. Christmas Town will feature special holiday programming and decor Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings through Dec. 23.  The...