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president of the Blue Frontier Campaign (bluefront.org), and author of "Blue Frontier -- Dispatches from America's Ocean Wilderness" and "50 Ways to Save the Ocean."THE FEDERAL Emergency Management Agency said last week that it has run out of money to pay insurance claims from this year's hurricanes. Not counting Wilma, the claims top $22 billion. So you'd think the troubled agency would be eager to reduce future...
South Florida Sun-Sentinel Travel EditorThe boat pushed away from the dock, eased past the pelican perched on a piling, and looped out into Pine Island Sound. What is it about being on water that makes you feel you're in Florida? Useppa Island swam up on our right, buff with houses reminiscent...
Tags: Family, Fishing, Disasters, Jimmy Buffett, Hamburgers
Special to The TimesTHE travel industry continues to evolve, with surprising trends popping up regularly. Here are a few new wrinkles. A travel agency in Austin, Texas, chartered a 1,400-passenger Carnival cruise ship for a nudist cruise of the Caribbean — and, to...
Times Staff WriterThere's nothing like a natural disaster at a tourist destination to kick the machine of public relations into full spin cycle. Appealing for aid, governments paint a dark picture of destruction. Eager to regain business, the tourism industry cranks out...
Tags: Tampa, Disasters, Weather, Disasters and Accidents, Floods
Craig Fugate has one overriding message for all Florida residents, now that the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is underway: "The price of living in paradise is to get prepared and quit using excuses." "Complacency is just a dumb excuse people use to say...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelThe Orange County School Board is slated to adopt a calendar tonight for the 2013-14 school year that includes a Winter Break that is two weeks long, a school start date two weeks before Labor Day and a last day of school of June 4. The proposal would...
If you're in a hurry, you don't belong on Sanibel. That friendly admonition has been a pearl of wisdom on this leisurely Gulf Coast island for decades. In the 1970s, when a high-school buddy and I used to take day trips across the remote Alligator...
Sentinel Staff WriterFor travel authors Julie and Mike Neal, the key to creating a comprehensive Walt Disney World guidebook was an act of God. Literally. It was Hurricane Charley, in 2004, that forced the Neals to leave their home in Sanibel Island for a residence in...
South Florida Sun-SentinelMany South Floridians think tile roofs are among the strongest against hurricanes. For years, insurance companies gave homeowners discounts on their premiums for installing them. But some insurers have stopped giving the discounts because of the state'...
Maryland WeatherWe have a natural tendency to discount the "weaker" hurricanes, those Cat. 1 and 2 cyclones that seem so run-of-the-mill compared with the Cat. 4 and 5 beasts that show up from time to time.But the smaller tempests are sometimes......
Sentinel Staff WriterFor those of you who suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia, the fear of Friday the 13th, or triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number 13, today is the only Friday the 13th this year. What is to fear from Friday the 13th or the number 13, you may ask?...
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