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Tips and Articles in Florida

If you book a room at the new Hooters Inn in Lakeland, Florida—brought to you by the restaurant chain known for its lightly clad waitresses—you might expect cleavage at check-in, tight shorts at turndown, and buffalo wings in the mini-bar. But you...
Anglers are swapping crowded trout streams for saltwater fly-fishing in the deep blue sea. Whether cruising the flats or casting to surface feeders, playing catch-and-release with a hefty fish on light tackle kicks the adrenaline into high gear. T...
Philippe Starck wants to decorate your apartment—as long as you live in one of his ICON buildings, which he designed with Siger Suarez & Fullerton Diaz Architects. Last year, the concept—finished apartments with layouts personally selected by Star...
Everyone knows about South Beach—the Delano, News Café, and Liquid—and it's still hotter than hot. But that short stretch of Miami Beach simply couldn't contain all the action. Where do locals go when they're undercover?And what's new for jaded re...
For most visitors to the Continent, going off the beaten path means finding a restaurant that's not yet in the guidebooks. But Europe is, in fact, the birthplace of adventure sports. Mountaineering was invented here—people have been going to the A...
If you're like us, you'll plan an entire vacation around a great swimming pool. These days, there's one for every taste: URBAN OASIS Berkeley Hotel London; 44-207/235-6000; www.the-berkeley.co.uk; doubles from $322. Eight stories up, London's onl...
Circus impresario John Ringling is credited with bringing European art and architecture to Sarasota, a former backwater village 60 miles south of Tampa. In the Roaring Twenties, Ringling, a native of Wisconsin, snapped up real estate in this part ...
The Everglades extend from Lake Okeechobee in central Florida down to Florida Bay. Everglades National Park, at 2,350 square miles (most of them underwater), makes up nearly half of them. There are two main park entrances: in Everglades City, 30...
Inside: Explore the Everglades and Get The Facts. Plus, only on the web: Another Great Place to Get in a Houseboat and Go Picture a 230,100-acre jigsaw puzzle with 14,022 pieces, some as small as a manhole cover, others as big as Central Park. Ea...
At the emotional core of the melancholy 1969 buddy movie Midnight Cowboy, a forlorn Dustin Hoffman imagines himself at a beachfront Florida resort, populated by sun-bronzed trashy-chic women of a certain age. He gambols by the ocean, exchanges wis...
Hold the nuggets—and the fries. A new version of the family getaway has emerged, and it's all about being health conscious. Pritikin runs one- and two-week camps for parents and kids (ages nine and up) at the Yacht Club at Turnberry Isle resort ne...
OCCUPATION Dancer and choreographer with Ballet Hispanico HOME BASE New York City SONG AND DANCE Ruiz was visiting family in Miami, but the highlight of his trip was seeing Cuban singer Malena Burke. "She does everything from rumba to romantic bal...
the bar Half a block from the ocean on so-called Banker's Row, the Bar (160 Royal Palm Way; 561/655-5600), at the Heart of Palm Beach Hotel, has always been an insider favorite. Designer Steven Stolman recently did it over with pecky cypress and ...
These islands—numbering more than 800—have long attracted fishermen, divers, and misfits of all shapes and sizes, among them Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Jimmy Buffett, and other members of a mythology that sometimes overshadows an even more...
Are those champagne corks or cannonballs flying over Collins Avenue?A turf war is brewing in Miami as three of the nation's hottest hoteliers—Ian Schrager, André Balazs, and Jason Pomeranc—transform landmark properties and vie for the coveted SoBe...