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On a journey through the Sunshine State, T+L discovers edgy art spaces, an innovative food scene, and plenty of cool cachet. When I was a kid growing up in Miami, Florida had been reduced to a series of only-good-for-a-weekend clichés. Orlando ...
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Day 1: Jacksonville to St. Augustine (38 miles) Fly into JAX, then drive south along the coast to the oldest European settlement in America. Lunch: Angie’s Subs Memorable sandwiches in a nondescript mini-mall popular with surfer types. 1436 Beac...
Making Merry Around Munich Thanks for Guy Trebay’s excellent article on Munich at Christmas. Well-bundled, my wife and I made our way around the city last December, attending a different orchestral concert almost every night. While the Christkind...
Block for block, Key West has to be the smartest town in America. Despite the slap of vulgarity that is the circa-1829 Duval Street, which attracts an eternal honky-tonk herd of cruise-ship gawkers, wayward sorority girls, and tipsy conventioneer...
Question: What do Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, and John Waters have to do with cruise ships? Answer: Absolutely nothing. Until now, that is—works by these artists and many more have found a home aboard the new M.V. Mercury, where art and d...
Key West is a curious confluence of history and hubris, sleaze and sophistication, literature and licentiousness. A two-by-four-mile sliver, it's big enough to contain poets, painters, crooked politicians, cigar makers, lawyers, transvestites, and...
After two days at Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs, California, you feel as if you've had 10 days' vacation. This luxurious, sensual spa serves fabulous food, and no children are allowed.Harriet CohenVoorhees, N.J. I E-ma...
The irony was as deep as the Straits of Florida. On the same day that Juan Miguel González arrived in the United States to pick up his son Elian, my friends and I were setting sail for Havana from Key West. We weren't leaving home in search of any...
We're hunting the ghost of a wreck. Not just any wreck, but the remains of a Spanish galleon, the sort that spawns legends and feuds. We're searching for signs of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha, lost, with 290 souls and a belly full of New World wea...
The Florida Keys are a raffish place, a scruffy archipelago that draws the indolent, the adventurous, and the just plain weird. Key West (founded 1823) is one of the oldest towns in Florida, but the rest of the islands were largely uninhabited unt...
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...