Bacon macaroni and cheese or deconstructed duck confit? Coconut shrimp or goat cheese fingerling potato tart? Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is holding its first food and wine festival on weekends through the end of April, and in the spotlight is a good mix of the comfortable and the bold.
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Back in my high school days in California, we were all about the beach, and Santa Cruz was the ultimate summer hot spot for us cool kids living in San Jose. Just a short hop over the hill in my '84 Mustang GT, my gal pals and I would make a blinders-on beeline for the Boardwalk's sand, sun and swabs of cotton candy crystallizing in the soggy seaside air. We'd ride the creaky wood-ribbed rails of the Giant Dipper until we could do the dip no more. It was awesome.
The small town of Laie, Oahu, is growing. The heavily Mormon town on Oahu's northeast coast is known for its luaus and preservation of cultural influences that formed Hawaii. It is the home of the Polynesian Cultural Center, one of Oahu's biggest attractions. Now, Laie has three new things:
You wouldn't know from passing the building on King Street in St. Augustine, Fla., that a nightclub is on the third floor of the San Sebastian Winery - or that it's rocking on this Friday night. The entrance and parking are in the back, and not much light or sound is leaking out.
A dozen tour buses idled along the Malecon and so many tourists were snapping pictures of the giant images of Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos on a recent day at the Plaza de la Revolucion that it looked like a Communist theme park.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - After the success of Disney's 2013 movie "Frozen" and its introduction of Arendelle sisters Elsa and Anna, it's largely forgotten that an early trailer for the movie didn't even show Elsa and Anna; it was all about Olaf the snowman and reindeer Sven.