Disney World for Beginners: A Twentysomething’s Guide to the Magic Kingdom

By Amanda Festa   Growing up, my family took plenty of trips.  We traversed beaches and mountains and partook in […]

Unique Accommodations for the Adventurous Traveler

By Amanda Festa  When my wanderlust gets the best of me but I am unable to take an impromptu trip, […]

Happy Birthday, James Ponce: The Breakers’ Historian and Living Landmark turns 95

By Amanda Festa According to his biography, “Esteemed historian, James Ponce, knows more about The Breakers and the destination of […]

Southern Gothic With A Magical Twist: Swamplandia!

By Katy Kelleher Set in the sparsely inhabited swamps of the Florida Everglades, Karen Russell’s Swamplandia! is gorgeous entry into […]

Zora Neale Hurston, A Literary Life

By Michelle Potter “It was the time for sitting on porches beside the road. It was the time to hear […]

Marjory Stoneham Douglas

Marjory Stoneman Douglas became known during her lifetime, all one hundred eight years of it, as the Everglades’ patron saint, […]

Hemingway in Key West

In the mid-19th century in Key West, the cigar industry transformed the island into the thirteenth largest port in the country. To get an education and to relax while they worked, the cigarmakers hired lectores, or readers, to keep them up on the news and the classics. These lectores read in both English and Spanish.