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Reduced Fares on 595 Express Fort Lauderdale Continue Through June

Reduced Fares on 595 Express Fort Lauderdale Continue Through June

Daylight is not the only thing you can save this spring. Transit riders using the 595 Express from the BB&T Center in Sunrise to stops in downtown Fort Lauderdale can still benefit from additional savings by using the service. Regular fares on the 595 Express Fort Lauderdale are the same fares for regular fixed-route service, less than the premium us fares charged on other express routes. The regular fixed-route fares are to encourage commuters to try the service. In addition […]

by · April 28, 2013 · Broward County, Government, Travel
Rubio joins fight to spare air traffic control towers

Rubio joins fight to spare air traffic control towers

By Peter Schorsch, SaintPetersBlog.com (April 13, 2013) –  A bipartisan effort to spare air traffic control towers from budget-related closure is throttling-up in the US Senate. On Friday, the office of U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., confirmed Marco Rubio, the junior senator and Republican from Florida, has signaled his support for the Protect Our Skies Act. “Sen. Rubio has signed on to the bill. It’s gaining a lot of traction,” said Garrette Silverman, a spokeswoman for Moran, an early sponsor of […]

by · April 13, 2013 · Featured, Government, News, Travel
Cedar Key Art Festival, April 13-14, 2013: $2 crab cakes in a cool small town

Cedar Key Art Festival, April 13-14, 2013: $2 crab cakes in a cool small town

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com (April 7,2013) – In the ’80s, you could go to the Cedar Key Art Festival and you’d find Thelma McCain selling her homemade crab cakes for $2 each in the park to benefit the Lioness club. Thirty years later, Thelma is still at it. And the crab cakes are still $2. “We keep telling her to raise her prices — everything else has gone up ,” says Cedar Key Art Festival event coordinator Mandy Cassiano.  Fortunately for […]

Imperial River: Nice kayak trail through old Bonita Springs

Imperial River: Nice kayak trail through old Bonita Springs

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com (April 3,2013) – The Imperial River’s name suggests a grand and imposing thing. Instead, the creek is just 9 miles long, winding through Bonita Springs into Estero Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s not part of any state or county park and it’s not undeveloped, but it makes a delightful kayak trip under a canopy of oaks and pines, narrowing into a twisty cypress-lined creek as it gets too shallow to paddle near its headwaters. The […]

by · April 3, 2013 · Animals, Featured, Recreation, Travel
Alligator Alley has been re-opened after fog dissipates

Alligator Alley has been re-opened after fog dissipates

Broward County (April 2, 2013)  – For the second morning,  the FHP issued an alert that Alligator Alley (I-75) was closed due to dense fog and smoke making for dangerous travel.  EyesOnNews now has a permanent link to the Floriday Dept. of Transportation website, where you can check on travel advisories throughout the state.  You can also view travel along the highways via the hundreds of cameras used by FDOT to monitor the roadways.  You can view the traffic page by clicking on […]

Lovers Key: Great beach, paddling and manatees

Lovers Key: Great beach, paddling and manatees

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com (March 29, 2013) – The best known destinations in southwest Florida are two popular islands — Sanibel and Captiva.  But there are many other wild and natural spots to discover including the very lovable Lovers Key. Lovers Key State Park is worth exploring for two major draws: A 2.5 mile beach lined with natural vegetation that is perfect for beachcombing and bird watching, and mangrove-lined waterways that are major draws for both manatees and kayakers. The park […]

by · March 29, 2013 · Animals, Featured, Lifestyle, Recreation, Travel
Venice Shark’s Tooth Festival, April 12-14, 2013

Venice Shark’s Tooth Festival, April 12-14, 2013

By Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com (March 28, 2013) – There are very few sharks in the waters off Venice these days, but you don’t have to dig very deep or look very hard to find a shark’s tooth on its beaches. The teeth you find today date back for centuries — prehistoric — when sharks were prolific in the Gulf of Mexico and Florida was under the sea. Venice’s calm waters gave the Gulf’s shark’s teeth a place to settle into the […]

by · March 28, 2013 · Animals, Events, Featured, Lifestyle, Travel
De Leon Springs: State park known for pancakes has much more

De Leon Springs: State park known for pancakes has much more

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com (March 23, 2013) – For a place with so much history and beauty, it’s funny that what DeLeon Springs State Park is best known for is pancakes. But pancakes are so popular that DeLeon Springs is known as “pancake park” and the wait for a table at the park’s Old Sugar Mill restaurant can be two or three hours long on summer weekends. DeLeon Springs is located  about an hour north of Orlando in a beautiful rural […]

by · March 23, 2013 · Featured, Lifestyle, Recreation, Travel
THE JOYS OF FREE TRAVEL

THE JOYS OF FREE TRAVEL

By Terri Lynn, EyesOnNews.com Reporter, Jan. 2, 2013 – Years ago my family was in the travel business and trips were plentiful and if not free, close to it. The business was sold and with it were all of the benefits from owning a travel agency. Fast forward to 2012. The thought of paying retail for travel is hard to digest so I have become a savvy traveler. It’s very similar to “extreme couponing” but instead of loading up on Tide […]

by · January 2, 2013 · Tour, Travel