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Fashion plus function

Fashion plus function

San Francisco-based Rickshaw Bagworks lets you custom-design your own messenger or commuter bag, tablet or computer sleeve, backpack, or zippered folio for travel documents.
Five places in Florida that time forgot

Five places in Florida that time forgot

If you think the Sunshine State is nothing but strip malls and over-the-top amusement parks, you haven’t seen the real Florida.
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New Hampshire Commission Runs Campaigns for Veterans
By Paul E. Kandarian, Globe Correspondent If you find yourself up in the Granite State anytime soon and want to help our veterans, consider this:...
Rum lovers unite: Festival returns to Miami
By Paul E. Kandarian, Globe CorrespondentI’m no rum expert by anything resembling a long shot, but I know what I like. And three years ago,...

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Play like the pros

Play like the pros

Pack up your clubs and try your luck on the exclusive green at the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass.
A wildlife oasis

A wildlife oasis

Sportfishing, pristine beaches, and wildlife on an island in the gulf.
Rockin' Miami

Rockin' Miami

Lend your ears to Miami's eclectic music mix.
gilded-age living in Florida

Sample gilded-age living

A 1920s Bugatti makes a statement in Palm Beach, where the sun is king. Catch glimpses of life lived large. Read the story
Kennedy Space Center

10 seconds to launch

Rick Searfoss, veteran mission specialist, helped design the new exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center, which won praise from former astronauts who got a test run.
Florida’s 500th anniversary

Florida’s 500th anniversary

These days, Florida welcomes more than 87 million tourists a year, but five centuries ago, when Juan Ponce de Leon landed on what is now known as the east coast of Florida, visits from afar were rare.
5 easy nature walks in Florida

5 easy nature walks in Florida

Here are five routes you can take to enjoy the natural beauty of The Sunshine State.
Morikami Museum and Gardens a hidden gem

Morikami Museum and Gardens a hidden gem

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is a quiet hidden gem set on 16 acres of a 200-acre property in what was once Florida pineapple country.
The cast of characters in Apalachicola, Fla.

The cast of characters in Apalachicola, Fla.

The sleepy Florida panhandle village is unique for nutrient-rich waters that harbor sweet wild shrimp and all the wild oysters still tong-harvested in the United States.
5 events in the Keys

5 events in the Keys

Fall festivals and holiday fun from Key Largo to Key West.
Revitalizing the coral reef

Revitalizing the coral reef

The Reef Restoration Foundation is one of a burgeoning number of organizations trying to re-forest reefs by tapping the free labor of scuba divers looking to vacation for a cause.
Sarasota's cube house

Sarasota's cube house

After Vinny and Julie Ciulla bought the “Umbrella House” in 2005, fans of famed mid-century-modern architect Paul Rudolph started knocking on their door asking to see the inside.
Beautified by a decades-old vision

Beautified by a decades-old vision

Venice, Fla., the city 30 minutes south of Sarasota, has a core population of 22,000 which grows by a third during the winter months.
Searching for the best grouper sandwich in Tampa

Searching for the best grouper sandwich in Tampa

What clam chowder is to Bostonians, the grouper sandwich is to folks in the Tampa Bay area.