Travel

Bimini Bliss

The new Hilton at Resorts World Bimini delivers a modern, luxurious outlook on the Bahamas’ westernmost isles

You don’t have travel far to find that edge-of-the-world feeling. All it takes is one look at Bimini’s ombre turquoise waters to forget Miami’s only 50 miles away—and to understand the rustic simplicity that has long attracted anglers and solitudinarians. The storied history of these quaint isles begins in 1513, when Juan Ponce de León traveled to Bimini in search…

The Flying White House

Palm Beach County residents saw a lot of Air Force One this year. But what lies inside this remarkable aircraft? Here, we take a look at its features by the numbers. 747: The term Air Force One literally refers to any Air Force aircraft carrying the president. For the last half-century, however, it has denoted specific planes designed for the…

Washington D.C.

National Treasure

Fourteen years after the founding of our nation in 1776, a fledgling United States planted roots with a permanent capital in Washington DC, a federal territory separate yet equal from its 13 states.

St. Augustine

Old City

The story of present-day Florida originates in St. Augustine. The Spanish arrived in 1565, forming what would become the oldest, continually occupied European settlement in the United States.

Islamorada

Purple Isles

Visitors to Islamorada, a village of small islands in the Florida Keys, can start their days saluting the sun over the Atlantic Ocean and end their evenings watching it set the Florida Bay ablaze.

Captiva Island

Seaside Hideaway

The northern half of the Sanibel-Captiva island duo, Captiva was once a pirates’ lair and now yields vacation gold.

Orlando, Florida

Central Florida Beyond the Mouse

Wide open spaces, nature excursions, charming small towns, and, yes, innovative cuisine are waiting to be discovered by those willing to look beyond mouse ears and wizard worlds.

Westgate River Ranch

Wild West

Nestled amid 400,000 acres of protected wetlands, Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo (westgateresorts.com) is the largest dude ranch east of the Mississippi, encompassing 1,700 acres along the west bank of the Kissimmee River.