Stories

Cirikli Stilt Birds

When you visited Walt Disney World's Epcot in the 1990s, do you remember having a tall bird-like creature nibble on your shoulder? A lot of Disney fanatics fondly recall the Cirikli Stilt Birds with their colorful feathers and sometimes mischievous a...

Koreshan Unity Settlement

Florida historians agree that one of the most unusual pioneers to call the state home was Cyrus R. Teed. In 1894, Teed decided to continue the utopian movement he started in New York when he moved to Estero on Florida's southwest coast. Teed and his...

Fall Country Jamboree

One of Florida's most unique cultural events happens every fall in the tiny Volusia County community of Barberville at the Pioneer Settlement. The two-day event showcases musicians, storytellers, crafters, artists and food vendors from across the sta...

Henry Ford’s winter estate

Early 20th century American industrialist first met his boyhood hero Thomas Edison at a conference in 1896. While that encounter was brief, the two men would go on to have a close friendship for many years. Ford and his wife visited the famous inven...

Paris Market Mixes Southern Charm With European Flair

Stepping into Savannah's Paris Market & Brocante will immediately transport you to Europe. Home interior maven Paula Danyluk has traveled the world shopping the bazaars of exotic places like Cairo and Alexandria to fill the shop (a former grocery...

Asian Culture On Display at Orlando Expo

This annual event at Bill Frederick Park in Orlando celebrates the diverse cultures of Asia during the International Dragon Boat Festival. Demonstrations include traditional dances, music, tai chi and more. The Asian Cultural Expo is sponsored by As...