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  1. Traveling to Cuba? This Q&A has info on visas, credit cards, hotels and how not to run afoul of U.S. law

    Human Interest

    When Southwest Airlines begins direct service Dec. 12 from Tampa to Havana, it will be cheaper and easier for locals to visit Cuba.

    American visitors to Havana, whose numbers are expected to rise now that commercial flights are available from Tampa and other U.S. cities, will need to prepare for the unique challenges of a stay there -- including the need to carry cash. [Associated Press]
  2. Fuel up and head out to explore Florida Scenic Highways


    Fall means new TV shows, pumpkin-spice everything and, in Florida, the beginning of weather that's just merciful enough to warrant rolling down the windows on a long drive.

    The A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway crosses Matanzas Inlet in southern St. Johns County.
  3. I fell down a mountain while hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc


    A few days after I'd flown across the world, I sent a text message to my parents, telling them I loved them.

    Walk from one country to another? Why not? The ability to see three countries and physically walk from France to Italy, Italy to Switzerland and Switzerland to France was a big draw for me when choosing a hiking trip. Here, I passed into Italy at the Col de la Seigne on July 7.