Beach Vacation

Tropics Cocktail Bar in Cocoa Beach serves drinks and food inspired by exotic places

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Jennifer Whittet is Daytona Beach Police’s first female deputy chief

DAYTONA BEACH — In the 1982 movie “An Officer and a Gentleman,” a ruthless drill sergeant barks at female Navy aviation officer candidate Casey Seeger that she’ll never make it through the training or become an authoritative leader because she’s just a woman trying to be a man.

Something very similar happened to Jennifer Whittet in the earliest days of her career in a rural northern Wisconsin county dotted with small towns. She was the second female deputy ever hired by the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office, and a male field training officer essentially told her she was wasting her time.

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Pandemic fuels beach home sales in Delaware, Maryland

Home sales in the Delaware and Maryland Eastern Shore beach communities saw a huge spike in 2020, and real estate agents and buyers alike say it was largely fueled by the pandemic, with buyers, many from the D.C. area, seeking a refuge away from the city but within driving distance of home.

Home sales in the Delaware and Maryland Eastern Shore beach communities saw a huge spike in 2020, and real estate agents and buyers alike say it was largely fueled by the pandemic, with buyers, many from the D.C. area, seeking a refuge away from the city but within

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Valentine’s Day gifts that make you feel like you’re on vacation

We could all use a getaway right now, but while travel is restricted to most locations globally and we’re doing everything we can to stay home to avoid the transmission of Covid-19, that might not be possible. So if your loved one has been sulking around, dreaming of their favorite destination, why not find the Valentine’s Day gifts that bring the vacation vibes to their everyday life? (And honestly, these gifts are so good, consider them perfect for some self-care gifting as well.) Keep reading to find some of our favorite products that are sure to make them feel

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