Just Cruisin’

Now into its fifth decade, the cruise industry boom shows no signs of slowing down. In that time, the number of passengers has swelled from under 500,000 annually to more than 20 million in 2014. Thirteen of the the 23 members of the Cruise Lines International Association, the major cruise trade group, did not exist

Butts Everywhere

Two researchers at San Diego State University propose banning cigarette filters to help improve the quality of the

It’s Too Hot Not to Surf

It’s summertime, the kids are out of school, and the sweat is already beading on your back. So why not forget whatever else you were planning to do today? Waterman’s Challenge – June 5-7 Cocoa Beach’s favorite grassroots surf contest will be going on June 5th, 6th and 7th at the International Palms Resort. As

Air, Land & Sea Travel

With many things changing so abruptly locally, it’s comforting to know that some of the best things here have stayed the same. Cocoa Beach’s Air, Land & Sea Travel has seen its fair share of changes over the years, but their core values still stand steadfast: to offer reliable, affordable, and experienced travel advice in

Scott Clark of Foo Bar

Scott Clark, mixologist extraordinaire at Melbourne’s Foo Bar, is one of the more accomplished bartenders we’ve featured in these pages. Scott started bartending in the Washington, D.C. area after serving a tour in the Navy from 1989 to 1994, and later honed his skills for five years behind the bar at Harrah’s Casino in Las

Mustard’s Last Stand

Michael and Sheila Pavlick are the owners of the trio of Mustard’s Last Stands located throughout Brevard County. They came here from California, where Michael was a drummer. In between gigs, he traveled and worked in restaurants. The original Mustard’s was opened in 1987 by Michael’s aunt and uncle. “In 2003 they asked if I wanted

Eric Garvey

Meet Eric Garvey, Executive Director of Brevard’s Tourism Development Council. When Eric was just four, his father, a Navy pilot, took a job with Delta Airlines in Atlanta, so the Garvey’s moved from their hometown of Virginia Beach down south. “I went to college and played soccer at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta,” Eric told us.

I’ve Got a Cocoa Beach Soul I Can Barely Control

(… and Some Oregon Hidden Deep in My Heart) I was driving North on Highway 99 outside of Eugene, Oregon heading to the airport when the song “Wind of Change” by The Scorpians came on the radio. I had spent the last 5 days in Eugene visiting my daughter who performed in a show called