May 2016 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Tourism: Entrepreneurs

Tom McAlpin and Nirmal Saverimuttu

Virgin berths: Creating a cruise line for Virgin Group

In a suburban office building near Fort Lauderdale, a small group of executives is working to put the Virgin Group's unique brand on the cruising experience beginning in 2020.

In the market for a 14-bedroom home?

All Star caters to a growing market for mega-home vacation rentals.

In the bag: Handling luggage on a grand scale

Starting with valet parking, Craig Mateer expanded into handling luggage.

Economic Backbone

Planes, trains, ships & trucks

Facts and figures on Florida’s transportation infrastructure.


Up Front - Publisher's Column
Florida’s healthy moves

The state is wise to step up its investment in its transportation infrastructure.

Florida Icon
Artis Gilmore

In his own words: Gilmore talks about growing up in segregated Chipley, playing pro ball for 18 years, what life is like when you are 7' 2" tall, and more.

Florida Originals
One-teacher school faces extinction – again

Donna King said, "This has been going on a long time."

Egg-citing: Fresh-from-the-farm eggs are spicing up Florida menus

Which came first? The designer brand, fresh-from-the-local-farm egg or the gourmet pizzas, burgers and salads topped with fried eggs?

The ‘Boomer Barrister’

Former consumer products executive Skip Tylman has carved out a legal niche advising his Baby Boomer peers about estate planning and elder care.

Tallahassee Trend
Capitol improvements

Florida’s Capitol is undergoing a $6-million renovation that will add a number of modern and aesthetic touches.

Editor's Page

The city of Jacksonville appears to be serious about raising its expectations of itself.

Health: Real Estate

Community garden Lake Nona

The new 'green' in real estate

The newest trend in development is wellness-oriented communities featuring more green space, trails and health-oriented programming.


Video diagnostics

Some predictions call for the U.S. telemedicine market to grow about 50% annually to $1.9 billion by 2018.

Around the State

Code red: Computer ‘boot camps’

Demand for new computer coders far outstrips supply.

Coming clean: High-dollar home purchases are coming under scrutiny

Buyers spending more than $1 million on a home in Miami-Dade County will find it difficult to shield their identities from the U.S. government.

Dead center

The Port St. Lucie City Center comes up empty.

Oh Suzanne: Chalet Suzanne still awaits a buyer

Since Chalet Suzanne closed two years ago, no buyers have stepped forward to resume operations.

Room to grow

Universal buys back a 475-acre parcel it used to own.

St. Johns County grows its base beyond tourism

The historic region in Northeast Florida expands beyong leisure, hospitality and construction.

St. Joe Co. is back in the development game

The 80-year-old company is revving up its residential development plans after a long hiatus.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Gator with missing jaw finds home in Florida park
Gator with missing jaw finds home in Florida park

A Florida reptile park has taken in an alligator that lost its nose and upper jaw to a fight or boat propeller. Gatorland Orlando said over the weekend that the injured alligator came from a lake in nearby Sanford, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Orlando. “She had basically no chance of surviving in the wild with such a severe injury,” the park said in a social media post.

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