Road Trips!

Florida destinations worth the drive and the latest in luxury. Plus, seven issues facing Sarasota women and the people working to solve them and a love letter to Pho Cali.

In this issue:

Arts & Entertainment

Making It Up as They Go Along

After a Long Hiatus, the Sarasota Improv Festival Returns

The return of the 13th annual festival is good news also for the many improv performers who descend on Sarasota for the weekend.

07/10/2023 By Kay Kipling

Eat & Drink


The Banyan House Brings a Taste of Something New to South Sarasota County

The casual upscale establishment focuses on New American cuisine with occasional cultural flourishes that pull from Mexico, Korea and even Morocco.

07/13/2023 By Lauren Jackson


A Love Letter to Pho Cali

The Vietnamese restaurant Pho Cali is one of Sarasota's best spots to grab a meal. Isaac Eger pens an ode to his favorite restaurant and its talented chef, Kim La.

07/05/2023 By Isaac Eger

Health & Fitness

Hot Topics

How to Spot the Early, Lesser-Known Signs of Perimenopause

If you’re experiencing insomnia, heart problems or anxiety, it could be perimenopause—even if you’re still in your 30s.

07/05/2023 By Bethany Ritz

Home & Real Estate

The New Luxury

The Best Luxury Gadgets and Amenities for 2023

Let’s take a glimpse at how money can buy, if not happiness, at least some easy living.

07/12/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Narrow Minded

Home Tour: A Private Oasis in a Gillespie Park Shotgun House

It’s a unique layout that blends in well with the eclectic, ever-changing neighborhood.

07/12/2023 By Kim Doleatto

News & City Life

Quiet Luxury

The Electric Vehicle Revolution Is Here. What Does It Mean for Sarasota?

There are now more than 3 million EVs on American roads, with more to come.

09/25/2023 By Matthew Gutierrez

Hot Topics

Women in Sarasota Are Leading Conversations About How to Make More Money and Live Safer, Healthier Lives

Six issues facing women in Sarasota and the inspiring people working to solve them.


Hot Topics

Inside The Fight Against Cyberstalking

In 2019, more than 3.4 million Americans reported being a victim of stalking or cyberstalking, and 71.2 percent of those victims were women.

07/05/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hot Topics

The Pay Gap Remains a Major Hurdle for Women

Yes, even in 2023.

07/05/2023 By Megan McDonald

Hot Topics

How to Navigate Women’s Specific Financial Planning Needs

Two financial advisers on how women’s investment needs differ from men’s.

07/05/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Hot Topics

The Never-Ending Quest to Stamp Out Workplace Harassment

An attorney outlines what to do if you find yourself being harassed at work.

07/05/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Hot Topics

Sarasota’s Dating Scene Can Be Discouraging. We’ve Got Tips.

A matchmaker discusses why it’s tough for women to find a partner in Sarasota and offers ways to overcome it.

07/05/2023 By Isaac Eger

Travel & Outdoors

Let's Go!

Go on a Vision Quest to Cassadaga

According to legend, the historic town vibrates on a higher spiritual plane than most places because it lies at the intersection of a significant latitude and longitude.

06/29/2023 By Isaac Eger

Let's Go!

Eight Florida Road Trips You Need to Take ASAP

We're ready to hit the road.


Let's Go!

In St. Augustine, Take a Trip Back in Time

With a bevy of fun live music venues and festivals, hip bars and restaurants and plenty of historical sites to explore, this city is gorgeous, walkable and lively.

06/29/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Let's Go!

Kennedy Space Center Is a Top Reason to Visit the Space Coast

But there’s far more to see beyond that.

06/29/2023 By Bethany Ritz

Let's Go!

Experience the Lap of Luxury in Palm Beach

Ignore the politics. The island has so much to offer, from pristine beaches to world-class shopping and plenty of ways to relax and unwind.

06/29/2023 By Megan McDonald

Let's Go!

Miami Is a Shock to the Senses—in a Good Way

This coastal metropolis of almost 6.5 million people is like no other big city in the Sunshine State, due to its international flair and the largest concentration of Latinos in the United States.

06/29/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Let's Go!

Gainesville Is More Than Just Sports

Although the UF campus is worth a stop, the history and natural wonders will make you wonder why you haven’t visited before.

06/29/2023 By Lauren Jackson

We're No. 1!

Florida Is the Lightning Capital of the U.S. Here's How to Stay Safe During a Storm.

The danger isn’t because of some karmic retribution upon the residents of this state—it’s due to the density of our large population, our tropical weather and our outdoor culture.

06/06/2023 By Isaac Eger