Down a Lazy River

At Ginnie Springs, Commune With Friends—Not Just Nature

It’s a little like Deliverance, but instead of hearing dueling banjos you’ll hear "Old Town Road" blasting from someone’s Bluetooth speakers.

09/01/2019 By Isaac Eger

Down a Lazy River

How a Spring Is Born—and Endangered

Florida’s ancient geology of cracks, caves and tunnels eventually fills to the brim when we get enough rain and the surplus spills onto the surface, creating our system of freshwater springs.

09/01/2019 By Isaac Eger

Down a Lazy River

Your Guide to Tubing on Four of Florida's Coolest Spring-Fed Rivers

Take a day off, head north and float down a lazy river in a low-tech inner tube.

09/01/2019 By Isaac Eger

Down a Lazy River

Ichetucknee Springs Is a Nature Lover's Tubing Experience

In 1970, the state of Florida turned what would have been a polluted phosphate mine into the crown jewel of Florida’s springs.

09/01/2019 By Isaac Eger

Down a Lazy River

Weeki Wachee Springs Offers Family-Friendly Floats

It's an ideal spring to bring the kiddos, with three huge slides that shoot swimmers into the clear water of Buccaneer Bay.

09/01/2019 By Isaac Eger

Down a Lazy River

Rainbow Springs State Park Is the Fourth-Largest Spring Formation in Florida

And you'll share the water with a lot of critters.

09/01/2019 By Isaac Eger

Enter the Dragons

Could Soccer Be Sarasota's Next Great Investment?

According to a 2018 Gallup poll, soccer is expected to overtake baseball in spectator popularity and become the third most-watched sport in America.

08/01/2019 By Isaac Eger

That drip

New Downtown Coffee Bar Says Hello

Project Coffee had its soft opening this past weekend and welcomed customers with good coffee and minimal and modestly priced fare.

07/19/2019 By Isaac Eger

Snake Hunter

Dusty Crum’s Mission Is to Save the Everglades, One Python at a Time

Between 87 and 99 percent of the Everglades’ mammal populations have disappeared because of the invasive snakes, which now number nearly 300,000 in southern Florida

06/30/2019 By Isaac Eger

Match Point

Love Soccer? The Sarasota Metropolis FC, the Region’s First-Ever Soccer Franchise, Won Its Inaugural Game

There are a handful of local boys on Metropolis, but many of the players are college students from around the world who play at D1 university programs. Nearly all of them have professional ambitions.

05/09/2019 By Isaac Eger

Gear Up!

Essential Gear for Any Bike Ride

From shoes to water bottles, here's how to stay cool, calm and confident on your biking adventure.

05/02/2019 By Isaac Eger

Happy Trails

The Ultimate Guide to Biking in Sarasota

Biking is the perfect way to appreciate our region.

05/02/2019 By Isaac Eger

I Like Bikes

Meet the Man Responsible for Those Decorated Bikes All Over Downtown

Dr. Nik is a celebration of life on two wheels.

05/02/2019 By Isaac Eger

My Digital Ride

Is the $2,000 Peloton Bike Actually Worth It?

And can it beat fresh-air cycling?

05/01/2019 By Isaac Eger

Happy Trails

Five Bike Trails to Please Any Kind of Rider

We’ve found five rides off the beaten path, from urban to rural, inland to coastal, that offer variety in scenery and skill level.

05/01/2019 By Isaac Eger

Shell Game

Curt Hemmel Runs Florida’s Largest Clam Hatchery

Hemmel is the "Pied Piper of clams."

04/03/2019 By Isaac Eger

Just Say Yes

We Tried It: FST's Improv Workshop

“Anatomy of the Story” is a class taught by two members of the Austin-based improv comedy troupe Available Cupholders.

02/28/2019 By Isaac Eger

Coffee Klatch

Varietal, a New Coffee Shop, Opens in the Rosemary District

The atmosphere is minimal and elegant and the coffee comes from L.A.'s Counter Culture roaster, which has an East Coast hub in Raleigh.

02/27/2019 By Isaac Eger

The Vegan Way

Nine Great Vegan Lunches

Local restaurants where eating vegan is a treat.

02/04/2019 By Isaac Eger

Unity Awards 2019

Meet the Winners of Our 2019 Unity Awards

We’re a closer, brighter place thanks to the winners of our 2019 Unity Awards.

01/24/2019 By Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, Isaac Eger, Kay Kipling, Megan McDonald, and Ilene Denton Photography by Everett Dennison