Island Hopping

Virgin Islands National Park Is One of the Country's Least-Visited Parks. You Should Go.

There are many good reasons to visit this tropical paradise, aside from its pristine beaches and abundant coral reefs.

10/19/2022 By Matt McGowan

Rollin' on the River

The Little Manatee River is One Step Closer to Being a Protected Waterway

The bill aims to designate the river as “scenic,” which would protect it from development and maintain it for future generations.

10/07/2022 Photography by Kim Doleatto

Easy Rider

I Tried Sarasota's New Veo Scooter Rental—and Liked it

The new "micro-mobility" program lets riders rent bikes and scooters for an hourly rate.

03/28/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Grass appeal

Volunteers Work to Restore Salt Marsh Habitat at Robinson Preserve

Planting bucketfuls of grass creates habitat for birds and shelter for other types of wildlife.

06/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Tourism

Sustainable Tourism Conference Starts Thursday

The four-day event celebrates the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Tourism.

10/23/2017 By staff

Tourism

Ethical Ecotourism Nonprofit Recognizes Local Operators

The Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism recently recognized several ecotour operators in Sarasota and Manatee counties for their outstanding business practices.

08/16/2017 By staff

Tourism

Ecotourism Nonprofit Launches New Trips

The Sarasota-based ecotourism nonprofit Ecko recently announced a new series of trips, including excursions on Sarasota Bay, the Myakka River and the Manatee River.

12/28/2016 By staff

Tourism

North Port City Commission Approves Parks and Recreation Plan

The plan calls for improving existing parks around the city and positioning the city as an ecotourism destination, with opportunities for paddling, hiking and swimming.

04/27/2016 Research by staff