Road Trips

The Wild Life

Scalloping at Crystal River Is Something Every Floridian Should Do

The Nature Coast astounds with manatees, scallops and stunning waterways.

07/25/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Getaway

Great Ways to Explore Knoxville

This up-and-coming city on the Tennessee River offers arts, inventive food and drink, and blissful wilderness.

07/14/2022 By Susan Burns

Tourism

Two Million Floridians Are Expected to Travel This Fourth of July

The holiday weekend will be the second busiest since 2000, according to AAA estimates.

06/27/2022 By Staff

SRQ to AVL

Enjoy the Biltmore, Breweries and the Spectacular Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville

Asheville is an artsy mountain town known for its historic architecture, craft beer and scenic landscapes.

05/23/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Summer Travel

South Seas Island Resort Is the Perfect Short Summer Getaway

The Captiva resort offers nature galore and a fourth night free for visitors booking three nights through September.

05/11/2022 By Susan Burns

Life is a highway

Florida Road Trip Destinations You Won't Want to Miss

Make the most of the Sunshine State.

03/25/2022 By Samantha Lane

Museum Road Trips

These Six Museums Are Perfect Day Trips From Sarasota

From Dalí to Tiffany to classical and crafts, there’s plenty to dazzle the eye in neighboring museums.

12/01/2021 By Kay Kipling and David Warner

Museum Road Trip

The James Museum Is Rich in Paintings, Sculpture, Jewelry and Artifacts

Special exhibitions do a commendable job of expanding upon notions of the West.

12/01/2021 By David Warner

Museum Road Trip

The Tampa Museum of Art Is the Heart of the City's Revitalized Downtown

TMA is known for its antiquities collections and world-class holdings of photography and 20th-century artworks.

12/01/2021 By David Warner

Museum Road Trip

The Dalí Offers a Surreal Experience in St. Pete, Just Like the Artist Himself

St. Pete civic leader civic leader James Healey called the museum “the greatest gift to the city since sunshine."

12/01/2021 By David Warner

Museum Road Trip

Winter Park's Morse Museum Is Home to the Most Comprehensive Collection of Tiffany Pieces in the World

Galleries feature iridescent vases, tiles and plates, jewelry from the early 1900s, lamps and lighting from Tiffany and more.

12/01/2021 By Kay Kipling

Museum Road Trip

The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement Celebrates American Artisans

MAACM houses treasures from Gustav Stickley, Elbert Hubbard, the Byrdcliffe Colony and pottery maker William Grueby.

12/01/2021 By Kay Kipling

Museum Road Trip

The Polk Museum Offers Fascinating Art in Lakeland

It exhibits a variety of changing shows by local, regional and national artists, even extending to artwork by young students.

12/01/2021 Photography by Kay Kipling

Chill Out

It's Never Not a Good Time to Visit Florida's Incredible Natural Springs

Central Florida's springs might feel a little chillier than usual this time of year, but they're still an amazing destination.

10/22/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Staycation Days

Airbnb 'Experiences' Offer Less Traditional Vacation Activities

Check out these Sarasota locals who host experiences anyone can book online, tourist or not.

06/30/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Heat Reprieve

These Area Hotels Offer Pool Day Passes

No pool? No problem. Stay cool, meet out-of-towners and craft a staycation day this summer.

06/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Travel and Leisure?

What It's Like to Travel to Key West During a Pandemic

Things are different, to be sure, but many shopkeepers and tour guides agreed this was a rare opportunity to visit the Keys without hordes of other tourists.

08/26/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Mr. Chatterbox

Where Are Sarasotans Supposed to Retire?

Mr. C has a suggestion: Mount Dora.

08/01/2019 By Robert Plunket

Grand Getaways

Grand Florida Hotels

Indulge at Florida's finest historic hotels.

05/27/2019

Grand Getaways

Grand Florida Hotels

Indulge at Florida's finest historic hotels.

05/27/2019 By Kay Kipling, Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, Megan McDonald, and Ilene Denton