Travel & Outdoors

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go on a Fun Beginners' Fishing Trip

Sarasota Saltwater Adventures offers weekly fishing charters for the family or for solo fishermen and -women.

09/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Moments of Joy

Travel Shows Fill Our Editor's Itch to Hop a Plane

Senior editor Ilene Denton says she's thankful for streaming television.

09/29/2020 By Ilene Denton

The Calm Before The Storms?

It's Quiet in the Tropics Right Now—But Probably Not For Long

This time of year has traditionally been the most dangerous for storm activity on the Gulf Coast.

09/29/2020 By Bob Bunting

On Walkabout

Photographer Cliff Roles Explores a Quiet Venice, Italy

Still beautiful, and less touristed, Venice welcomes a traveling photographer.

09/24/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Bay Watch

Portions of The Bay's Mangrove Walkway Will Open in Mid-October

Segments of phase one of the project, which include the mangrove walkway, trails and benches, will open to the public next month.

09/24/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Spend a Day at the Beach With the Dog

Venice's Brohard Beach and Paw Park lets you bring your canine companion along for a day of surf and sun.

09/23/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Walkabout Tour

Photographer Cliff Roles Finds Art and Food in Vienna

He even meets up with fellow Sarasotan Elisabeth Waters and her family there.

09/18/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Horseback Riding at Myakka River Trail Rides

The property's 40 acres of sprawling fields and shaded trails, along with purebred, trained horses, will have you feeling like a certified cattle wrangler in no time.

09/16/2020 By Allison Forsyth

History, Beauty, and Cats

Photographer Cliff Roles Does Dubrovnik

More of Cliff Roles' once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe.

09/14/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Mars Attacks!

Mars Will Make Its Closest Appearance Since 2018 Next Month

The best night to observe the red planet will be Oct. 6, but it will still be remarkably close and bright for a few weeks before and after that date.

09/11/2020 By Jonathan Sabin

Another Country Heard From

Photographer Cliff Roles Heads to Montenegro

His next stop on his European journey takes him to the coastal town of Kotor.

09/09/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Rollerblading at Venetian Waterway Park

Feel the wind in your hair (and wheels) while rollerblading this 10-mile paved path in Venice.

09/09/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Snorkeler's Delight

Sarasota's Waterways Are Filled With Vibrant Wildlife

Turtles, dolphins and stingrays, oh my! Here's some of the marine life you'll find in our local waters—and some best practices for sharing it with our fishy friends.

09/08/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Sunsets, Fishing Villages and More

More Images of Europe From Wandering Photographer Cliff Roles

On his once-in-a-lifetime trip, Cliff Roles heads to Rovinj, Croatia, and the Plitvice Lakes.

09/08/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Sept. 3-9

The launch of a memoir at Bookstore1Sarasota, new art exhibitions, saying goodbye to the Players' longtime home, and more.

09/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Play Disc Golf at Lakeview Park

This county park located between Bee Ridge and Proctor Road is home to an 18-hole disc golf course, perfect for beginners and pros alike.

09/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Travel

Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Service to Boston from SRQ Airport

The new seasonal nonstop route will operate twice weekly.

09/01/2020 By Staff

Oily Business

Ten Years After Deepwater Horizon, the Possibility of Offshore Oil Drilling in the Gulf Has Resurfaced

The eastern Gulf is considered a "golden trophy" for the oil industry.

08/31/2020 By Craig Pittman

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

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Explore Palmetto's Emerson Point Preserve

Walk shaded trails and explore ancient Native American artifacts at this preserve on Snead Island.

08/26/2020 By Allison Forsyth