Into the Wild

Five Great Ways to Navigate Myakka River State Park

Walk, paddle, ride, boat.

11/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Into the Wild

What to Look For on Myakka's Canopy Walkway

The walkway is one of the park's most popular attractions.

11/29/2017 By Ilene Denton

Into the Wild

Volunteers from All Over the Country Help Keep Myakka Running

Some are locals who sign up for a few hours or days a month; others—mainly retirees—come in their campers from all over the country and live in the park for months on end.

11/29/2017 By Pam Daniel and Kay Kipling

Into the Wild

The Myth of the Skunk Ape

Legend has it that Myakka River State Park is home to the fearsome Skunk Ape.

11/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Into the Wild

Deep Hole is Home to Hundreds of Alligators

The park’s No. 1 attraction is a prehistoric predator.

11/29/2017 By Pam Daniel

Into the Wild

The Making of Myakka River State Park

Generosity, vision and the Great Depression all played a role.

11/29/2017 By Kay Kipling

Into the Wild

Into Myakka's Flooded Forest

Here's what it's like to kayak through the park during the rainy season.

11/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Will Travel for Art

Local Arts Groups Offer Cool Cultural Trips

From Cuba to Italy, there's a trip for every arts lover.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling


Where to Experience a Taste of the Northeast in Sarasota

Chef Judi savors the tastes of the northeast and reminds us where we can get them right here in Sarasota.

07/18/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Backyard Bedouins

Step Inside a Sarasota Couple's Kazakhstani Yurt

Wayne and Patti Eastep's backyard yurt is a reflection of their time spent with a nomadic Bedouin tribe.

06/01/2017 By Pam Daniel

Siesta Takes the Crown

Dr. Beach Awards Siesta Beach With Top Honor

Siesta Beach earns the coveted top spot on Dr. Beach's annual top 10 list.

05/25/2017 By Rick Morgan

Neighborhood Guide

What to Do on St. Armands/Longboat Key

Hit the beach, meet some manatees, admire outstanding architecture, sample some culinary treats and share our circus history.

05/15/2017 By John McCarthy, Ilene Denton, and Abby Weingarten

On the Hook

Freedom is Sweet for the Liveaboards Off Bradenton Beach

Living's not easy, though.

03/31/2017 By Isaac Eger

Incredible Journey

A Local Sailor Crosses the Atlantic With His 14-Year-Old Grandson

Joe Barnette and his grandson, Robbie, sailed from the Bird Key Yacht Club to England.

03/31/2017 By Ilene Denton

Great Boating Adventures

Your Guide to Boating in Sarasota

How to enjoy our beautiful waterways.

03/31/2017 By Tom Bayles

From the Editor

Behind the Scenes of Our Boating Issue

Pam Daniel takes the boating plunge.

03/29/2017 By Pam Daniel

Road Trips

Apalachicola Is a Seafood Lover's Town

Roughly 90 percent of Florida oysters and 10 percent of American oysters come from Apalachicola Bay.

03/06/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Road Trips

Six Perfect Spring Road Trips

Is anything so full of delicious possibilities as setting off on a trip to somewhere you’ve never been before?


Road Trips

How to Visit Palm Beach on the Cheap

A skinflint's guide to the land of the rich and presidential.

03/01/2017 By Robert Plunket

Road Trips

For Avid Golfers, Alabama's Golf Trail is a Glorious Getaway

Spend a few days on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and you'll discover one of the best-kept secrets and values in regional golf.

03/01/2017 By David Hackett