Travel & Outdoors

RIDESHARE

Gotcha Expands Services to University Parkway

The ride-share service can now take you to Sarasota Jungle Gardens and the Ringling Museum.

06/26/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Not a fossil

The Bishop Museum Stays Busy All Summer Long

The museum may be in the middle of a huge $15 million expansion, but there's plenty of reasons to visit in the meantime.

06/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

Awards

Myakka Rancher Jim Strickland Named 'Sustainable Rancher of the Year' by Audubon Florida

Strickland is the owner of Strickland Ranch and managing partner of Big Red Cattle Company and Blackbeard’s Ranch, a 4,530-acre cow/calf operation that borders Myakka State Park.

06/19/2019 By Staff

Irrigation

Southwest Florida Water Management District Encourages Smart Lawn Watering This Summer

"Watch the weather, wait to water," plus other tips.

06/11/2019 By Staff

Making plans

Mote Celebrates World Oceans Day With a Family-Friendly Festival

The event takes place this Saturday, June 8.

06/04/2019 By Hanna Powers

Lost World

Remnants of Ancient Civilizations Are Still Around Us, But They’re Vanishing Fast

There are 319 officially recognized archaeological sites in Sarasota County, and 66 of them are likely to contain human remains.

05/30/2019 By Brad Edmonson

Summertime and the Living is Easy

Five Reasons to Love Sarasota Summers

Yes, it's hot—but the crowds have waned, too.

05/30/2019 By Staff

And They're Off!

Free One-Mile Beach Runs Begin This Month

Hundreds of families turn out for the free weekly one-mile fun runs.

05/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

Grand Getaways

Grand Florida Hotels

Indulge at Florida's finest historic hotels.

05/27/2019

Grand Getaways

Florida's Best Historic Hotels

Nothing compares to these beautiful, stately hotels steeped in history and created as places to enjoy life at its fullest.

05/27/2019

Grand Hotels

The Don CeSar Recalls a Romantic Era

The "Pink Palace" is a wedding cake of a resort hotel that has towered over St. Petersburg Beach since 1928.

05/27/2019 By Ilene Denton

Grand Hotels

The Breakers Is a Gilded Age Retreat

Real estate tycoon Henry Flagler named the hotel The Breakers because his hotel guests kept requesting rooms “by the breakers”—the place where the Atlantic breaks on the shoreline.

05/27/2019 By Megan McDonald

Grand Hotels

Luxury and History Collide at Boca Raton Resort & Club

The hotel’s architecture was inspired by a Spanish convent built in the 11th century.

05/27/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grand Hotels

Step Back in Time for a Luxurious Stay in America’s Oldest City

At five stories, 138 rooms and 14 suites, Casa Monica is beautiful.

05/27/2019 By Susan Burns

Grand Hotels

The Biltmore Offers Historic Mediterranean Flavor and Renovated Luxury

The historic hotel was built in a mix of Italian, Moorish and Spanish styles by developer and Coral Gables founder George Merrick in 1926.

05/27/2019 By Kay Kipling

Hurricanes

NOAA Predicts 'Near-Normal' 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The season officially starts June 1 and runs through November 30.

05/23/2019 By Staff

Nature Watch

A Glimpse Into a Lido Beach Eagle Nest

A Sarasota resident observed and photographed a family of eagles over the course of the past month.

05/20/2019 By Olivia Letts

Hurricanes

University of Florida Encourages Floridians to Prepare Early for Hurricane Season

The university's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has put together a website with tips and information.

05/10/2019 By Staff

Turtle Power

Two Leatherback Turtle Nests Discovered on Local Beaches

It's an extremely rare occurrence.

05/08/2019 By Megan McDonald

Environment

New Report Details 'Unprecedented' Natural Decline

The U.N. report finds that around 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades—more than ever before in human history.

05/06/2019 By Staff