Travel & Outdoors

Catch of the Day

Eleven Types of Fish You'll Find in Local Waters

What to catch and how to cook it.

03/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fishing Guide

Where to Fish in Sarasota-Manatee If You Don't Have a Boat

Cast a rod or net from Sarasota's beaches, bridges, piers and parks.

03/01/2022 By Staff

Fresh Catch

What It's Like to Go Fishing for the First Time

Florida likes to boast it’s the “fishing capital of the world,” with more than 8,436 miles of coastline, miles and miles of rivers and 7,700 lakes.

03/01/2022 By Susan Burns

Fish Tales

Sarasota’s Waters Have Centuries of Stories to Tell

Fishing is woven into Sarasota’s cultural fabric and history.

03/01/2022 By John McCarthy

The Eagle Has Landed

The Dump Is Probably the Best Place to Spot the Once-Endangered Bald Eagle (Yes, Really)

In his new book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jack Davis details how there have been two kinds of bald eagles throughout American history: the symbol and the living bird.

03/01/2022 By Isaac Eger

Clamtastic!

Sarasota Baywatch Plans to Release 1 Million Clams Into Local Waters

Clams naturally filter excess nutrients that can contribute to red tide blooms and inhibit sea grass growth—a necessary food source for local marine mammals.

02/22/2022 By Staff

Science Is Cool

A Local Organization Is Teaching Kids About Sharks

The program offers a safe, welcoming space for children of color and under-served groups to explore the water and the creatures that live inside.

02/17/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Tourism

A Record Number of Tourists Visited Florida in 2021

In 2021, Florida had nearly 118 million domestic visitors—the highest number in state history.

02/16/2022 By Staff

Climate Change

New Report Predicts More Than a Foot of Sea Level Rise for Sarasota-Manatee

Sarasota and Manatee counties can expect 14-18 inches of sea level rise, a new report predicts.

02/15/2022 By Megan McDonald

Travel

SRQ Airport Starts 2022 With Record-Breaking Numbers

Last month, 302,189 passengers traveled through the airport—the most ever in January in the history of the airport.

02/11/2022 By Staff

Love Notes

Five Easy Yet Romantic Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Head to the park or a beach, pretend you're a tourist at a local attraction, and more.

02/07/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Hey, Y'all

Allegiant Adds New Nonstop Service to Austin from SRQ

Flights begin April 14.

02/01/2022 By Staff

Dedications

Bill Robinson Lakeside Loop Will Be Dedicated Jan. 29

Robinson was the founder of Fit2Run and established Robinson Preserve in northwest Bradenton.

01/21/2022 By Staff

Our Squirrels, Ourselves

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Squirrel

Squirrels, it turns out, are an extension of ourselves. So how can we live in harmony with them?

01/21/2022 By Isaac Eger

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Permanently Protects 14.38 Acres in Manatee County

The newly protected land is located between Braden River Park and the Honi Hanta Girl Scout Camp.

01/18/2022 Photography by Staff

Travel

SRQ Airport Finishes 2021 With Record-Breaking Numbers

In 2022, plans include a new ground transportation facility, improved and expanded concessions, and a new ground-level terminal.

01/14/2022 By Staff

Birds Are Real

Global Warming and Population Growth Are Impacting Local Bird Numbers

Volunteers tallied 165 species and about 30,000 birds at the Sarasota Audubon's Society annual Christmas Bird Count on Jan. 1.

01/12/2022 By Susan Burns

Hats Off

Sarasota Architecture Gets a Shout Out in The New York Times' Annual Travel Feature

Our town's commitment to preserving its Sarasota School of Architecture buildings landed it on the list of "52 Places for a Changed World."

01/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Teed up

Plans to Renovate Bobby Jones Golf Complex Get the Green Light

After years of neglect and delays, the Sarasota City Commission approved plans to move forward with renovations and conservation of the 300-acre property.

01/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Travel

New Travel Company Launches in Sarasota

Owner Taryn Daley has worked as a luxury travel advisor for the past nine years.

01/10/2022 By Staff