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

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

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

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

Once in a Lifetime Trip

Photographer Cliff Roles Goes on 'Walkabout' To Europe

Undaunted by fears of Covid-19, Roles returns to his native Europe to do what he does best: take pictures.

09/02/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

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

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

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go for a Segway Tour Through Downtown Sarasota

Cruise along the streets of downtown Sarasota and over the Ringling bridge on a sight-seeing Segway tour.

08/19/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go for a Dolphin-Watching Tour in Sarasota Bay

Bring the kids along for a thrilling, pirate-themed dolphin tour with Siesta Key Aqua Adventures.

08/12/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Nature

Sarasota County Buys 40 Acres for Environmental Conservation

The property links the existing Old Miakka Preserve to 120,000 acres of conserved land near the Myakka River and Tatum Sawgrass Marsh.

08/06/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go for a Hike at Oscar Scherer State Park

Oscar Scherer State Park has many shaded trails that are perfect for hiking, biking and viewing wildlife.

08/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Climbing at TreeUmph! Adventure Course

TreeUmph! will have you swinging through the treetops, climbing challenging obstacles and cruising down fun ziplines.

07/29/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Relax at a Free Outdoor Yoga Class

Find a moment of zen at a free outdoor yoga class, held at Sarasota-Manatee beaches and parks.

07/22/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Lace Up Our Running Shoes to Help Sea Turtles

Mote's 34th annual Run for the Turtles has gone virtual, meaning you can participate anytime, anywhere.

07/15/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Paddle Boarding Through Lido Key's Mangroves

Beat the heat and enjoy beautiful scenery while paddle boarding Lido Key's mangrove tunnels.

07/07/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Done Deal

Conservation Foundation Hits Fundraising Goal to Preserve Orange Hammock Ranch

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has secured the $1.5 million it needs to permanently preserve 5,777 acres of land in North Port.

05/26/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

A Visual Journey

Take a Stress Break and Look at These Amazing Images of Antarctica

Take yourself far, far away with these images of another world by local photographer Cliff Roles.

03/30/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles