Authentic Florida

An A-"Maze"-ing Mother's Day Adventure

This Mother's Day, why not wander through a sunflower maze and pick blueberries?

05/05/2016 By Robin Draper

Essay

The Golden Season: A Stay-at-Home Dad on Summer With His Kids

Tony D'Souza on what he loves best about summer.

05/02/2016 By Tony D'Souza

Family Fun Guide

Things to Do With Kids: Road Trips

A variety of fun excursions await just north of Sarasota. Here are a few of our faves.

05/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

Family Fun Guide

Things to Do With Kids: Let Off Steam

Exactly where to cool off in that hot summer heat.

05/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

Travel

You'll Find Nature at Its Most Majestic in Blowing Rock, Boone and Linville

Hikers and rock climbers will delight in the options available to them in the Blowing Rock area.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Travel

Maggie Valley is a Nature Lover's Paradise

Maggie Valley's proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains provides excellent hiking, beautiful waterfalls and a chance to admire wildlife.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Travel

Bustling Highlands is an Easy Escape from Sarasota

The charming hamlet is filled with boutiques, fine restaurants and antique shops.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Travel

For a Serene Mountain Getaway, Head to Cashiers

Cashiers, Highlands' quieter, equally exclusive cousin, offers a private, picturesque retreat.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Travel

North Carolina is a Buyer's Market

The price is right on a piece of mountain paradise.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Travel

Get a Taste of the (Relatively) Big City in Asheville

Asheville was named No. 10 on Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Cities" list.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Up a Creek

Day Trip: Paddling in Citrus County

In Citrus County, you'll find Old Florida charm, breathtaking wilderness and many manatees.

04/15/2016 With Robin Draper

Hop to It

6 Local Family-Friendly Easter Activities

Here's where to hunt eggs, eat brunch, and see the Easter Bunny in our area.

03/24/2016 By Jenna Greenfield

Authentic Florida

Springtime at Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens is in full bloom--it's time to stop and smell the flowers.

03/10/2016 By Robin Draper

Playlist

Listen to the Music Mentioned in Our 24 Great Florida Road Trips Feature

The perfect Florida playlist for your listening pleasure.

03/01/2016

Day Tripper

Great Florida Road Trips

24 great adventures on one tank of gas.

03/01/2016 By Scott Vogel, Cooper Levey-Baker, Megan McDonald, Ilene Denton, and Pam Daniel

Magical History Tour

Key West Offers Visitors a Unique Spirit and Fabulous Decadence

To paraphrase Hunter S. Thompson, "Key West is where the weird go pro."

03/01/2016 By Scott Vogel

Something Wild

Experience Primal Nature in the Everglades

Here's how to really experience the unique beauty--and lifestyle--of the Everglades.

03/01/2016 By Pam Daniel

Kitsch Itch

You'll Find Wallet-Friendly Fun in Weeki Wachee

Florida's identity as an oddball mecca goes way, way back.

03/01/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Inn Love

Romance Rules at Cumberland Island's Greyfield Inn

Once a Carnegie family retreat, the Greyfield Inn is now one of the most romantic inns in the country.

03/01/2016 By Megan McDonald

Animal Planet

Disney's Wild Africa Trek is Fun for the Whole Family

Behind-the-scenes experiences create indelible family memories at The Happiest Place on Earth.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton