Authentic Florida

Martin County is a Sparkling Gem on Florida's Treasure Coast

Martin County combines Florida's past with enchanting small towns, uncrowded beaches and open prairies

07/27/2016 By Robin Draper

Park It

July is National Park and Recreation Month

Celebrate with fun upcoming events at Sarasota County parks.

07/05/2016 By Megan McDonald

Authentic Florida

10 Awesome Things to Do in Sarasota This Summer

Sarasota offers plenty of outdoor family fun.

06/24/2016 By Robin Draper

Authentic Florida

Your Summer Guide to St. Augustine

Fascinating historical landmarks, unique restaurants and charming inns.

05/31/2016 By Robin Draper

Family Fun Guide

Ask a Kid: Why Do You Love Sarasota?

Young experts answer: "What's so cool about this place?"

05/10/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Everett Dennison

Family Fun Guide

Eight Great Sarasota Playgrounds

Looking for a great local playground for the little ones? We've got you covered.

05/10/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Family Fun Guide

Ultimate Family Fun Guide

Make this your best family summer ever, with our guide to top camps, cool adventures, arts, crafts and more.

05/06/2016 By Ilene Denton, Heather Dunhill, Tony D'Souza, and Cooper Levey-Baker

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


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


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


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


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


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


North Carolina is a Buyer's Market

The price is right on a piece of mountain paradise.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton


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