Travel & Outdoors

Consider the Shrimp

Wild Gulf Shrimp Are the World’s Best, But the Future May Be in Aquaculture

Award-winning food and travel writer Alexander Lobrano pens a love letter to Gulf shrimp—and ponders its future.

01/04/2022 By Alexander Lobrano

The Big Story

How the Brian Laundrie Case Hurt Florida

A manhunt, a dead body and a media frenzy over the Gabby Petito-Brian Laundrie tragedy have scarred Carlton Reserve, of our state's most beautiful parks.

12/31/2021 By Isaac Eger

Conservation

New Project Launching to Benefit Manatees in Southwest Florida

The initiative will connect locals to a manatee habitat restoration in the Warm Mineral Springs Creek and Salt Creek areas.

12/21/2021 By Staff

Free & Freeish

Great Things to Do in Sarasota for Under $10

Sometimes the best things in life are free (or freeish).

12/21/2021 By The Editors

Event

Sarasota Tiger Bay Panel Will Discuss the Growing Privatization of Local and State Public Beaches

Some people have been arrested for walking on Sarasota beaches they’ve used for years. Why is this happening—and is it legal?

12/17/2021 By Staff

Travel

SRQ Passenger Numbers Up 203 Percent in November 2021

In November, 321,643 passengers traveled through the airport.

12/15/2021 By Staff

Travel

AAA: 109 Million Americans to Travel for Year-End Holidays

In Florida, more than 5.9 million people are predicted to travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2—35 percent higher than in 2020.

12/14/2021 By Staff

Conservation

Jelks Family Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to Conservation Foundation

The funding will be used for conservation of priority land in Manatee County.

12/14/2021 By Staff

The Party's Over

What Happened to the Longboat Key Peacocks?

Only 10 to 12 males remain

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Conservation

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $62,500 Grant to Conservation Foundation

The funding will help fund the creation of a new Nature Interpreter position and program.

12/08/2021 By Staff

Travel

Allegiant Adds New Nonstop Service to Appleton, WI, from SRQ

It's the airport's 53rd nonstop destination.

12/07/2021 By Staff

Museum Road Trips

These Six Museums Are Perfect Day Trips From Sarasota

From Dalí to Tiffany to classical and crafts, there’s plenty to dazzle the eye in neighboring museums.

12/01/2021 By Kay Kipling and David Warner

Museum Road Trip

The James Museum Is Rich in Paintings, Sculpture, Jewelry and Artifacts

Special exhibitions do a commendable job of expanding upon notions of the West.

12/01/2021 By David Warner

Museum Road Trip

The Tampa Museum of Art Is the Heart of the City's Revitalized Downtown

TMA is known for its antiquities collections and world-class holdings of photography and 20th-century artworks.

12/01/2021 By David Warner

Museum Road Trip

The Dalí Offers a Surreal Experience in St. Pete, Just Like the Artist Himself

St. Pete civic leader James Healey called the museum “the greatest gift to the city since sunshine."

12/01/2021 By David Warner

Museum Road Trip

Winter Park's Morse Museum Is Home to the Most Comprehensive Collection of Tiffany Pieces in the World

Galleries feature iridescent vases, tiles and plates, jewelry from the early 1900s, lamps and lighting from Tiffany and more.

12/01/2021 By Kay Kipling

Museum Road Trip

The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement Celebrates American Artisans

MAACM houses treasures from Gustav Stickley, Elbert Hubbard, the Byrdcliffe Colony and pottery maker William Grueby.

12/01/2021 By Kay Kipling

Free & Freeish

We Live in Paradise—Enjoy It With These Free Outdoor Actvities

From birdwatching to outdoor yoga to hiking, biking and swimming, there's an activity for every outdoor enthusiast.

12/01/2021

Museum Road Trip

The Polk Museum Offers Fascinating Art in Lakeland

It exhibits a variety of changing shows by local, regional and national artists, even extending to artwork by young students.

12/01/2021 Photography by Kay Kipling

Sound Off

Is Biden Worse on Climate Change than Trump?

Biden has just approved the largest number of Gulf drilling leases in history.

11/29/2021 By Isaac Eger