Travel & Outdoors

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Chef Judi Travels to Israel with Embracing Our Differences

The trip was organized by Sarasota's Embracing Our Differences and the Jewish Federation.

03/20/2015 By Judi Gallagher

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New Topics New College: Climate Change with Jeff Chanton

New Topics New College hosts professor of oceanography and 1975 New College graduate Jeff Chanton in an exploration of climate change.

03/06/2015 By Chelsey Lucas

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"Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica" Opens at Selby Gardens on March 6

The annual "Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica" exhibit at Selby Gardens will run from March 6-April 17.

03/03/2015 By Bobbilynn Hollifield

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Strawberry Kumquat Salad, Oh My!

Robin Draper of Authentic Florida dishes out a delicious Strawberry Kumquat Salad recipe featuring fresh Florida seasonal produce.

03/01/2015 By Robin Draper

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Touring the Bay Aboard the Carefree Learner

A floating classroom on Sarasota Bay.

02/26/2015 By Hannah Wallace

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X Prize Founder Peter Diamandis Visits Sarasota

The author and "techno-optimist" was in town for a book signing and lecture with 350 local philanthropists and business leaders.

02/26/2015 By Tony D'Souza

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New Mote Exhibit “Oh Baby!” Explores Life Cycles of the Seas

People of all ages can learn how ocean life renews itself at Mote Aquarium in Sarasota.

02/11/2015 By Bobbilynn Hollifield

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Authentic Florida Valentine's Day Cookies

Just in time for Valentine's Day: Festive Authentic Florida cookies.

02/11/2015 By Robin Draper

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Photo of the Week: Flock Meeting at Sarasota Jungle Gardens

This week's Photo of the Week highlights the gorgeous flamingos who reside at Sarasota Jungle Gardens.

01/29/2015 By Bobbilynn Hollifield

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Manatees Gather at Three Sisters Springs

One hour north of Tampa, Crystal River is the world’s largest winter refuge for Florida manatees - and also where you can visit the “crown jewel” of all - Three Sisters Springs, a place to see and swim with manatees.

01/20/2015 By Robin Draper

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Six Authentic Florida Travel Destinations for 2015

We have turned the calendar to 2015. What will you do to get your year off to a fresh start?

01/12/2015 By Robin Draper

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Photo of the Week: Sunset on Sarasota's Bayfront

Jealousy-inducing scenery and sunsets are part of what makes Sarasota's bayfront so appealing.

01/08/2015 By Bobbilynn Hollifield

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Photo of the Week: Impending Flight

This week, a pink spoonbill prepares to take flight.

01/01/2015 By Bobbilynn Hollifield

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Exactly Where to Eat on Your Sarasota Vacation

You’ll find great views, food and fun at these local favorites.

12/30/2014 By Marsha Fottler

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Photo of the Week: Sarasota's Gulf Air

New Photo of the Week: This one will immediately evoke the smell of Gulf air and Sarasota sunshine.

12/25/2014 By Bobbilynn Hollifield

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Recipe: Authentic Florida's Sour Orange Pie

Learn how to make this sour orange pie recipe just in time for the holidays using fresh Florida oranges and lemons

12/18/2014 By Robin Draper

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Photo of the Week: Black Swan at Sarasota Jungle Gardens

This week: A beautiful black swan at Sarasota Jungle Gardens.

12/18/2014 By Bobbilynn Hollifield

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Make Your Own Wreath In Less Than An Hour

Create your own DIY magnolia holiday wreath with Authentic Florida as Robin Draper walks you through these easy steps.

12/10/2014 By Robin Draper

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Exactly Where to Eat on Your Sarasota Vacation

You’ll find great views, food and fun at these local favorites.

12/01/2014 By Marsha Fottler

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A Day Trip Brooksville, Florida's Green Acres

Brooksville is a quaint historic town, north of Tampa where oak canopy roads meander through rolling green hills creating an ideal journey for the authentic Florida traveler.

11/03/2014 By Robin Draper