Travel & Outdoors

Easy Rider

I Tried Sarasota's New Veo Scooter Rental—and Liked it

The new 'micro-mobility' Veo program lets riders rent bikes and scooters for an hourly rate.

03/28/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Dog Days

11 Dog-Friendly Local Parks to Explore

From Brohard Beach and Paw Park to Bayfront Park on Longboat Key, there's an abundance of dog parks and dog-friendly trails for you and your four-legged friends.

03/25/2022 By Samantha Lane

Life is a highway

Florida Road Trip Destinations You Won't Want to Miss

Make the most of the Sunshine State this summer.

03/25/2022 By Samantha Lane

migration education

How to Close Up Your Sarasota Home for the Summer

Heading out of town? Bookmark these 10 tips from family and consumer sciences agent Dr. Maria Portelos-Rometo.

03/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Travel

SRQ Airport Reports Highest-Ever February Passenger Travel

Last month, 340,465 passengers traveled through the airport, compared to 159,772 in February 2021.

03/14/2022 By Staff

Grants

Gulf Coast Communtiy Foundation Awards $75,000 to Conservation Foundation

The funding is in support of the Quad Parcels re-wilding.

03/08/2022 By Staff

Grants

Conservation Foundation Receives $10,000 Grant for Youth Programming

The funds come from the Manatee Community Foundation.

03/03/2022 By Staff

Do It Right

What to Know About Fishing Regulations

Plus, how to protect marine life while you're on the water.

03/01/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Catch of the Day

Eleven Types of Fish You'll Find in Local Waters

What to catch and how to cook it.

03/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fishing Guide

Where to Fish in Sarasota-Manatee If You Don't Have a Boat

You can cast a rod or net from our beaches, bridges, piers and parks.

03/01/2022 By Staff

Fresh Catch

What It's Like to Go Fishing for the First Time

I thought fishing would be boring. Then I felt a tug on my line.

03/01/2022 By Susan Burns

Fish Tales

Sarasota’s Waters Have Centuries of Stories to Tell

Fishing by net and by line is woven into Sarasota’s cultural fabric and history.

03/01/2022 By John McCarthy

The Eagle Has Landed

The Dump Is Probably the Best Place to Spot the Once-Endangered Bald Eagle (Yes, Really)

In his new book, Jack Davis details how there have been two kinds of bald eagles throughout American history: the symbol and the living bird.

03/01/2022 By Isaac Eger

Clamtastic!

Sarasota Baywatch Plans to Release 1 Million Clams Into Local Waters

Clams naturally filter excess nutrients that can contribute to red tide blooms and inhibit sea grass growth—a necessary food source for local marine mammals.

02/22/2022 By Staff

Science Is Cool

A Local Organization Is Teaching Kids About Sharks

Minorities in Shark Sciences is fighting back against the systemic issues that keep children of color from the scientific field, especially marine biology.

02/17/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Tourism

A Record Number of Tourists Visited Florida in 2021

In 2021, Florida had nearly 118 million domestic visitors—the highest number in state history.

02/16/2022 By Staff

Climate Change

New Report Predicts More Than a Foot of Sea Level Rise for Sarasota-Manatee

The report, released by NOAA and six other federal agencies, says Gulf Coast sea levels will rise 14-18 inches by 2050.

02/15/2022 By Megan McDonald

Travel

SRQ Airport Starts 2022 With Record-Breaking Numbers

Last month, 302,189 passengers traveled through the airport—the most ever in January in the history of the airport.

02/11/2022 By Staff

Love Notes

Five Easy Yet Romantic Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Head to the park or a beach, pretend you're a tourist at a local attraction and more.

02/07/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Hey, Y'all

Allegiant Adds New Nonstop Service to Austin from SRQ

Flights begin April 14.

02/01/2022 By Staff