Kilts on Coquina Beach

Kilts on Coquina Beach

July 29, 2019 by Rachel


Who needs to go to Europe for a Scottish vacation? Not you! Thanks to the annual Celtic Beach Cookout, all you need is a trip to the Florida Gulf Coast in August to get a little bit of that Scotch action. New World Celts The event is hosted by the New World Celts – Sarasota […]

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The Art of Cooking on Anna Maria Island

The Art of Cooking on Anna Maria Island

July 13, 2019 by Rachel


I often say that the best part of any vacation is the food (because it’s true). On Anna Maria Island in the Florida Gulf Coast, there’s no shortage of amazing restaurants serving up fresh seafood and local fare. If you’ve visited even once, I’m sure you’ve experienced this truth for yourself. But have you thought […]

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Meet the Sea Turtles on Longboat Key

Meet the Sea Turtles on Longboat Key

July 9, 2019 by Rachel


One of the best parts of a vacation on the Florida Gulf Coast? The natural wildlife! As you may know, sea turtle nesting season is May 1 to October 31. To preserve turtle nests, beach restrictions are enforced. For example, any lights that can be seen be from the beach must be turned off or […]

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Recharge with an old fashioned seaside vacation!

Recharge with an old fashioned seaside vacation!

June 26, 2019 by Tammy DeLosh


Enjoy a simple, island life in this adorable duplex west of Gulf Drive and just one house from the beach in the quaint village of Anna Maria. Sun and Seadar bring back the feel of childhood family vacations.   Walk up the shell path and enter through a shared screened-in porch to a newly remodeled […]

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35th Annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

35th Annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

June 19, 2019 by Rachel


Do you have the need for speed? Then you won’t want to miss the 35th Annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix! With 50 teams from around the world set to compete, this year’s race promises to be bigger and better than ever. What is the Powerboat Grand Prix? The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix is part Offshore […]

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Fourth of July on the Florida Gulf Coast

Fourth of July on the Florida Gulf Coast

June 17, 2019 by Rachel


Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Americaaaaa…happy birthday to you! That’s right, summer’s favorite holiday is here: the Fourth of July! Are you ready to celebrate? A Brief History of Independence Day First, a little history. Did you know that Independence Day has only been an official federal holiday since […]

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Mother’s Day Dining on Anna Maria Island, and Florida Gulf Coast Islands.

Mother’s Day Dining on Anna Maria Island, and Florida Gulf Coast Islands.

May 2, 2019 by Tammy DeLosh


Mother’s Day brunch and other dining options and activities to make her day as special as she is. Tell mom that you appreciate all of her love and devotion with a day of pampering, and time with the people she loves most, her family. But make sure you give her time to relax. Quiet time […]

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Anna Maria Island Preserves and Hiking trails.

Anna Maria Island Preserves and Hiking trails.

April 9, 2019 by Tammy DeLosh


Robinson Preserve :is one of the best-rated family-friendly activities for the outdoor adventurers. Travelers love the diverse options when trekking the the tropical surroundings. Whether you decide to hike, bike, fish, kayak, picnic, or even bring along your pooch,  you can spend the day exploring and discovering the wonders of the Coastal wildlife and shore birds. […]

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5 Favorite Festivals in April on the Florida Gulf Coast

5 Favorite Festivals in April on the Florida Gulf Coast

April 5, 2019 by Tammy DeLosh


Florida is the place to be for Spring break or just a nice warm getaway. April brings out some of the best cultural and musical festivals of the year. See what’s happening here or go to the events page of our Facebook. April 5-12: Sarasota Chalk Festival’s   “Museum in Motion” is back to the original venue, […]

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The Sarasota Chalk Festival

The Sarasota Chalk Festival

March 28, 2019 by Tammy DeLosh


This year the Sarasota Chalk Festival’s   “Museum in Motion” is back to the original venue, to the Historic Burns Square, in downtown Sarasota. Renowned Pavement Artists from all over the world will turn ordinary cement into multidimensional illusions. The intricacies of working on flat surfaces and making a creature jump out of the pavement are amazing. The […]

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