Exploring Sarasota & Naples with Jason Ferguson

Florida native Jason Ferguson has yet to find a corner of his home state that doesn’t hold some sort of surprise. In this Q&A, he advises travelers on his favorite dishes (including fried gator tail), the best time of year to visit, the many options for outdoor recreation, and more.

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Summertime Thrills, Part 2

Gayle Hart shares some of the best steel roller coasters in America. (With steel, roller coaster designers were able to build twists, turns, loops, and other thrills that just weren’t possible with wooden coasters!)

A row of kayaks lined up on the shore.

Advice for Kayakers and Canoeists

Paddling along the country’s lakes, rivers, bayous, and coastlines can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be dangerous if you’re ill-prepared. High winds and waves, for instance, can make paddling conditions rather challenging, even for veteran paddlers. Laura provides tips and resources for folks looking to hit the water.

Baseball resting in a glove.

Spring Fever Starts Now—Batter Up!

The almost ritual pilgrimage to Arizona and Florida in late-winter when Major League Baseball starts its Spring Training season is an annual rite as quintessential as peanuts and Cracker Jacks.

Design District shopping: tile on display at Ann Sacks.
Photo by Ines Hegedus-Garcia of Miamism licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

The Best of Florida: A 9 Day Itinerary

Florida covers more than 65,000 square miles, so attempting to see it all at one time is not practical. If your time in the state is limited, here’s an itinerary that will allow you to see some of Florida’s best sights.