Travel / Holidays

The Green Issue: How to reduce your transportation waste

Published April 14, 2010 With the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from planes, trains and automobiles, the decisions you make …

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The Rosemary District has come a long way since the first Rosemary Rising, but its potential remains unrealized

Published in Creative Loafing Sarasota, Dec. 1, 2009   Rosemary Rising V Holiday Walk 5-9 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 3, between …

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The final destination in my epic journey to the remote towns of the Suncoast: Englewood

Mar. 25, 2009 Here is the final stop in my journey to the most remote towns of the Suncoast: ENGLEWOOD Chatting …

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Next pit stop on my epic journey to the remote towns of the Suncoast: Rubonia

Mar. 25, 2009 Here’s the next destination in my journey to the most remote towns of the Suncoast: RUBONIA When I …

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Next destination in my epic journey to the remote towns of the Suncoast: Anna Maria

Mar. 24, 2009 Here’s the next stop in my journey to the most remote towns of the Suncoast: ANNA MARIA …

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Solomons Castle

Solomon’s Castle

Solomon’s Castle Mar. 24, 2009 (Photo courtesy solomonscastle.org) Next place in my epic journey to the remote …

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Next stop in my epic journey to the remote towns of the Suncoast: Limestone

Mar. 23, 2009 Here’s the next pit stop in my journey to the most remote towns of the Suncoast: LIMESTONE …

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First up in my epic journey to remote towns of the Suncoast: Arcadia

Mar. 23, 2009 I invite you all to join me on a journey into some of the most desolate and …

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Is Pete Theisen’s plan for a Sarasota elevated rail system crazy, genius, or crazy-genius?

Feb. 20, 2009 The major push behind City Commission candidate Pete Theisen’s campaign is his idea for a countywide elevated …

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Top 11 Stories I Want to Write in 2009: Job Watch

Dec. 31, 2008 11. Job Watch I believe the most important story to cover in our current economic situation is …

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Top 11 Stories I Want to Write in 2009: Dude, where’s my apartment?

Dec. 30, 2008 10. Dude, Where’s My Apartment? My first apartment in the Sarasota area may not be standing for …

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Top 11 Stories I Want to Write in 2009: Blues Clues

Dec. 29, 2008 9. Blues Clues I’m stoked to cover the 19th Annual Sarasota Blues Festival this October. The blues …

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Top 11 Stories I Want to Write in 2009: Cowabunga, Dude!

Dec. 28, 2008 8. Cowabunga, dude! One thing that was definitely in abundance during my trip to Australia was great …

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Top 11 Stories I Want to Write in 2009: Adventures on the High Seas

Dec. 27, 2008 7. Adventure on the High Seas One of my ultimate loves in life is sailing and I …

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Top 11 Stories I Want to Write in 2009: Tricky Dickey

Dec. 26, 2008 6. Tricky Dickey Another man around town that I would love to meet up with is Dickey …

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Top 11 Stories I Want to Write in 2009: Prix Fix

Dec. 25, 2008 5. Prix Fix I plan to dig deep into this summer’s Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix. Coming from …

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Top 11 Stories I Want to Write in 2009: Rebuilding New Orleans

Dec. 24, 2008 4. Rebuilding New Orleans Last I heard, my cousin J.T. was volunteering for AmeriCorps in New Orleans. …

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Top 11 Stories I Want to Write in 2009: My Big Adventure (with Pee-Wee!)

3. My Big Adventure (With Pee-Wee) I got the word from a little birdie that Paul Reubens, the actor who …

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Top 11 Stories I Want to Write in 2009: The Tooth of the Matter

2. The Tooth of the Matter I had the amazing opportunity to do some serious scuba diving during my recent …

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Top 11 Stories I Want to Write in 2009: The Dirt on MURT

Dec. 20, 2008 As a newly anointed Sarasotan I feel an obligation to investigate the city through the eyes of …

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2008 Holiday Gift Guide: Authentic United States Currency Wreath

AUTHENTIC UNITED STATES CURRENCY WREATH $10 World Coin & Jewelry Exchange 1509 Main St., Sarasota, 365-5415 or world-coin.net Now we …

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Do It Today: The Irish Tenors Holiday Spectacular

Go check out The Irish Tenors trio perform holiday songs. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota …

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2008 Holiday Gift Guide: Enro Platinum Tie

ENRO PLATINUM TIE $65 The Fitting Room 1693 Main St. Suite C, Sarasota, 362-7213 There’s no excuse for showing up …

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2008 Holiday Gift Guide: Barioni Euro Bordo’ Italian Shoes

BARIONI EURO BORDO’ ITALIAN SHOES $80 Main Street Shoe Repair 1693 Main St. Suite E., Sarasota, 951-2359 or sarasotashoerepair.com Need …

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2008 Holiday Gift Guide: Gnarly Tat

GNARLY TAT $40 and up Superior Tattoo 6637 Superior Ave., Sarasota, 726-7601 There is never a better time of year …

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2008 Holiday Gift Guide: Love & Love Summer Dress

Dec. 7, 2008 LOVE & LOVE SUMMER DRESS $119 Phasion with Pashion 1540 Main St., Sarasota, 366-1710 Hey ladies, you …

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2008 Holiday Gift Guide: Arquati Picture Frame

Dec. 6, 2008 ARQUATI PICTURE FRAME $265 Jessica’s Framing Studio 1507 Second St., Sarasota, 955-8446 or jessicasframing.com It’s about time …

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2008 Holiday Gift Guide: Winchester John Wayne Signature Edition .45 Colt Ammunition

Dec. 6, 2008 WINCHESTER JOHN WAYNE SIGNATURE EDITION 45 COLT AMMUNITION $45.75 Bullet Hole 1576 Main St., Sarasota, 957-1996 Nothing …

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2008 Holiday Gift Guide: Ruffwear Approach Pack

Dec. 6, 2008 RUFFWEAR APPROACH PACK $74.95 Environeers 5373 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, 371-6208 or environeers.com Your pooch is probably getting …

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2008 Holiday Gift Guide: Giant Martini Glass

Dec. 5, 2008 GIANT MARTINI GLASS $195 International Glass Art Outlet 999A Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, 371-5492 or glassartwarehouse.com This gift …

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My Epic Quest to Buy Gifts for the Whole Family in One Day at the Red Barn

Dec. 5, 2008 Giddy-up! It’s that time of year when we buy useless items for people who will probably never …

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2010 Summer Guide: Siesta Key

Escape from Earth with a parasailing excursion As the bright yellow 31-foot powerboat dubbed “Smile High” is lowered into the …

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2010 Summer Guide: Anna Maria Island

Bradenton Beach’s Historic Bridge Street offers paradise without all those pesky tourists Some of us big city folk down here …

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