The Great Outdoors

Pitzer soars above the Gulf.

Flying High: Kiteboarding tips from Clearwater Beach’s Pitzer Gills

When I tell Pitzer how difficult the sport looks, he laughs. “There is definitely a learning curve,” he says, but “a little goes a long way once you get out on the water.”

Earl "Buck" Lynge takes a break from his daily bike ride near St. Pete's Vinoy Park Beach. Photos by Eric Snider.

The Bicycling Boom: The wheels just keep on turning

The bike shortage is easing somewhat, but experts say that if you see a bike you like right now you should buy it.

Making a putt with the Aviar Putt & Approach disc. Photo: Innova.

Disc Golf: A uniquely accessible sport that’s soaring in popularity

“People wanted to do anything outdoors and keep social distancing, and discovered disc golf as one of the options,” says Trevor Toenjes of Local Route Disc Golf Pro Shop in Clearwater.

Pickleball: It’s not just for seniors anymore (but they still play, too)

Made up on the spot in 1965 by two friends on Bainbridge Island near Seattle — and named after one of their dogs — pickleball is among the fastest-growing sports in America.

Lincoln’s new Corsair will be music to your ears

When you go into Drive and haven’t quite closed your door, all you hear is a touch of percussion with a background sound of violins and violas — thanks to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Weekend Top Ten 3/5-7: Strawberries & Beer, Livestreams & Lights on Tampa

Jump on a ferris wheel in Plant City, sample cuisines at a theme park, shop top artists virtually or enjoy chamber music in your living room. You can do it all! Florida Strawberry Festival. In keeping with the times, Plant City’s celebration of its favorite berry morphs from big-name-concert-series-and-oh-by-the-way-there-are-strawberries mode back to its country-fair roots, […]

Meet a “Sur-Thriver”: Hands Across the Bay’s Melissa Dohme Hill talks to Tom duPont

A survivor of domestic violence herself, Melissa Dohme-Hill talks about the important work being done by Hands Across the Bay to help survivors rebuild their lives.

The Wanderlocal team's new home-to-be.

Moving Out of Our Airstream

Until now, we were traveling in a borrowed unit while Airstream built our very own 2021 30-foot camper. She’s finally ready!

Pitzer soars above the Gulf.

Flying High: Kiteboarding tips from Clearwater Beach’s Pitzer Gills

When I tell Pitzer how difficult the sport looks, he laughs. “There is definitely a learning curve,” he says, but “a little goes a long way once you get out on the water.”