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.

A Grand Rock sunset at Brush Creek Ranch.

Bucket List Adventures: Once-in-a-lifetime trips to dream about for when the pandemic is over

Editor’s Note: When this story went to press for our Spring 2020 Great Outdoors Issue, we had no idea that the COVID-19 pandemic would upend all kinds of travel — not just to the exotic locales Megan Padilla covers here, but to the office, or the beach, or the dog park. But this crisis will […]

The entrance to Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure in Pinellas Park. Photo: Eric Snider.

Outdoor Adventures Are Still Possible, and Bill Jackson's is still open

Editor’s Note: The world we’re living in has changed drastically since we published our Great Outdoors issue last month. But Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure, which Eric Snider profiled for that issue, remains open 10-5 Monday-Saturday for takeaway shopping. While many of the in-store experiences described in Eric’s story (below) have been postponed for the […]

The hunting lodge-like lobby of Bass Pro Shops in Brandon. Photo: Eric Snider

Mmmm…That's Good Bass: The growth of Bass Pro Shops (and yes, they're open)

Editor’s Note: The world we’re living in has changed drastically since we published our Great Outdoors issue last month. But the Bass Pro Shops store in Brandon, which Eric Snider wrote about for that issue, remains open, including special senior shopping hours on weekdays. While conditions may not be all as Eric described them in the […]

The Art Around Us: Public artworks now and in the future

Editor’s Note: This story is included in our Spring 2020 “Great Outdoors” issue, which went to press before the restrictions that came with the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, you won’t be violating any health guidelines if you wander outside by yourself (or a safe distance from your companions) to see the beautiful public artworks Julie Garisto identifies […]

As seen from the terrace, the salt-water infinity pool, sunken spa and the Braden River beyond look like one continuous stretch of water. Plus, the property lines extend over the river to a parcel on the other side so the view will remain unspoiled. Photos courtesy Michael Saunders & Company.

A Riverside Retreat in Bradenton: A country estate that's minutes from the city

Editor’s Note: No matter where you are on this Bradenton property, there’s a seamless sense of being at one with the surrounding landscape — which made it the ideal house for us to feature in our Spring 2020 “Great Outdoors” Issue.  You can’t make up your mind. You want to live in the country, with […]

Photo courtesy Urban Kai.

Stand & Deliver: A newbie's first stand-up paddleboard experience

Editor’s Note: Resie Waechter wrote this story about her first experience with SUP for our Spring 2020 “Great Outdoors” issue, which went to press before the COVID-19 shutdowns. While Urban Kai is not offering group paddles at the moment, you can still rent a board and take it out onto the river — a very pleasant […]

Counselor Nora Gaunt gives campers a chocolatey end-of-season bath. Photo: Heidi Kurpiela

St. Pete's legendary Pioneer Camp: Where kids go wild and parents love it

This story is featured in duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay’s Spring 2020 issue, “The Great Outdoors.” The digital edition is available now, and print magazines will be arriving soon in select mailboxes and distribution points around Tampa Bay. Editor’s Note: The City of St. Petersburg is monitoring the effects of COVID-19. As of March 18, the summer […]

A villa at the Desert Shores Resort, a motorcoach community in Indio, CA. Photos courtesy Desert Shores.

Pull Up To My Oasis: A luxury motorcoach resort in California's Coachella Valley

Need an escape? Enjoy this story from duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay’s Spring 2020 issue, “The Great Outdoors.” Find more great escapes in the digital edition or check out a hard copy, coming soon to select mailboxes and distribution points around Tampa Bay. Although Jon Kile prefers the smaller Mercedes Sprinter to a big luxury RV , […]