A wooden footbridge leading to the beach

Food & Wine Archives

Spotlight On Our Team: Michele Knuese

Meet our fearless leader, Michele Knuese. Having been in the local vacation rental business for over 30 years, Wisconsin-born Knuese was perfectly poised to take the helm of Florida Vacation Connection in 1994. As owner and manager, Michele calls upon her decades… Read More

A Stroll Through Sarasota’s Farmers Markets

Given the Sarasota area’s endless sunshine and natural beauty, it’s no surprise that there’s a robust farmers market scene here. Both the islands and the mainland host markets that showcase the food, products, artwork and more that reflect the spirit of… Read More

After Hours On The Islands

It’s after 6 p.m. on Longboat Key. The sun is about to set and dinner plans are calling. It’s a gorgeous evening all around, and there’s absolutely no reason not to extend it well into the night. The area’s evenings are generally balmy,… Read More

Classic St. Armands Circle

If you’ve spent any time on Longboat Key or in Sarasota proper, or done any amount of research on the area, you’ve heard of St. Armands. John Ringling’s fancy shopping circle is a bustling, beautiful promenade just steps from the beach, and… Read More