A wooden footbridge leading to the beach

Outdoor Activities Archives

Spotlight On Our Team: Sue

Dinner restaurant: Columbia Restaurant. The best Cuban food in town. Breakfast spot: Sage Biscuit Cafe in Bradenton. On-the-waterfront dining:  Anna Maria’s Waterfront Restaurant and Craft Bar.  Ask about their daily specials; they’re sometimes unique but always delicious. Seafood restaurant:… Read More

Spotlight On Our Team: Dallas

Dinner restaurant: So many great places in Sarasota. My home for 31 years has been Anna Maria, so if you want to think outside the box, try The Feast. It’s in a small shopping center on Anna Maria, and it’s AH-Mazing!! Make… Read More

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

Spotlight on LBK’s Newest Park

Longboat Key’s premier park is one of the most beloved places on the island, and not just because of the three—count ’em three—pickleball courts. No, these nine acres set right on the water are dedicated to sports and recreation of all kinds,… Read More

Where To Fish In Sarasota

If you’re an angler, you’ve chosen well: Longboat Key and the Sarasota area host some of the best fishing in the Sunshine State. We’ve got offshore and deep sea in the Gulf, freshwater fishing from inland lakes, and the unique ecosystem provided… Read More

Sailing Sarasota’s Seas And More

If you have your own sailboat while here in the Longboat Key and Sarasota area, lucky you. If not, no problem. There are schools, charters, cruises and many other means to gliding across the water available. Sailing in Sarasota is more than… Read More

Year-Round Fun in the Longboat Key Sun

Despite what you may have heard, Florida does have a change of seasons. Sure, our winter may look like everybody else’s spring or fall, but there’s a perceptible shift, and we’ve got the boots and sweaters to prove it. The Sarasota area’s Gulf… Read More