Florida’s premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine’s list of the “10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States,” ranked by Golf Digest as the “Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America,” and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live in the South.” For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Charlotte Harbor Visitors and Convention Bureau, 18500 Murdock Circle, Suite B-104, Port Charlotte, FL; 941-743-1900, or call toll free at 1-800-652-6090 for a free Visitor’s Guide; or visit the Web site at CharlotteHarborTravel.com.
Are you nervous about your next beach trip with all the shark bites in the news? A Southwest Florida expert, who was just featured on the Discovery Channel’s shark week, says not to worry. Sarasota-based Mote Marine Laboratory’s director of shark research, Bob Hueter, says there are a lot of misconceptions. “When people hear the […]
Temperatures in the 80s and 90s combined with high humidity is enough to wilt even the most enthusiastic sun worshipper. When temperatures rise, older adults in particular are at risk because aging reduces the body’s ability to cool off. Here are some common sense and fun ways to beat the Florida heat. Water. Drink plenty […]
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has temporarily made snook and redfish catch-and-release only from the northernmost point of Anna Maria Island in Manatee County to Gordon Pass in Collier County. This was done through an Executive Order in response to the naturally-occurring red tide bloom in southwest Florida and is in effect […]
Forecasters are even more confident that this Atlantic hurricane season will be a breeze. But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration still warns coastal residents to be vigilant as the six-month season hits its peak. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center on Thursday gave its forecast calling for a below-normal hurricane season a 90 percent degree of […]