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Sporting

From Rock Bottom to Key West Fishing Phenom

Many consider permit to be the pinnacle of fly fishing. But it took hitting a personal low before Nathaniel Linville could truly begin his quest to become one of the best permit fishermen alive

Conservation

A Surprising Discovery of Giant Manta Rays

A biologist finds an enclave of juvenile mantas just off the Florida coast

Travel

Escape to Captiva Island

A visitor gets a delightful taste of one of Southwest Florida’s most treasured destinations

Arts & Culture

Southern Women Spotlight: Mary McLeod Bethune

In 2022, the leader who used education to empower will become the first Black person to have a state-commissioned statue in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall

Food & Drink

The Waffles That St. Petersburg, Florida, Goes Wild Over

Sara Fludd, the Southern baker serving waffles that some say are better-than-Belgian shares her story and a few delicious tips

Home & Garden

Home Decor with Gusto in West Palm Beach

A Florida design haven pushes the bounds of imagination

Interview

One-on-One With Patrick Wilson

He acts, sings, and dances his way from Appalachia to Hollywood’s biggest franchises

Home & Garden

A Palm Beach Paradise

A busy Wellington family slows to a trot in Florida horse country

Arts

Get to Know Jockey Director—and Florida Native—Clint Bentley

With his directorial debut set for wide release and earning a bevy of praise, this filmmaking son of an actual jockey is on the verge of stardom. But he’d rather just tell a great story

Conservation

Bonefish on Drugs

A new study shows that some Florida gamefish—and their prey—are laden with prescription medications

Travel

Gulf Coast Grandeur

Tucked along Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A, Alys Beach offers coastal living in a class of its own

Conservation

Planting Hope for Manatees

An update on the gentle—and threatened—herbivores that winter in Florida

Food & Drink

The Art of the Tampa Cuban

A Tampa native dishes on the city’s most famous sandwich—and what it takes to make it

Music

How Aoife O’Donovan Hit Reset in Central Florida

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter on recording her new album, Age of Apathy, outside Orlando and the spots that kept her fed and fulfilled

Travel

John Brandon’s Florida Odyssey

A stranger-than-fiction road trip with the novelist and Sunshine State native John Brandon amid the swamps, springs, cemeteries, sinkholes, alligators, manatees, and real-life characters that inspired his epic Ivory Shoals

Ask G&G

Did Florida Steal the Panhandle from Alabama?

Plus: Global cotton and wing-shooting tune-ups

My Town

My Town: Bubba Watson’s Pensacola, Florida

The two-time Masters champion on where to eat, drink, and hang out in his hometown

Land & Conservation

The Grassroots Impact of Captains For Clean Water

Meet the winners of the 2020 Rare Life Award: two fishing guides uniting communities in a fight for Florida’s ecology

Books

What We’re Reading: Cat Tale

The compelling saga of the Florida panther’s comeback

End of the Line

Florida, Man!

Rambling along in the Sunshine State