Escape to an Island Paradise
Central Florida Lifestyle|January 2020
The tiny island town of Boca Grande in southwest Florida offers visitors an escape from the real world.
Lyndsay Fogarty

Three hours and about 175 miles southwest of Orlando is a 7-mile long island called Gasparilla. At the south end of the island is the Boca Grande Pass, one of the deepest natural channels in the state that is famous for its tarpon fishing. At the center is the historic town of Boca Grande, a quaint, charming village that makes it easy to leave the real world behind for a while.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA LIFESTYLEView All

What To Expect From Orlando's Real Estate Market

Opendoor predicts that East Orlando, and specifically Lake Nona, will remain hot in 2020.

2 mins read
Central Florida Lifestyle
January 2020

What You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month serves as a reminder for women to stay on top of their reproductive health to prevent deadly diseases.

2 mins read
Central Florida Lifestyle
January 2020

Top 5 Tips For Families In The New Year

How to focus on self-care and positivity as a family in this new decade.

2 mins read
Central Florida Lifestyle
January 2020

Is Now a Good Time to Sell My Home?

What sellers can expect from Orlando’s housing market in 2020.

1 min read
Central Florida Lifestyle
January 2020

7 Steps To Plan A Remodel

Keep these tips in mind when you’re planning your home’s next remodel to ensure the project goes smoothly.

2 mins read
Central Florida Lifestyle
January 2020

Where to Pair Food & Wine

All of the items you have to have at Wine Bar George in Disney Springs.

2 mins read
Central Florida Lifestyle
January 2020

Standing Up to Domestic Violence

With a comprehensive shelter and a wealth of helpful services, Harbor House of Central Florida seeks to eliminate domestic violence in the lives of local survivors.

2 mins read
Central Florida Lifestyle
January 2020

Save the Date!

These exciting annual events are right around the corner, and you don’t want to miss them.

2 mins read
Central Florida Lifestyle
January 2020

Going Back to College

Thinking of returning to school to complete a degree, further your career or change careers? Consider these five tips before taking your educational journey.

4 mins read
Central Florida Lifestyle
January 2020

Escape to an Island Paradise

The tiny island town of Boca Grande in southwest Florida offers visitors an escape from the real world.

2 mins read
Central Florida Lifestyle
January 2020
RELATED STORIES

GOLF GOES TO NETFLIX AND IT HAS COMPETITION FROM TENNIS

Formula One racing got a huge boost in interest in North America through the Netflix series “Drive to Survive.”

6 mins read
AppleMagazine
January 21, 2022

SHOOTING FROM THE HIP

Celebrating the modern shooters that make aim-down-sights optional.

4 mins read
PC Gamer US Edition
January 2022

BATTERED TIGER'S TRAGIC COMEBACK

Legend confesses he won’t play golf full-time ever again

1 min read
Globe
December 20, 2021

Grand Openings

Hospitality heats up with new upscale properties for 2022.

5 mins read
Global Traveler
Class Act 2021

Home on the Greens

Golf-driven real estate is finally getting out of the rough.

6 mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
September 20, 2021

News From the WORLD OF MEDICINE

HEALTH TIPS

3 mins read
Reader's Digest US
September 2021

What Works For Me: Swim With The Shark

During his career, Greg Norman racked up 91 professional wins and spent 331 weeks atop the Official World Golf Ranking. On the green and in the boardroom, the Hall of Fame lives up to his nickname: The Shark. Here’s how he stays razor sharp.

3 mins read
Men's Journal
July - August 2021

2022 Volkswagen Golf R

Drifting a Volkswagen Golf is weird. Like, really weird. The Golf has long been a beacon of front-wheel drive—and FWD-based all-wheel-drive— excellence, but getting its rear to swing wide typically meant yanking a handbrake or getting hit by a dump truck.

2 mins read
Motor Trend
July 2021

The Call of Y'all

Longer days and warmer temperatures— combined with travel starting to feel more accessible—means the season is ripe for tennis getaways. Ready to get back into the swing of things? Pack your gear and point your compass towards one of these SOUTHERN STATES

4 mins read
Tennis
May - June 2021

RANCHO BERNARDO INN

ARRIVAL/CHECK-IN: I had been itching for a road trip or staycation for a while and decided to take a few days away from Los Angeles and head down to sunny San Diego and explore downtown and Coronado Island.

2 mins read
Global Traveler
April - May 2021