I Have Become Comfortably Rare

By Tanner Yea You may have seen it roaming around the city or cruising up and down the Gulf Coast – a 1978 VW Bus, painted pure black except for accent stripes and a refracting prism painted on the side. As it pulls up, you notice the stereo is blasting Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of …
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Submerged Art: Creativity Meets Ecology in Walton County

By Kelly Oden Scuba divers and art lovers rejoice! The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) in partnership with the South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) and support from the National Endowment for the Arts will join two of South Walton, Florida’s most beloved attractions—the arts and the Gulf of Mexico—with the introduction of …
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Food, Drinks and Dragons!

By Heidi Travis Derived from the Duanwu Festival in China, which occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month of the traditional Chinese calendar, Pensacola’s Annual Dragon Boat Festival puts a local spin on the whole spectacle. The all-day festival, which takes place September 9 at Bayou Texar, includes music, food, and children’s games, …
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Seville Quarter’s Golden Jubilee Celebration

By Heidi Travis Seville Quarter, the Gulf Coast’s premier entertainment and dining complex is turning 50 and that means 10 days of celebration from August 11–21. On August 16, 1967 Bob Snow—talented trumpeter, Dixieland band-leader, ex-navy pilot and jack of all trades—embraced his entrepreneurial spirit and bought the old Pensacola Cigar and Tobacco Company warehouse …
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A Land Before Time

Written by Tanner Yea + photographs by Ben Raines About 10 miles off the coast of Gulf Shores, Alabama, and roughly 60 feet under the water lay a glimpse into the past the world has never seen before. Spreading roughly a half a square mile is an ancient cypress forest, which was buried under the …
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Home on the Ranch

Written by Hana Frenette + photographed by Guy Stevens Tucked away off a quiet country road in Jay, is a sprawling ranch where thousands of beautiful European fallow deer graze peacefully. The property, known as Santa Rosa Ranch, encompasses more than 620 acres of rolling grassy hills, oak-lined trails, wooded forests, and a handful of …
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