Sanibel Island Named One of the Best Beach Towns in Florida

By Lauren Tjaden The National Weather Service tweeted that today there’s a 115 degree temperature difference between Key West, Fla., and Great Falls, Minn. This goes a long way toward explaining why so many folks migrate to the Sunshine State in winter. The question is which is the best beach town…

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Your Guide to Sanibel Island Shopping

By Jeanette Scott Sanibel is a small island off the west coast of Florida best known for its beautiful beaches, amazing shelling and laid-back lifestyle. You won’t want to miss another treasure on this island though – the Sanibel shopping! You simply can’t leave Sanibel without a memento from…

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Down the Garden Path

By Ann Marie O'Phelan Outdoor pursuits center around sand, shells and stunning scenery on Sanibel Island. This article is brought to you by Sanibel Moorings Concominium Resort. "What a beautiful hibiscus!" my cousin Mary said as she pointed to the flowering pink plant right outside our room…

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Wonderful Ways to Discover Sanibel & Captiva Island

By Lauren Tjaden I love nature. I love the beach. I love destinations that aren’t cookie-cutter, that surprise me and enchant me. Which explains why I adore Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The sister barrier Islands are beautiful, with tangles of mangroves hugging the roads and a whopping 15 miles…

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Lonely Planet Fort Myers & Sanibel Island - Get your Free Guide

By Lauren Tjaden You should know about Sanibel Island. It doesn’t have chain restaurants, traffic lights or high rises, and almost every road is fringed by a bike trail. Sanibel’s beaches tend not to have the very white sand typical of much of the Gulf. The Island is famous for shelling, and…

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Fishing for Tarpon in Sanibel

An ineffable passion for tarpon and tarpon fishing has long driven anglers to lengths that the uninitiated might consider a bit deranged. Most hardcore tarpon anglers – and there are plenty of them throughout the world – will spend their last dollar sleeping outside in a swamp in pursuit of the…

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Wildlife in Fort Myers and Sanibel

Fort Myers and Sanibel have several parks where you can see manatees, dolphins, roseate spoonbills and other wildlife. A solitary bald eagle peers down at us from his perch as we bicycle down the sandy path along towering palms, seagrapes and wildflowers. He waits until we meet our guide – then…

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