Category Archives: Travel

Good News – Record Breaking Tourism Increases

Recently released figures indicate that people still like us a lot. Lee County, through their tourism consultant, reported that the tourism tax collections (which reflect occupancy levels) for the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel continue record-breaking increases. The first four months of this fiscal year saw an 18% increase. Similarly, the airport reported a 4% increase in passenger traffic.... Read More »


Sanibel is Blooming

 Poinciana trees are colorful this time of year! Read More »


Sanibel & Captiva Islands

 Just another day in paradise! Read More »


Upcycle Art Fest on Sanibel

Paintings on palm fronds, jewelry from recycled soda cans, a sculpture from a reclaimed tree stump, pillows from cloth scraps, bowls of recycled paper and fabric, abstract wall hangings from re-purposed gadgets, and magnificent sculptures from old bicycle tires: Upcycle! Art Fest promises a marketplace of creatively re-envisioned art by artists from around the country.  The art fest takes place... Read More »


Interesting Cruises in our Area

Both Captiva Cruises and SCCF are offering new cruises this year. Captiva Cruises will be cruising to the Tarpon Lodge and the Calusa Indian Mounds. They will leave at 10 AM on Tuesdays from McCarthy’s Marina on Captiva and travel to Pineland on Pine Island. The diverse fishing culture of the area will be discussed during the cruise which will... Read More »


Birdwatching

 All the cold weather up north has brought down lots of birds.  If you haven’t been through Ding Darling recently, you should go. Bird-watching is at it’s best right now. Read More »


Shelling Map

Shelling has always been one of the things that make Sanibel Special. It’s known widely for its prolific shelling. You can now scan the shores of Sanibel to find the best shelling spots on a new interactive map in the Shell Museum. The map allows shellers to post up-to-date information on shelling and beach conditions, The museum encourages enthusiasts to... Read More »


Merry Christmas from Sanibel and Captiva

 The sun is shining brightly and temps are predicted in the high 70’s for Christmas Day.  That’s my kind of Christmas! Wishing you all joy and happiness this holiday season. Read More »


Sanibel Lighthouse

Check out our newly painted lighthouse all decked out for Christmas! Read More »


Sanibel Island

 Don’t you wish you were here?! Another day in paradise…. Read More »