Categories for Sanibel Island

13 Sep

Planning for the Holidays

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I was watching the Today Show Wednesday and one of the topics of conversation was the K-Mart Holiday Ad that just aired. Apparently it first ran earlier this week, a full 106 days before Christmas! Despite the supposedly premature timing of the ad, it did one thing right: it made me start thinking about what my family will be doing this holiday season.

16 Aug

Fishing Charters Around Sanibel: How to choose the right one for you

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Due to Sanibel’s mild climate and the relatively calm and temperate waters of the Gulf of Mexico, fishing is a year round activity. There are literally dozens of different options for choosing your charter. First, you should begin by deciding what kind of charter you want. Sanibel offers three basic types of fishing: inshore, offshore and fly.

17 Jul

What To Do This Week Around Sanibel Island

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Now that summer is halfway over, my kids have officially entered the “I’m bored” phase. It’s that phase kids go through when the euphoria of newly found freedom from school has waned and the panic that school is fast approaching has yet to set in. I decided to find out what’s going on over the next week that’s a little different to force the kids out of their rut and entertain the whole family. Here’s what I found...

11 Jul

What to do with the Shells You’ve Shelled

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Sanibel Island is known as the number one Shelling location in the world. Shelling: To look for or collect shells, as on a seashore. But what do you really do with the shells once you’ve found them, put them in your bucket, gone through the trouble of cleaning them off and finally brought them home with you?

27 Jun

Taking Advantage of Sanibel Island’s Natural Assets

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Sanibel Island is a place that embraces and respects the natural state of the land and works to protect both it and its non-human inhabitants. It is because of this that those of us who have the pleasure of living here, and those who are able to visit, are able to enjoy such a variety of natural and unspoiled treasures. Here you'll find some activities that will get you close to that nature.

3 Apr

How to Stay Safe in the Sun

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For everyone planning a visit to Sundial or swapping winter clothes for warm weather clothes and dreaming of the sun, here are some of the things I’ve learned that’ll help you keep yourself and your family protected while enjoying the outdoors. I hope these tips will help you all stay protected in the sun this spring and summer and insure that no one is doomed to feeling like a boiled lobster!

28 Mar

Your Easter Activities Burn Calories!

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The big weekend is still ahead of us, though, and we’re definitely planning on ending spring break on a high note. This weekend is going to be crazy! Our family is hitting TWO Easter Egg Hunts, BOTH BBQ Blowouts at Sundial and taking a little time at the Children’s Spring Festival! When I saw how much food was involved in all of this I decided I needed to find a few creative ways to burn calories on the move. Here are some Easter holiday ways to work off those chocolate bunnies!

20 Mar

Baseball’s Opening Day 2013

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I can’t believe Spring Training is almost over and Opening Day is only a week and a half away! So far my husband and son have already been to 3 games, and they’re going to more during spring break, but they’re lamenting the end of spring training. While I don’t get to as many games as the boys, I do love having the Red Sox and Twins in our neighborhood every year, even if it is only for a month. It’s exciting to watch the teams get back together after their break and find their rhythm, getting revved up for opening day.

13 Mar

St. Paddy’s Day – Sanibel Style!

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St. Patrick's Day is this Sunday! Everyone in our house is excited for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day weekend. There are plenty of opportunities all over the island to eat, drink and dance like the Irish! Here are just a few that you may want to check out this holiday weekend.