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24 Jul

Culinarian’s Day & Sundial’s Executive Chef Patrick Fitz

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Today is Culinarian’s Day, a silly holiday all about celebrating anyone and everyone who cooks! In honor of this, I thought it would be only appropriate to pay tribute to someone who really knows his way around a kitchen: Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Executive Chef, Patrick Fitz.

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.

19 Jun

Sanibel Summerfest is in full swing at Sundial

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It’s Sanibel Summerfest time at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa and to help celebrate the season, Sundial has recruited local favorite Danny Morgan and his band to provide live entertainment every Friday, launched TWO new Happy Hours back to back and just announced a contest where you can win a free weekend for two at the resort!

1 May

Gluten: What is it? Where is it? Should I avoid it? What do I eat instead?

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The World of Gluten can be really overwhelming. If you don't have Celiac Disease or a gluten intolerance, you do not need to eliminate gluten entirely from your diet. However, cutting gluten from the areas of your diet where it does not need to be and making simple swaps will lead you to feeling and being healthier. Here's my cheat sheet for getting to know what's-what with this wheat protein.

24 Apr

Sundial BBQ Blowouts: A Great Way to Spend Your Saturday

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If you’re looking for something to do this Saturday, or any Saturday over the summer, head over to Sundial and give the BBQ Blowout a try! Barbeques and cookouts are summer afternoon staples. This year, at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, the staple came early with the introduction of weekly BBQ Blowouts. My family and I have spent more than one Saturday piling our plates and playing the afternoon away.

18 Apr

Circuit Training: The Perfect Workout for the Time-Starved (& Easily Bored) Among Us

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So what actually is Circuit Training? It’s a workout technique where you rotate between aerobic, strength, resistance and cardio exercises, and repeat for a designated amount of time or circuits. What adds to this workout method’s appeal, and part of what has led to its rise in popularity over recent years, is its success as a fat burner and metabolism booster. Combine that with the ability to knock out a full-body workout in as little as 15 minutes and even customize your own circuits and it’s no wonder there are entire gyms dedicated solely to circuit training.