Tag Archive: family beach vacations

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.

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...

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!

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.

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!

21 Dec

Why Sanibel Is Rated a #1 Travel Destination

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So now that you know a little about me, and my history, I want to tell you more about the island that is Sanibel! Sanibel officially became a city in 1974, which wouldn’t be that interesting for most people but… at that time. an organization called the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation formed and became the driving force behind what Sanibel Island and Captiva Island are today.

20 Nov

Sanibel Island: The Perfect Beach Vacation

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Ric Base of the Sanibel Island Chamber of Commerce tells us why Sanibel Island is paradise! Learn about the natural beauty and fun Sanibel has to offer! Perfect for family vacations, romantic getaways, Florida destination weddings and meetings on Sanibel Island!

19 Oct

Welcome to Shelly’s Sanctuary!

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Welcome to my brand new blog: Shelly’s Sanctuary! I want to tell you about this place called Sundial Beach Resort & Spa on Sanibel Island but, more importantly, I want to share with you what this resort, and the island as a whole, means to my family and me. Let me introduce myself. My name is Shelly Sanders.