Wall-to-Wall Sunshine

Photo from Travel Off Path


Dreaming of powder white sands, warm azure waters and wall-to-wall sunshine?

Grab your flip flops and take your pick of Florida’s magnificent beaches listed in a recent post on Travel Off Path.

Of course, Sanibel Island is mentioned with a highlight on Bowman’s Beach.  They write:

“Sanibel Island is celebrated for the unusual seashells that wash up on its shores,  » Read more

Over the Moon


Stargazers are over the moon excited as this month’s full moon will line up with a partial lunar eclipse early Friday morning.

Why the cause for celebration?  This particular event will be the longest partial lunar eclipse of the century.  The moon will slip into Earth’s shadow for 3 hours and 28 minutes — the longest in 100 years, according to NASA.

A partial lunar eclipse happens when the Earth moves between the sun and the full moon,  » Read more

An IPPY for Ikki


For nearly 40 years, Ikki Matsumoto’s iconic artwork was inspired by the abundant natural wonders of Sanibel and Captiva.

“Captivated, The Art of Ikki Matsumoto” is a heartfelt tribute to the legendary island artist.  The 156-page work was recently recognized with a Bronze Medal “IPPY” in the Coffee Table Book category of the 2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards.  » Read more

“A Very Nice Blessing”


Look what longtime guest Misty S. from Kipling, OH found on her recent visit to Ocean’s Reach:  A prized Junonia!

One of the reasons that the Junonia is considered the rarest shell to find on Sanibel is the fact that Junonia sea snails live miles offshore — on the bottom of the ocean in waters up to 120 feet deep — so it’s very rare for waves to roll them all the way to the beach without being damaged.  » Read more

Men on Boats


Ten explorers.  Four boats.  One Grand Canyon.  Men On Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.

The outlandish crew encounters disaster, conflict and harrowing adventure along the way.  Keeping with the tradition of Backhaus’ acclaimed play, the cast is composed entirely of women.  » Read more

Etching History


Some of the neighbors we have on Sanibel are truly awe-inspiring.  Take artist Luc Century, for instance.

Luc had an instrumental role in the creation of the Vietnam Memorial, which was dedicated in our nation’s capitol on Veteran’s Day in 1982.  He developed a unique engraving technique for the more than 58,000 names inscribed to honor soldiers who had lost their lives.  » Read more

Your Daily Dose of Iron


Tee-rific news!

Topgolf is planning to open its newest technology-enabled entertainment experience in Fort Myers later this year.

The complex will include 70 climate-controlled hitting bays, full-service restaurant and bars, 200 HDTV’s, rooftop terrace, private event space and meeting rooms.  For more information, click here.

Simply putt, this is just another reason why we think Southwest Florida is the best vacation spot,  » Read more

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