Best Beer in Florida


When it comes to the best beer in Florida, you don’t have to go any further than Southwest Florida’s local breweries.

At the 2022 Best Florida Beer Championship in Tampa, Southwest Florida breweries, including Scotty’s Bierwerks, Fort Myers Brewing Company and LaBelle Brewing Company, swept the Double IPA category.  Scotty’s Bierwerks also won first runner-up for Best Beer in Florida.

On your next visit to Ocean’s Reach,  » Read more

On This Memorial Day

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“Land of the free because of the brave.”

On this Memorial Day, we want to thank our veterans, active service members and their families for all they do and remember those who gave their lives in protecting our precious freedoms.  We’re forever grateful.  » Read more

Another “Best Of” List


We love seeing our island included in “Best Of” lists, and recently we saw that we made the grade for the “12 Best Places to Visit in Florida” according to World Atlas magazine.

Listed as “Must Visit,” Sanibel is described as follows:

In the Gulf of Mexico and close to Fort Myers, Sanibel Island is known as a quaint and natural travel destination,  » Read more

Islands Night is Coming!


Take me out to the ballgame — It’s time for some peanuts and crackerjacks!

The 29th Annual Islands Night is set for June 1st this year, pitting the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels up against the Tampa Tarpons — free of charge — at the Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers.

The tradition was started close to three decades ago by Sam Bailey, whose descendants own and operate Bailey’s General Store on Sanibel,  » Read more

Pinball Wizards


Ever since I was a young boy
I’ve played the silver ball …

After two years of COVID cancellations, the IFPA World Pinball Championship — considered the “Super Bowl of Pinball” — is coming to Southwest Florida this week!

Sixty-four of the world’s top pinball wizards — traveling from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark,  » Read more

Your One-Minute Sanibel Vacation


Take a 60-second break for a virtual mini-vacay!

Many thanks to our friend Pam Rambo at “I Love Shelling” for reminding us of what we love about our little corner of the world.

As she says, “Sit back and relax on a sandy beach watching the pelicans fly by on Sanibel Island with your toes tucked around seashells and salty air.”

Be sure to click this to “Full Screen”  » Read more

Hey, Taxi!


Fort Myers Water Taxi offers a new way to experience restaurants and bars along the Caloosahatchee River.  The service — a first-of-its-kind for the area — is operated by Captain Brian Corrian, who hopes to expand to more stops in the future.

Currently, Fort Myers Water Taxi offers guests a laid-back way to visit three stops along the Caloosahatchee River:  Pinchers Crab Shack at The Marina at Edison Ford …  » Read more

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