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Just Another Day in Paradise

Bird watching photo courtesy of J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge


As I wander along the stunning Fort Myers Beach, an elderly woman is slapping on the sunscreen ready for a few hours on the lounger.

“Another day in paradise,” she shouts to a passing acquaintance.

It’s an overly-used saying, but after spending five days there in January – swapping the cold, wintry air of England for the warm sea breeze of Florida – it’s not one I would be inclined to argue with.

The south western side of the Sunshine State isn’t usually where Brits go to holiday, preferring the Disney-filled, rollercoaster-fuelled eastern side, but that could soon be about to change.

More and more tourists from Europe are heading to the Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island area, where we spent our five days, and it’s easy to see why.

The Gulf of Mexico coast not only offers cracking weather all year round, but the wildlife on show is equally as hard to beat, as is the seafood-rich cuisine.

To read the rest of this article from our friends “across the pond” at the Nottinghamshire News, click here!

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