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Forget that other Holiday rush…the Sanibel Holiday Rush is in full swing!

After the incredible year Southwest Florida tourism had in 2021, it soon became clear that Sanibel would be a popular destination again in 2022.  We just didn’t realize it would happen...

Sanibel Farmer Market

Just when things were (finally) starting to quiet down on the islands…we’re all getting excited again for Sundays (and not just because football’s back)!

The Sanibel Island Farmer’s Market is back for its 14th season from the beginning of October through the end of May...

Island Cinima Logo

Earlier this year, the owners of the Bailey’s Shopping Center decided to permanently close the islands’ only movie theater, Island Cinema (We should note that the BIG Arts center does show films on Monday nights from November to April, but these are mostly independent films...

Woman holding red "sorry were closed" sign.

It has been a stellar year for tourism on Sanibel and Captiva.  Call it “revenge travel” or the “pent-up need for travel,” but Southwest Florida hospitality (hotels, motels, vacation rentals, restaurants) and retail shops had such an influx of travelers (some of them for the...

The Bubble Room exterior

MERRY CHRISTMAS! (But, wait...it's barely September.  What happened to the pumpkin spice?)

We said that because "It's Always Christmas at The Bubble Room," one of Captiva Island's legendary restaurants.  From the first step inside it looks like Christmas from the 1920s to the 1940s exploded...

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