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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...

Mask on beach

As you may have heard Governor Ron DeSantis has suspended all COVID-19 emergency orders, including the mask mandates, and will be invalidated on July 1.  While it’s no longer mandatory by the City of Sanibel and the State of Florida to wear a mask in...

Southern Living Magazine cover March 2021
Admit it...don't you love it when your hometown or your favorite place gets mentioned in a nationwide medium (when it's GOOD news, of course).  That's how we feel about a recent article in Southern Living magazine.
It starts off by interviewing a couple who discovered...

As you may have heard recently, some Florida communities have mandated that everyone wear a mask or other face covering.  Those that haven’t are still affected as some major franchises (Walmart, CVS, Winn-Dixie, Publix, etc.) are requiring all customers to wear masks inside their stores....

Sanibel Holiday

(Apologies to Meat Loaf for that title.)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce issued a new promotion, #paradisecanwait .  While Sanibel cannot accept any arrivals during the month of April, we know there will come a day when "social distancing"...

Southwest Florida (especially the coast) counted themselves fortunate, as Hurricane Dorian eventually made a turn to the northwest (as expected) and may only brush along the east coast from Florida all the way to North Carolina as it weakens.  Of course, our thoughts are with...

September in Southwest Florida is one of the hottest venues around.  We don’t mean the temperature, though it’s STILL plenty warm down here.  Captiva Island helps kick off the 6th Annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest on September 20 – 23 before moving on to Fort...

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