Traveler’s Guide to Fort Myers and Sanibel, Florida, from Lonely Planet Makes Vacation Planning Easy

Seashells Scattered on Sanibel Island, Florida
Seashells Scattered on Sanibel Island, Florida

While most of the country is pushing 100-something degrees this summer, the great Sunshine State of Florida has been feeling cool with highs temps in the 80s and 90s. Over on the coast, such as in Southwest Florida, enjoy the tropical breezes off the Gulf of Mexico which makes it feel a little cooler than in Florida’s interior.

Traveler's Guide to Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel by Lonely Planet
Traveler's Guide to Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel by Lonely Planet

If Southwest Florida sounds like your kind of vacation, be sure to order the free Traveler’s Guide to Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel from Lonely Planet. The Fort Myers and Sanibel area is internationally recognized for shelling, winter home of inventor Thomas Edison and spring training home of the Boston Red Sox but also home to other attractions, activities and events.

Art of the Olympians, Fort Myers, Fla.
Art of the Olympians, Fort Myers, Fla.

Discover Beyond the Beaches with Lonely Planet Travel Guide to Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel
Did you know about Art of the Olympians in Fort Myers? It has both permanent and temporary exhibits of art by Olympic athletes. Or how about Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization in North Fort Myers? They have gardens which demonstrate how they show people in developing countries how to become sustainable. J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is a must when visiting Southwest Florida – either a self-guided trip, by tram or by kayak.

Find out about these things to do and other fun activities in the 140-page Lonely Planet travel guide to the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel. It’s smart and compact but packs a lot of useful editorial, rich photography and listings of where to stay, where to dine, what to do and of course, where to dip your toes in the sand. Unlike many other destination travel guides, it doesn’t contain advertising.

Urban Gardening, ECHO Farm, North Fort Myers, Fla., March 19, 2011
Urban Gardening, ECHO Farm, North Fort Myers, Fla., March 19, 2011

Enter the Sweepstakes for a Four-Night Stay in Fort Myers, Enter through July 5, 2012
Time’s a ticking to enter the sweepstakes for a four-night/five-day vacation to Fort Myers. Enter through 11:59 p.m. EST on July 5, 2012. The grand prize is a family trip for four (4) which includes roundtrip (coach class) air transportation, four nights in one room at the DiamondHead Beach Resort, rental car and attraction passes.

Pretty groovy, huh? Visit the sweepstakes website  to learn more about the getaway to Fort Myers and to enter. Better hurry, the entry period ends July 5, 2012.



Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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