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Things to do in Southwest Florida with Visiting Friends & Family: Janet’s Itinerary

Do you live in Southwest Florida and looking for things to do with visiting friends or family? Here’s an itinerary for my friend Janet’s Feb. 2020 visit which includes activities in Sarasota, Punta Gorda, Englewood and North Fort Myers.

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A Birdhouse at ECHO Global Farm in North Fort Myers, Fla. The Organization is Included in 100 Things to do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Before You Die by Nancy Hamilton.
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Florida Travel: Vacation in Fort Myers & Sanibel Like a Pro

Sometimes, the best kept secrets are right under our noses. I have lived in Florida for more than 20 years and have explored this state from top to bottom from Pensacola to Dry Tortugas and everywhere in between. Yet, every day I am learning something new about the Sunshine State. I’m guessing there are thousands […]

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Showing Off My Southwest and Central Florida

Living in Florida means living in the world’s top tourism destination and traveling to Orlando is a breeze. Oftentimes I need to remind myself how fortunate I am living so close to attractions others take years of planning before visiting. I’m always reminded how lucky I am when friends visit. 

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

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 […]

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L is for Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens in Matlacha, Florida

Immediately stepping into the Lovegrove Gallery and Gardens in Matlacha, Florida, my mind was on sensory overload. Vibrant colors in hues of green, blue and pink were everywhere. Inside the gallery of Leoma Lovegrove, paintings display her whimsy with artwork influenced by everything from The Beatles to 9/11. Without a doubt, the splendor of Southwest […]

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Shake, Roll and Muddle: Evening at the National Bartenders and Casino School in Fort Myers, Fla.

On a recent Saturday night I did what most single gals do, I hit the bar. However, rather than drinking I was behind the bar learning how to properly shake, roll and muddle drinks during a 90-minute class at the National Bartenders and Casino School in Fort Myers, Fla.

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I Ate Bugs and Tolerated It: ECHO Farm, Fort Myers

“Would you like a grilled cricket?” the young woman said while holding a bag of chilled mealworms. I attended ECHO Farm Day at Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization in North Fort Myers, Fla., yesterday. Founded back in the 1970s, it’s a global Christian organization believing in equipping people with agricultural skills and resources to reduce […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Ortiz Flea Market

Sunday I joined the Slow Food Southwest Florida group for a tour of the Ortiz Flea Market in Fort Myers, Fla. Santiago De Choch was the guide of this ethnic market. It’s primarily dominated with Mexican vendors but the market is full of all sorts of treasures such as fresh produce, leather boots and belts, […]

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Fancy Sandcastles on Fort Myers Beach, Nov. 3 – 8, 2009

Last year I ventured out to Fort Myers Beach for the American Sandsculpting Championship and was truly wowed by the sandy masterpieces sculpted by sand artists. Somewhere I have video (but guess I didn’t get around to making a flick out of it!) but check out some of last year’s sand sculptures.

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