Island Living

Why I love living and raising my family on Sanibel Island

Independence Day Celebrations on the Islands

Every year, the islands celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic parade down Periwinkle Way. Celebrate America’s Birthday, Island-Style!

How Tides Affect Shelling & Fishing

If you are a serious sheller or fisher, you know that the tides play an important role in choosing the best times to set out on an excursion.

VIDEO: Cycling on Sanibel

The Sanibel Bike Club has produced an excellent video on bicycling on our island. Enjoy this entertaining take on how to safely bike the many miles of paths that cover our island.

History of the Sanibel Lighthouse

The Sanibel Lighthouse is a well recognized symbol of quant Sanibel Island and a historical landmark on the Gulf of Mexico. It is the first lighthouse on Florida’s Gulf Coast that is north of Key West.

Sanibel Beach Weddings – Do’s & Don’ts

Wedding season is here! A number of weddings happen in the spring and summer months throughout the country… but here on Sanibel and Captiva Island, every season is wedding season.

Sanibel Island Summer Camps 2015

As summer draws closer and the school year winds down, we thought it would be helpful to provide a list of some of the Summer Camps happening on Sanibel this year.

Earth Day Trash Talk

Earth Day and protecting our environment is especially important to Sanibel and Captiva as the islands are home to a large number of wildlife and sea creatures.

Biking Safety on Sanibel

Looking out of our office window, we see a bounty of bikers peddling up and down Periwinkle Way every day. Especially during the busy weeks of “peak season,” there seems to be almost as many bikers on the sidewalks as cars on the road!

Sanibel Farmers Market Tradition

If you’ve visited Sanibel & Captiva Islands in the winter or early spring, you’ve probably experienced the Sanibel Farmers Market first-handedly. Locals and vacationers alike flock to the market on Sunday mornings to bask in the bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and pastries. Since 2008, farmers, bakers, fishermen and chefs have brought their local […]

Sanibel Wood Stork Sightings

Today, I was surprised to find a pair of Wood Storks lounging in our yard. They let us walk up close to them without concern. Emily, our 15 year old daughter, took these pictures with her new camera.