Sweet Sweet Sanibel Summertime

Wondering what Summer is like in Southwest Florida and on Sanibel Island? We’ve prepared a Sanibel Summertime Summary just for you!

How’s The Weather on Sanibel?

Snowbirds Welcome Sanibel Island Weather During the winter months, it’s pretty cold up north and many people flock to Southwest Florida to thaw out. Down south, we call these people “snow birds” and we warmly welcome them to paradise. We encourage visitors to leave their winter parkas behind, because here on Sanibel Island, it rarely […]

See Tropical Storm Isaac on Sanibel Island [Videos]

Tropical Storm Isaac Causes Little Damage, Some Flooding on Sanibel [Videos Below] Isaac passed Sanibel far to the West. We experienced gusty winds and rain, but our main concern was the storm surge. To see first hand how Tropical Storm Isaac was affecting our island, Susan and I took a driving tour. The Good News […]

But It’s a Dry Heat…

I took our son Andrew with me to a conference in Phoenix, then stayed for week south of Tucson visiting Grandparents and enjoying the mountains of the Sonoran Desert. It was a great week with horses, ATVs, gold mines, jeep rides, mountain trails, and hidden caves. The stark arid climate of Arizona contrasts with the […]

How Warm Is Sanibel?

Escaping a colder climate is a major motivation for many of our island buyers. We all know Florida is warm, but how does the climate on Sanibel compare to other places in the US? When I was a kid, my family lived in the Chicago area, and Susan lived in Boston. I wanted to see […]

How not to worry about Hurricane Season

I don’t worry about hurricanes anymore. Don’t misunderstand me, I take them very seriously. I lived at ground zero for Hurricane Andrew in Miami (a category 5 beast) so I have first hand experience of what they can do. I just don’t WORRY about them anymore. Why not? I prepare and have a plan. That’s […]

What Does Hurricane Season Mean for Sanibel?

From June 1st through November 30th it’s hurricane season again. For the Gulf Coast of Florida, the hurricane season doesn’t usually heat up until the second half: late August through November. The peak of the season on Sanibel Island is September 10th. Every place to live has special considerations: quakes, tornados, floods, monster blizzards, pollution, […]