Island Living

Why I love living and raising my family on Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island Summer Camps 2019

It’s almost that time of year when the school bell rings for the last time! Here’s a list of local Summer camps for the kids, or visiting grandkids to attend on Sanibel Island!

Sanibel Kids Living The Good Life

While thinking about Mother’s Day this year, I was flipping through a bunch of photos of my kids enjoying island life that I just had to share.

Getting To Know Sanibel

We’ve written more than 280 blogs about Sanibel! But for those unfamiliar with our island, here’s a quick guide to Sanibel.

Flowering Trees Are Blooming in Florida!

I love to see colorful wildflowers and flowering trees come to life in the spring! Here are a few to look for around town.

Don’t Be a Hippo

One day while driving home from the bus stop, our youngest daughter, Abbie, asked what the word ‘hypocrite’ meant. She was six at the time and actively building her vocabulary.

Sanibel Mangrove Trimming Restrictions Explained

A little snip here a little snip there never hurt anyone, right? Wrong. Actually, mangrove trees are a vital part of Florida ecology. So much so that mangrove trimming restrictions have been put in place at both the city and state level.

7 Startling Truths From Sanibel’s Past

Everyone knows Sanibel as the sleepy little barrier island and favorite family vacation destination, but it’s what you don’t know about Sanibel that’ll make you appreciate our island even more.

McCallion’s Model Local Island Fashion

We love our local boutique shops on Sanibel! So much so that Jim and I even volunteered to model clothing from our local shops at the recent Sanibel Community House Association Fashion Show.

How To Know You’re An Islander

Besides holding the deed to your newly purchased Sanibel Island home, here are five signs you are a true “islander.”

Sanibel Fishing Guide

The Gulf of Mexico is a great place for fishing, in fact, avid fisherman visit our islands every year in search of a unique catch. Here’s a list of seven of the most sought-after fish in Southwest Florida.