Island Living

Why I love living and raising my family on Sanibel Island

Your Guide To Florida Furniture & Coastal Decor

Who doesn’t love shopping for coastal decor?? There are so many great places to shop locally, here are a few to get you started.

Sanibel is Spooky!

Between the dark Sanibel skies and wildlife noises, Sanibel can be a little spooky at night! In fact, Sanibel makes for a great Halloween location.

Pick Your Poison Carefully

Using poison to keep rodents out of your home and lawn is frowned upon due to the harmful effects it has on the wildlife that eat those poisoned rodents. Here are some alternative methods and less harmful solutions to consider instead!

The “Hurricane Cut” Is A Myth

Did your lawn care company offer you the “hurricane cut” on your palm trees? Don’t do it! Here’s what TO do and NOT to do to prepare your yard for stormy season.

Your Guide To Sanibel Biking

Biking is one of Sanibel’s main attractions other than the beach. Here’s a guide to get you going, including a Sanibel Bike Map!

Seven Qualities of a Good Neighbor

Although it’s rare to find unruly neighbors on Sanibel, we thought it was an interesting topic to discuss that could actually lead to an even stronger Sanibel Community!

What’s It Like To Live On A Boat in SWFL?

Did you know that people in Southwest Florida live on their boats full-time? Our own marketing gal, Tiffany, lives on her boat in Fort Myers Beach and shares what it’s like being a SWFL Liveaboard.

How Prescribed Burns On Sanibel Preserve Natural Island Ecology

As you may know, Sanibel Island has a very unique and delicate ecosystem. Prescribed burns help maintain our lands and also protect against the threat of wildfires.

An Update on Water Quality In SWFL

It’s been in the news, and certainly a hot topic around town… what’s the latest with south Florida’s water management issues, and what steps are in place for better water quality here in SWFL?

Sanibel Has Banned Plastic Straws

Island residents and restaurants have been requesting the Sanibel plastic straw ban, which has been officially put in place by the City of Sanibel Council members this week!