Island Living

Why I love living and raising my family on Sanibel Island

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.

Sanibel Wins “Gold” as Bike Friendly Community

Sanibel Island received the “Gold” Bicycle Friendly Community Award by the League of American Bicyclists in December 2018. We’re one of only two Florida communities to achieve this elite status!

Christmas Church Services on Sanibel & Captiva

Well, we don’t have cold weather and snow for Christmas here on Sanibel & Captiva, but we do have amazing holiday services that will get you in the spirit. Here’s what’s happening Christmas Eve and Day.

Avoiding Traffic Jams on Sanibel During Season

Winter is coming. If you’ve visited Sanibel during the Winter months, you know this is our busy season, which means more traffic than usual. Here’s how to deal…

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!