Island Living

Why I love living and raising my family on Sanibel Island

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.

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…

Satellite Images Show Sanibel’s Difference

We know that Sanibel Island is much different than other beach towns along the Gulf Coast… but these satellite images really drive home the point!