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What is Shelling?

What is shelling? It’s looking for buried treasure on the seashore. Shelling is a popular pastime on Sanibel Island, and it’s easy to see why: The island’s unique geography makes finding and collecting these buried treasures easy and especially fun. It’s easy to understand what is shelling. In Sanibel Island and the rest of Southwest Florida, shelling is combing the seashore and beach, looking for the perfect seashells. The seashells...

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Sunshine State Showers: Unveiling the Charms of Rainy Days on Sanibel Island

Rainy days on Sanibel Island are remarkable for their calmness and beauty. They offer an opportunity to witness and experience Southwest Florida in a whole new way. You can take a relaxed walk on the sandy beaches, discover unique shells, or explore the charming boutiques and art galleries. Don’t be afraid to embrace the rain as a chance to explore the island like never before. You never know what kind...

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Watersports Rentals in Captiva: Thrilling Adventures on Water

For a thrilling escape to sun-soaked fun, watersports rentals in Captiva offer an aquatic experience like no other! Captiva Island is a great place to enjoy watersports year-round, but choosing the right type of watercraft at the right time will help you maximize your enjoyment. Let’s dive into the exhilarating world of watersports rentals in Captiva with a look at the different types of watercraft available, the best times of...

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Hit the Trail: Hiking in Southwest Florida

There is no question that Florida is one of the most popular vacation spots, not only for its pristine beaches but also for its variety of outdoor activities. If you’re looking to do something different than fishing or beaching, then hiking in Southwest Florida is a great activity that will not disappoint you. In fact, the Sunshine State has many extraordinary hiking trails in various spectacular parks and nature preserves....

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Cool Off at the Best Natural Springs in Florida

It’s a fact: Florida is more than 18% water. Some of the most beautiful water features in Florida are our natural springs. There are nearly 900 natural freshwater springs in Florida, many of which offer opportunities for outdoor recreation that everyone in the family can enjoy. Let’s look at some of the best natural springs in Florida and the activities you can enjoy there. Some of the best natural springs...

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What’s Pickleball and Why Should You Play?

What’s pickleball? It’s only the hottest and trendiest game in the world. Pickleball is considered the fastest-growing sport in the U.S., and that especially holds true in the Sunshine State. Regardless of whether you’re a beginner just picking up a paddle or an experienced pro, you’ll love hitting the courts in Florida. Pickleball is a sport that combines tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. You play with a net on a specially...

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During Sea Turtle Season, Florida Beaches are Nurseries

During sea turtle season, Florida beaches become nesting grounds for beautiful and endangered creatures. Female sea turtles come ashore to find nesting sites and lay their eggs. This means thousands of sea turtle hatchlings will head to sea by moonlight just two short months later. When is sea turtle season in Florida? You’ll find sea turtle season runs from March through October every year. During sea turtle season, Florida beaches...

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Step Out on a Cape Coral Walking Trail

Looking for a great way to explore and see nature up close? Lace-up those sneakers and set out on a Cape Coral walking trail. With so much to see and so many miles of trails to traverse, you’ll find there’s no better way to enjoy your time in this waterfront wonderland. Some of the best Cape Coral walking trails include the loop at Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve, Charlotte Harbor...

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Tee off at Southwest Florida Golf Courses

Southwest Florida golf courses rank among the best in the nation. The world-class golf facilities across the region are sure to please all kinds of golfers with all kinds of preferences and skill levels. Is teeing off in our part the Sunshine State on your bucket list? Let’s go over some of the details you’ll need to know before you plan your next golf outing. Southwest Florida golf courses truly...

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10 Things to Do for Christmas in Southwest Florida

There’s nothing like swapping a snowy white holiday for the white sandy beaches you’ll see when you spend Christmas in Southwest Florida. In fact, the region is home to many special holiday activities and tons of opportunities to shop for the perfect gift. From boat parades to light shows to music and more, there’s so much to do for Christmas in Southwest Florida.  Let’s explore 10 can’t-miss activities to enjoy...

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