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Sanibel Island

Why Your Next Family Trip Should Be to Sanibel Island

Tara Settembre | Posted 07.24.2015 | Travel
Tara Settembre

Sanibel Island was named the No. 1 family-friendly vacation spot in the country during NBC's Today show after winning two categories in a readers' poll from FamilyFun magazine: The best family-friendly vacation spot in the U.S. and the top tourist town.

Speedboats and Turtles Equal a Deadly Combination

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Beach goers on Sanibel Island, Florida have been shocked to find five dead loggerhead turtles stranded on the shore within five weeks.

A View From a Drone: Massive Tunicate Stranding on Sanibel

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.02.2015 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Two days after Halloween, puzzled, disappointed tourists trolled the beached of Sanibel Island amidst piles of dead tunicates and pen shells accompanied by a smell that matched the volume of dead and dying sea life.

Haunted: A Talk With Randy Wayne White

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.18.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Randy Wayne White is a New York Times best-selling novelist of crime fiction and non-fiction and the writer of a television documentary. He's perhaps best known for his 21 Doc Ford novels and his most recent Hannah Smith series.

If You Like Seashells, You Should Go To Sanibel Island STAT

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 07.31.2014 | Travel

Sure it's almost August, but there's still a ton of time left to plan a a little R&R on the beach. Why not Sanibel Island? Known for being a "swan...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Incredible Wildlife Of The Gulf Shore

Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel

So you’re planning a trip to Florida. Chances are, you’re already dreaming of sun and surf, but we’re here to direct your attention to the wild ...

Pelicans, Egrets and Spoonbills, Oh My! 6 Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Visit to the Ding Darling Refuge

Susan Portnoy | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

After weeks fighting the cold, grey blech that is New York City in January, I couldn't take anymore and jumped on a flight to visit family in Fort Myers, Florida. I was looking forward to a little sun, heat and getting my nature on and take a few photos.

Five Florida Beaches to Truly Treasure

Visit Florida | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Listening to the soothing melody of the surf, watching the sunset paint the waves pink and orange, or reconnecting with loved ones: these are all treasures a beach trip can provide. But some Florida getaways offer bounty in other forms, too. Check out what you can hunt for on these gems.

8 Great Florida Beach Towns for Bicycling

Visit Florida | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Bicycling in Florida's beach towns is one of the best ways to see the sights and get closer to nature at the same time. Many of the state's beaches feature slower speed limits, bicycle lanes and crosswalks, making them a family-friendly place to pedal.

10 Tranquil Island Getaways For Rest & Relaxation

Posted 04.05.2013 | Travel

An island vacation is the perfect way to leave the everyday stress of urban life behind -- but you don't have to head halfway around the world to Fiji...

PHOTOS: Florida's Drive-Thru Paradise

Andrew Burmon | Posted 05.09.2013 | Travel
Andrew Burmon

The place is quiet but for birdsong, wind and arthritic groan of the mangroves themselves. The only loud colors are on the snails that seek out the Gumbo Limbo trees, a relief from floral apparel.

Florida Cold Weather: 53,000 Fish Lost But Turtles Rescued

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Sanibel Island's Gulf waters have rebounded from a chilly 47 degrees recorded during last week's unprecedented cold snap that decimated fish populatio...