A guide to Pine Island Florida

Every third weekend of July, the population of Pine Island – about 9,000 during the winter, but reduced during the steamy summer months – seems to double in size, thanks to the hugely popular MangoMania celebrations. The tropical fruit festival is just one of the attractions … Continue reading

Kayaking the Great Calusa Blueway of Fort Myers

Kayaking is undoubtedly an idyllic way to explore a region, but some adventures are more visually appealing than others. On a scale of powder to royal blue, paddling The Great Calusa Blueway through Lee County – where Fort Myers is located – could definitely be classified … Continue reading

The top seafood restaurants in Fort Myers

When vacationing in an ocean-side spot like Fort Myers, which is blessed with pure white-sand beaches and waters that turn from turquoise to aquamarine, opportunities to dine on the fruits of the sea abound. Why not amplify the experience of sampling the local seafood with … Continue reading

Edison & Ford Winter Estates: Visiting the Great American Industrial Inventors

“There goes the neighbourhood.” Clearly, that’s not what folks were thinking when automobile magnate Henry Ford bought an estate on the Caloosahatchee River in 1916, next door to American inventor Thomas A. Edison’s winter digs. Edison and his family had been living on this patch … Continue reading

In the Mangroves: Wildlife Spotting in Fort Myers

Florida’s mangroves – also known as “walking trees” because of the aerial, stilt-like roots that make them look as if they’re walking on water – make for magical viewing and great holiday snaps. While many travellers assume that mangroves can only be found in the … Continue reading

Fort Myers: A Guide to Captiva and Sanibel Islands

Abutting the glittering waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers is a beach lover’s dream destination. The approachable city offers inviting stretches of sand in addition to its many bars, restaurants, and cultural stops. You could feasibly spend most of your holiday here decked … Continue reading

The City of Palms: A Beginner’s Guide To Fort Myers

    A subtropical climate, innumerable beaches, outdoor activities aplenty and a fair dose of history: there’s no arguing that Fort Myers is a standout destination for those looking to holiday in Florida. Less hectic than Tampa or Miami but with enough culture to keep … Continue reading
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