Coming from my high-altitude Colorado home, my dry skin is happily soaking up the humid ocean breezes on Florida’s Gulf Coast, where I’m exploring the area courtesy of The Beaches of Sanibel and Fort Myers (aka the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau). Traveling with just my husband in tow (no kids!), we’ve already enjoyed a whirlwind couple of active days on Sanibel Island, staying at the darling, oceanfront Gulf Breeze Cottages, and right now our home base is the brand new, upscale Resort at Marina Village in Cape Coral.
In four nights total in the Fort Myers area, I’ll hardly be able to call myself an expert on all things Southwest Florida. But in upcoming posts (here and on Uptake’s Lodging blog) I’ll certainly share my firsthand opinions on top activities, restaurants and lodging.
In the meantime, here are a few favorite photos I took on Sanibel Island — a laid-back tropical locale that I highly, highly recommend if you’re looking for a truly “chill” vacation destination. Buildings are no taller than the island palm trees and the only chain restaurant is a Dairy Queen that finagled its way onto the island in the early 1970s (and is now a local institution, so it’s okay).
Stay tuned for more coverage of The Beaches of Sanibel and Fort Myers. But right now a table at a waterfront restaurant has my name all over it. (Plus, I’ve got a cute date to boot.)