4 great beaches for families near Fort Myers, Florida

These Southwest Florida Beaches Pack a lot of Paradise Fort Myers, Florida was a place I’d never really dreamed of visiting. Now I want to move there (no joke)! After a great deal using points on nonstop flights to Southwest Florida, I found myself researching a place I knew little about.¬† During my research, I kept finding two themes- great beaches and great sunsets. I made it my goal to experience the best of both! That said, here are 4 …

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First-timers guide to Sanibel Island

Sanibel & Captiva Travel Guide We just returned from a week at Sanibel Island and it was the perfect destination for a family beach vacation! ¬†However, before visiting Sanibel Island, I couldn’t find much information telling me what to expect during our first stay on the island. Being budget travelers, I wanted to know where the best grocery stores were, how much the bridge tolls cost, and more. Without further ado, here is your guide to a first-time trip to …

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3 Family-Friendly Places to View Wildlife in Southwest Florida

I wasn’t prepared to fall in love with Southwest Florida, I did fall…and fell hard.  One of the reasons we love Southwest Florida? Our kids love seeing animals.  When researching things to do in the Fort Myers and Sanibel area, I found so many nature walks and sightseeing opportunities.  The list was actually too long.  Here are 3 family-friendly places to view wildlife in Southwest Florida (plus two we didn’t get to visit). J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Within …

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