Sanibel Island

Photo Friday: Sanibel Island Beach Dogs

by Don Faust on January 6, 2012

A morning stroll on Sanibel Island with the beach dogs.
Sanibel Island Beach Dogs

This week’s Photo Friday (#FriFotos) theme is DOGS.  Pictured are two beach dogs and their walkers on an early morning stroll on Sanibel Island, FL. Caption: “Forgot that little dog!  We came here to walk, remember?”  


Shelling Sanibel: The Sanibel Stoop

by Chris on January 5, 2012

Sanibel Island has long been known for shelling. In honor of the Sanibel Shell Fair and Show’s 75th anniversary, the island will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records with its “Sanibel Stoop.”
Shelling Sanibel Stoop

Every professional travel writer, it seems, has a happy place, a destination where they return not so much to gather new material, but to unwind and relax. For me, that place is Sanibel Island, Florida.  My parents started taking us to Sanibel when I was a teenager. Eventually, they bought a condo there and now […]


Sand Turtle decorated with sea shells on Sanibel Island Beach, FL.
Sand Turtle on Sanibel Island Beach

This week’s Photo Friday (#FriFotos) theme is SUMMER.  To me, summer means a season of shorts and flip-flops and playing on the beach.  The turtle sand sculpture pictured above was taken during an early morning walk on Sanibel Island, FL.


Dolphin spotting on the Sanibel Thriller

by Chris on January 7, 2010

The Sanibel Thriller, a 2 hour boat ride around Sanibel Island, allows you to see dolphins, as well as beachfront homes on Sanibel, Captiva and North Captiva.
Dolphins on Sanibel

The Sanibel Thriller, a high speed boat tour of Sanibel and Captiva islands on Florida’s Gulf Coast didn’t appeal to me at first. For one, the weather was cold. And two, it cost $38 per adult for two hours – which seemed a little expensive for this unemployed writer (kids cost $25). But my sister and her boyfriend […]


Sanibel Sandcastles

by Chris on December 26, 2009

Some beach pictures from Sanibel Island, Florida, including some imaginative sand castles and other creations.
Sanibel Island Beach Pictures

As I’ve mentioned before, Sanibel Island, on southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, is one of my happy places, a retreat where I can relax and mentally recuperate. There’s something about the island’s natural beauty that I find soothing. Development is limited, and the shoreline is left as is, which means all kinds of shells and aquatic debris collect on […]

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Favorite Places, Revisited

by Chris on September 23, 2009

Favorite Places, Revisited

  As journalists, my coworkers and I tend to seek out the novel and unexplored. As reporter Laura  Bly puts it, “My favorite place is the next place.” Plus I’ll never make it to the Century Club if I keep going back to the same countries and cities. That being said, there usually are a few destinations where I’d happily […]