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Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Southwest Florida

Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Southwest Florida

Stand up paddle boarding is not just one of the best full body workouts, it’s also a great way to enjoy the water.  Southwest Florida is a fantastic place for paddleboarding with lots of options to enjoy the beautiful beaches and estuaries and view nature from the water.

Best places for paddle boarding in Southwest Florida

Best places for paddle boarding in Southwest Florida

Paddleboarding is a great way to explore Southwest Florida from the water. Whether you’re doing it for the first time or you’ve already fallen in love with paddle boarding.

The Caloosa Blueway Paddling Trail is a great place to start with over 190 miles of marked paddling trail you’re sure to find your favorite spots for paddleboarding in Southwest Florida. Just grab a  Caloosa Blueway Paddling Trail map here to find all of the launch locations across Fort Myers, Pine Island, Sanibel and Estero.

Lover’s Key State Park is a great place for paddling. Arrive there early in the morning and avoid windy days so there are no waves.

Tapon Bay in Sanibel is also a great spot for paddling. Located in the J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Reserve there are two launch sites.  Commodore Creek Kayak Trail is a very peaceful paddling trail along the mangrove forest with tranquil waters ideal for novice read more

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Vacation More and Vacation Better by Becoming a Member of the Pink Shell Vacation Club

Vacation More and Vacation Better by Becoming a Member of the Pink Shell Vacation Club

Southwest Florida is the perfect vacation destination and when it comes to vacationing the Pink Shell Resort and Marina has everything you need for an amazing beach vacation.  The Pink Shell Resort has always been one of our favorite family-friendly resorts and we were so excited to learn that now the Pink Shell Resort is making vacationing in paradise, or anywhere in the world easier and more affordable with the Pink Shell Vacation Club.

Pink Shell Resort Vacation Club

Why We Love the Pink Shell Resort

We have always been big fans of the Pink Shell Resort, it’s one of our favorite family-friendly resorts in the area.  This beautiful full-service resort is located on Estero Island, surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Matanzas Pass on the other.

Pink Shell Resort Vacation Club

The Pink Shell Resort and Marina has a privileged beach-front location on a quiet stretch of the island only a 5-minute walk from Bowdich Point Park and just blocks away from countless restaurants.  The 12-acre resort has a private beach and it is also home to a full-service marina, two restaurants, a fabulous kid-friendly pool and a splash area for smaller kids as well as a more private pool for relaxing. read more

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Roy’s Bonita Springs Offers New Japan Inspired Prix Fixe Menu

Roy’s Bonita Springs Offers New Japan Inspired Prix Fixe Menu

Roy's Global Tasting Menu Japan

We recently had the opportunity to try Roy’s new Global Tasting Menu inspired in the flavors of Japan.Global Tasting Menu inspired in the flavors of Japan. This 3-course prix fixe menu offers a choice of one appetizer, one entree, and one dessert and it’s the perfect opportunity to try something new and different and it’s a great option for a date night or for celebrating a special occasion.

This Global Tasting Menu is influenced by Roy’s Japanese heritage. In the restaurant’s unmistakable fusion style Japanese flavors and ingredients are creatively and playfully combined to provide a bold and exciting dining experience.

Roy's Global Tasting Menu Japan

Start with a choice of Hamachi sashimi with greapefruit, jalapeño, and ponzu gel or short rib and mushroom dim sum served over warm caramelized onion soy jus. Ths shashimi was fresh and the combination of the sweet tanginess of the grapefruit with the jalapeño really complimented the subtle flavor of the fish.

Roy's Global Tasting Menu Japan

The entree offers a selection of either a 14oz Mongolian glazed porkchop or Togarashi spiced seared salmon. The salmon was fresh and cooked to perfection served over a bed of greens which contained a delicious blend of Honshimeji mushrooms and edamame in a Nori vinaigrette. read more

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Disney on Ice presents Frozen Coming to Hertz Arena: Win a 4 Pack of Tickets!

Disney on Ice presents Frozen Coming to Hertz Arena: Win a 4 Pack of Tickets!

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Disney On Ice presents Frozen - March 2019 - Anna - For the First Time in Forever

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We’re super excited about Disney On Ice presents Frozen coming to Southwest Florida’s Hertz Arena from March 15-17, 2019.  Tickets are now on sale a www.disneyonice.com and you can choose from seven performances.

This live production, based on the  Academy Award-winning tale of Anna and Elsa really captures the magic and excitement of the two sister’s adventures.

Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers. Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear. Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.” read more

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Beyond the Beach: Our Favorite Things To Do With Kids In Naples

Beyond the Beach: Our Favorite Things To Do With Kids In Naples

We all know that when it comes to the best things to do in Naples the beach is at the top of the list. However there are also lots of other great things to do in Naples with kids. Naples is full of fun family-friendly activities. From checking out the wild animals at the zoo to having a little fun while learning, your kids are sure to enjoy we’re sharing our favorite things to do in Naples with kids!

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

With a huge variety of different animals, your kids will be entertained for hours at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. In addition to a large selection of birds, reptiles, and mammals, this zoo also has some amazing special wildlife exhibits. Be sure to check out the Florida panther, giraffes, lions, and clouded leopards.

Naples Zoo

C’mon Golisano Children’s Museum

Give your kids a chance to expand their imagination and learn through play at this popular family attraction in Naples. The Golisano Children’s Museum has a variety of hands-on exhibits, a two-story tree perfect for climbing, and a water play station. The museum also offers a ton of great special events and activities that encourage children and adults to get involved in the action. read more

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