Monday, September 29, 2008

Let's Go Outside on Sanibel!

Two of the things that I love most about Sanibel is the emphasis placed on conservation of our natural resources and the ability of the island to nurture quality family time. In a world where both are becoming extinct Sanibel offers a refreshing change of pace.
All of Sanibel is abuzz with excitement for the upcoming celebration of "Ding" Darling Days which will be held during National Wildlife Refuge Week October 19th-26th.
The theme for this much anticipated event is "Let's Go Outside!". "Ding" Darling Days will offer a variety of activities which will mesh family fun with the spirit of wildlife conservation. Throughout the week visitors can experience narrated birding, biking and kayaking tours as well as nature cruises.
The week culminates with Family Fun Day and will feature games, crafts, a touch tank and free refreshments from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In honor of National Wildlife Refuge Week, Sanibel Holiday (the company I work for) is offering 10% off of any reservation during October.
Several of the properties that are in Sanibel Holiday's rental program are a short walk or bicycle ride away from "Ding" Darling, so let's go outside on Sanibel and enjoy the companionship only family and nature can provide!

To learn more about "Ding" Darling Days please call 239-472-1100 or visit

To view Sanibel Holiday's properties nearby "Ding" Darling visit or call the reservations department toll free at 1-800-572-6423.

Mail from Sanibel-Postcard or Coconut?

I love everything about mail! Sending mail, receiving it, checking it-absolutely everything. Which is why mail is my chosen topic for this blog.
There is something special about the anticipation I feel when I open my box everyday. I know the possibility exists that someone out there has been thinking about me! In my case it is mostly people I owe money to, but let's keep this positive.
Mail on Sanibel; however, is extra special. Sanibel being a tropical island and all offers the opportunity to not only mail a large variety of postcards, but also coconuts!
That's right-just like a letter you can present your addressed coconut (just a tip-a regular pen will not suffice for this job-you need some type of paint) to the local post office, they will weigh and ship your little taste of paradise to whomever it is intended!
A P.S. for my mom-I will send you a coconut eventually-I promise! P.S.S While visiting Sanibel stop into Suncatcher's Dream to pick up your very own mailing coconut and other unique island gifts!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sanibel is My Most Interesting Feature

I am so excited, this is my very first blog! Since my desire is for people to actually read what I have written I have decided to talk about my most interesting feature-the fact that I work on Sanibel Island in beautiful Southwest Florida. The move to Sanibel was shockingly a rather smooth transition. Let's just say it was love at first sight. Four vacations and a job interview later, here I am. I have to say I will be forever grateful to Sanibel Holiday (the vacation rental agency I work for) since they brought me here. My commute to work involves a warm breeze, sparkling blue waters and trying to keep my eyes on the road when I spot dolphins playing in the waves. If traffic is backed up it is probably because a turtle is crossing the road. I hear people talk about a gas crisis, but honestly I don't worry. I know I can always bicycle on Sanibel-even to work. How cool is that! Thanks for checking out my blog and be sure to watch for my next entry-what do a letter and a coconut have in common on Sanibel Island?