Category: Gulf Coast of Florida

Parking, Central, Hotel, Naples

Shopping and boat rides are available in nearby Tin City, a short walk from the Naples Park Central Hotel. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Where to Stay for the Convenience On a quick trip to the west coast of Florida for a family wedding, the Brawny Sherpa and I need someplace convenient to stay. For us, that means a hotel with parking that is…

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R & R, Nature and Nurture, on Sanibel

Not every vacation can be a jungle adventure in the Amazon. Sometimes, a traveler just needs to get away and for the trip to be unthinkingly stress-free.  For a quick escape, I tend to choose Florida. It’s all too easy…

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Sanity on Sanibel

Florida features so many destinations, and hotels are so numerous, that making a choice can be overwhelming. Even narrowing down a list of prospective hotels can be daunting. At the high end, chances are you won’t really go wrong no…

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Peacefulness by the Sea, Captiva

The Brawny Sherpa and I wander aimlessly through Captiva Island, Fla., having ditched our rental car somewhere with the optimistic hope that we’ll remember its color, make and license number when it’s time to retrieve it. This is a day…

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Gulf Getaway: Oasis in Condo-Land

Never super-keen on the Gulf coast of Florida for no particularly discernible reasons except Miami, Palm Beach, and Amelia Island, I headed there for a quick stay on Marco Island with the Brawny Sherpa before pointing north to a family…

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Bubbling Good Times on Captiva Island

On a trip to the west coast of Florida, the Brawny Sherpa and I are staying on Sanibel Island when we decide to take a little road trip to nearby Captiva. This is the most basic of vacations featuring beaches,…

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