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  1. Salty Sam’s Waterfront Adventures

    When the Hanson family purchased some waterfront property on the Matanzas Harbor back in 1999, no one envisioned that the old run-down marina with wooden docks and a small tiki hut & bar would eventually become one of Southwest Florida’s top attractions. But Darrell Hanson had a much larger vision in mind for his new …

  2. Naples Princess Celebrating 25 Years!

    It’s been 25 years since Naples Princess Cruises embarked on the family owned mission of providing the area’s finest cruising experiences, quality dining and entertainment, and breathtaking sunset views for area residents and visitors to Southwest Florida. That commitment has grown even stronger today thanks to their humble beginnings a quarter-of-a-century ago. With over 50,000 …

  3. Cmon! Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples

    My family has been living in Naples for a little less than a year and just last month, we discovered the most amazing place to take our son, the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon). It is hands down one of the best museums for children I’ve ever visited. Conceived in 2002 by Allyson Loos, …

  4. Hop Aboard The Key West Express!

    One of the best excursions in Southwest Florida is the high-speed ferry to Key West, the famous Key West Express. Operating just shy of 20 years, the boat is a favorite for locals and residents north of us who want to experience the excitement of Key West but not the drag of traffic on US1. …

  5. Salty Sam’s Marina

    In the last 15 years, Salty Sam’s Marina has grown to become a destination within a destination: an activity and entertainment hub on Fort Myers Beach. RJ Snider, Marketing Director of Salty Sam’s Waterfront Adventures, says “Tucked down on the end of Main Street, its kind of a hidden paradise.” Main Street is the last …

  6. Tarpon Lodge

    There are places in Southwest Florida that no matter how long you’ve lived here; you may have never experienced. Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island is one of those gems. Off the beaten path, it has a rich history and a great reputation as a launching point for all kinds of water adventures. Dating back to …

  7. Top 5 Best Pet Friendly Restaurants

    I classify myself as a dog lover. I’ll admit I refer to my Miniature Australian Shepherd, Fender, as my child rather than my pet. Pets are a large part of the family; they should get to be a part of the day’s action no matter the location. Why would you want to go anywhere without …

  8. Spring has Sprung!

    SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Spring is one of the most exciting times of the year in Southwest Florida, especially if you are a baseball fan. With both the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins in town, this area has more games to offer than any other area in the state. In 2012, the Red Sox built …