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“Carefree Couples” by Chelle Koster Walton

Taking Advantage of Offseason at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa for a Girls Getaway

Yes, “Captiva Island” are those two magical words that make winter go away. Yes, ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa is the perfect antidote for snow blindness and frostbite. YAS! In the offseason, Captiva and ‘Tweenies is the place my gal pals and I head for a getaway without the seasonal crowds (and rates!). We … Read moreTaking Advantage of Offseason at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa for a Girls Getaway

Finding Your Inner Beach Bum on a Cottage Vacation

A beach cottage is not a place; it’s a state-of-mindlessness. It conjures up images of sunset porch views and walking out your front door with bare feet. A beach cottage promises the ultimate island vacation, where your only work is on your tan and finding out who “dunnit” in a breezy mystery novel. Cottage vacations … Read moreFinding Your Inner Beach Bum on a Cottage Vacation

Celebrating Summer on Sanibel and Captiva Island

Of course winter and spring constitute high season in Southwest Florida, and Sanibel and Captiva island fall into that mold. Yet there’s something about summer on the islands. Something more intimate and personal. Something more authentically Floridian. So why plan a summer trip to Sanibel and Captiva islands? For one thing, the most practical thing, … Read moreCelebrating Summer on Sanibel and Captiva Island

Discovering What’s Old and New at Restyled Old Captiva House

Finally! I’ve been waiting for my favorite dinner-out island escape to open for months. On May 15, the highly anticipated re-opening of the Old Captiva House at ‘Tween Waters Beach Resort & Spa on Captiva Island finally happened. I was there within days to bask in the polished, refreshed setting that makes old and new … Read moreDiscovering What’s Old and New at Restyled Old Captiva House

Relishing Sanibel Island’s best breakfast at the Normandie Seaside Café

Bloody Marys and sauteed plantains. The Normandie had me there. Because when it comes to breakfast, I seek the unusual. The creative. The eye-opening. The excellent. Normandie Seaside Café at the West Wind Inn – one of the Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts group – has thereby become my favorite breakfast restaurant on Sanibel Island. Let … Read moreRelishing Sanibel Island’s best breakfast at the Normandie Seaside Café

Captiva Sunsets via Text, Compliments of ‘Tween Waters

I’m in! I just became a member of ‘Tween Waters Resort & Spa’s latest communications inspiration, called ‘Tween Waters Mobile Club. I am not typically what you would call a “joiner.” Other than my women’s book club and supper club with fellow empty-nester couples, I avoid signing up for membership. I also avoid subscribing to … Read moreCaptiva Sunsets via Text, Compliments of ‘Tween Waters

Storming Normandie: Dining at ‘Tween Waters’ sister resort West Wind Inn on Sanibel

Long a hidden secret of foodies on Sanibel Island, the Normandie Seaside Café at West Wind Inn, there’s a reason officially opened to the public last October. The restaurant is especially popular at lunch time, when you have the option of eating inside its soothing blue walls or outside at the Upper Pool Deck Bar. … Read moreStorming Normandie: Dining at ‘Tween Waters’ sister resort West Wind Inn on Sanibel

Let the Music Move You at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort

What’s on your favorite vacation playlist? If, like us, you vacation often at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa on Captiva Island, the music playing in your head, sparking fond memories, comes from the live musicians who entertained you. Who got you moving out on the dance floor. Who turned your day at the pool … Read moreLet the Music Move You at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort

A Rare Dining Experience for a Short Time Only at ‘Tween Waters

If blessings can come in disguise and good things in small packages, The Canoe & the Kayak club at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa on Captiva Island ranks as both. I consider it a blessing that the resort’s main kitchen and Old Captiva House are undergoing renovation, not only because it promises a new … Read moreA Rare Dining Experience for a Short Time Only at ‘Tween Waters

Getting Out of the Weather at ‘Tween Waters, Captiva Island

Late summer on Captiva Island, Florida, can mean bouts of intense sunshine tempered with short afternoon showers. When avoiding the raindrops or taking a break from the sun, ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa is perfectly poised with solutions. My favorite get-out-of-the-weather strategy takes me shopping and spa-ing right on property. Maybe work a little … Read moreGetting Out of the Weather at ‘Tween Waters, Captiva Island

Enjoy Past “Carefree Couples” Articles by Michelle Anderson

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Here Is January!

During the winter season on Sanibel and Captiva Islands in Southwest Florida life is simply cool and as easy as a breeze. . Aside from the temps and the weather we enjoy every year at this time, life around the Islands also gets a little busier and a lot more fun. Because of the beautiful … Read moreThe Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Here Is January!

New Year, New Resolutions

I really don’t like making resolutions because I’m not very good at keeping them. This year however, I have a fool-proof plan. Yes, I want to lose a few pounds and be more active. I also want my kids to spend more time outdoors and less time in front of a screen. And alone-time with … Read moreNew Year, New Resolutions

There’s No Need To Pack A Lot When You Are A Guest At ‘Tween Waters Inn

On trips to Captiva Island you can travel light and be sure to take advantage of the perks! . When you wake up lots of things around the resort are waiting for your convenience and enjoyment. Rooms with kitchen amenities have coffee makers and are outfitted with coffee to use during your stay. Specialty coffee … Read moreThere’s No Need To Pack A Lot When You Are A Guest At ‘Tween Waters Inn

Identifying The Prize Shells In Your Bucket

When a shell is unbroken and naturally colorful, it’s considered a prize shell in my book. . The private beach at ‘Tween Waters Inn offers guests a beautiful stretch of shelling coastline on one of the most famous beaches in the world. You will find all kinds of shell species recognized as native to the Southwest … Read moreIdentifying The Prize Shells In Your Bucket

Savoring Your Island Favorites And Relaxing Go Hand In Hand

Getting away from it all, visiting new or familiar places, a little fresh air and simply taking it easy does wonders for an appetite that may have been sagging. Visitors to the Islands often report that they start to let go of their stress while traveling along the Sanibel Causeway and taking in the beautiful … Read moreSavoring Your Island Favorites And Relaxing Go Hand In Hand

Some Shuffleboard Excitement Is Perfect For Today!

. It’s true. Just watch how the competition of the game makes the playing more fun! . Times may have changed but we discovered that shuffleboard has not changed on a visit to ‘Tween Waters Inn. Walking around the first evening we noticed a Shuffleboard Court beside the tennis courts near the pool. The area located … Read moreSome Shuffleboard Excitement Is Perfect For Today!

Plan To Stay Cool When The Sunshine Is The Brightest!

‘Staying cool’ around the resort when the sunshine is bright — is a vital skill or perhaps, even an art.   Many ‘Tween Waters Inn guests on Captiva Island visiting Southwest Florida have ‘sunshine’ at the top of their list for ‘why’ they travel here to spend their spare time. With so many things to do outdoors my husband, Eric and … Read morePlan To Stay Cool When The Sunshine Is The Brightest!

Relax Completely In One Of 19 Vintage Cottages

Do something just a little different this trip and delight yourself in a new way at ‘Tween Waters Inn. Thinking back over the years, my time spent staying in a cottage almost anywhere was a treat! The ‘Tween Waters cottages are all one-of-a-kind. Originally constructed in the 1930’s, they are fully refurbished and individually appointed to ensure a special, beachfront holiday … Read moreRelax Completely In One Of 19 Vintage Cottages

Relax, Chill, And Perhaps Do A Little Dance!

At the end of almost any day, but everyday at ‘Tween Waters Inn it’s time to relax and enjoy the evening. My husband and I are usually ready for a cold drink, cold beer, a fine wine or favorite cocktail after being on the beach and around the resort during the day. When we’re visiting we look forward to having dinner together, … Read moreRelax, Chill, And Perhaps Do A Little Dance!

We Look Forward To Quiet Time At The Spa

A day or two dedicated to just enjoying the Spa at ‘Tween Waters Inn is always an important part of our stay at the resort. Just like you do, we live busy everyday lives that allow little time for simply relaxing. The opportunities to dedicate our time to indulging in a leisurely pace come, few and far … Read moreWe Look Forward To Quiet Time At The Spa

About Chelle

Chelle Koster Walton

Chelle Koster Walton writes about travel and food for hundreds of markets from USA Today to CruiseCritic.com and WGCU Public Television. She has written more than a dozen guidebooks on Florida and the Caribbean. She and her husband, Rob, raised their son, Aaron, now 25, on Sanibel Island and today enjoy twosome getaway time, vacations with family, and travel with fellow “empty nesters.” They love to bike, hike, kayak, boat, and stay active, and Chelle will be sharing their ‘Tween Waters adventures and indulgences with you.

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