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“OUTDOOR ADVENTURES AT ‘TWEEN WATERS INN ISLAND RESORT” by Lyle Fitzsimmons

Enjoying paradise means staying water safe

We’ll concede, it’s not particularly pleasant to ponder. Though nearly everyone who’s spent time at the Tween Waters Inn has strolled the beach alongside the Gulf of Mexico, there’s an excellent chance that water safety wasn’t their primary thought. But, given some tragedies within range of the resort this summer, it’s a necessary one. A … Read moreEnjoying paradise means staying water safe

Back to School: Giving ‘Tween visitors a best-in-class vacation

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well… for some folks, that is. While parents across the country scramble to occupy school-aged children for eight hours a day, the teachers who’ve been responsible for that task for the last 10 months are reveling in the silence. Incidentally, for those who’ve never spent 10 months … Read moreBack to School: Giving ‘Tween visitors a best-in-class vacation

It’s a dog’s life: Looking at paradise through rescued eyes

It’s a season of resurrections. But the ones we’re talking about here have nothing to do with bunnies, bibles or baskets. You see, my name is Jackson, and I’m a rescue dog. Just two months ago, I was rushed to the Gulf Coast Humane Society after neighbors around the house where I was living reported … Read moreIt’s a dog’s life: Looking at paradise through rescued eyes

Don’t be a fool… make ‘Tween Waters your April dream destination

Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas. New Year’s. The holiday season brings so much trial and tumult, it’s hard to imagine ever getting through. But just as quickly as it comes, it goes. And all of a sudden, here we are in April… no foolin’. So as you sit and ponder the idea that the whole crazy cycle … Read moreDon’t be a fool… make ‘Tween Waters your April dream destination

All Aboard… Kiting Your Way Across the Gulf

Congratulations, you’re here. You’ve reached Southwest Florida’s premier resort. You’ve unpacked warm-weather gear from a wind-chilled suitcase. And you may have even run your toes through Captiva’s silky soft, Gulf-kissed sand. So now what? While a week spent charging poolside drinks and posting sunset selfies would surely make you the envy of family and friends … Read moreAll Aboard… Kiting Your Way Across the Gulf

RESOLVE to maximize your 2019 at ‘Tween Waters Inn

This just in… it’s a New Year. And as your official outdoor adventurer of 2019, I’m making it my duty to peel you away from the lemmings who’ve greeted the arrival of another January 1 with another cadre of ineffectual resolutions. You know the type. They vow to eliminate any trace of carbs from their … Read moreRESOLVE to maximize your 2019 at ‘Tween Waters Inn

The tween takes over at the ‘Tween Waters Inn

It’s not easy being 10. You can’t drive a car. You can’t stay up super late. Sheesh… if you’re in my family, your parents won’t even let you have a phone. But it’s not all bad either. Because if you happen to have a dad who’s an adventure writer for the ‘Tween Waters Inn, he … Read moreThe tween takes over at the ‘Tween Waters Inn

Turning a long day into a solstice celebration

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s got nothing to do with Santa, Rudolph or stuffed stockings. Rather, for those lucky enough to spend time in Southwest Florida, it’s an annual sun-drenched celebration known as the summer solstice. The Old Farmer’s Almanac defines the solstice as the mid-June instant in the Northern … Read moreTurning a long day into a solstice celebration

Sun-drenched and stoked on the Captiva shoreline

The Banzai Pipeline at Oahu. The massive swells off the coast near San Francisco. The sandy point breaks along Puerto Escondido in southern Mexico. They’re among the world’s premier spots for surf enthusiasts. But in case you hadn’t noticed, the island of Captiva isn’t included. Compared to the jetties, piers, coves, points and turbulent ocean … Read moreSun-drenched and stoked on the Captiva shoreline

Coolly cruising Captiva in a little “Scoot Coupe”

I had all the posters on my wall. The lemon-yellow Indy 500 racer coolly piloted by Rick Mears. The tri-colored Pontiac that helped Richard Petty annually rule Daytona. The black-and-gold Trans Am every pre-teen boy was sure would make him as cool as Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit. Even the navy blue Harley-Davidson … Read moreCoolly cruising Captiva in a little “Scoot Coupe”

About Lyle

Lyle Fitzsimmons

Lyle Fitzsimmons is a true sports enthusiast who currently writes online columns for The Sports Network and CBS Interactive. Along with his wife and son, he enjoys the great outdoors — on land, water or even airborne — and looks forward to sharing how ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa can lead you on one active adventure after another.

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