Updated: Feb 21
I think living your life where you want to makes it all the more sweet.
In the beginning
A few years ago I took my family on a vacation to the Florida Keys. I had visited when I was in high school and thought I would like to see it again as an adult and share the adventure with my family.
It wasn't just a vacation - we decided to change our lives.
We were living in New Jersey at the time and my youngest daughter was still in high school. She had an opportunity to attend a rather prestigious high school, so we decided we would wait until she graduated high school to move.
Where should we go?
I love research, and I love going on vacation. After our trip to the Keys (you can check out the video on my YouTube channel) I took out a map and started looking at places that have awesome beaches. We already knew we wanted to be on the West coast. We had spent enough time on the Atlantic coast and were ready to slow it down a bit.
The search began
I took out a map and started looking at beaches. I literally opened Google Maps and started checking out beaches in the Southwest. I thought Marco Island was a little TOO far south. I still wanted to be close to a major airport. I stumbled upon Fort Myers Beach and used VRBO to book a Thanksgiving vacation. That was back in 2017.
Since that vacation we came back a few times. We checked out Naples, Bonita Springs, but yet somehow we just kept gravitating towards Fort Myers Beach. After the third time we visited we were ready to call this place home.
We didn't think it made sense to live on Fort Myers Beach, since the "season" traffic can make things a little difficult to get around and I knew I would need to get a job. But we did more close enough that we can get to where we want to be on the beach in about 20 minutes from our permanent home. And there are plenty of other beaches around that we can explore - which we do every weekend.
I'm not sure how you found me, but thank you. I started this whole thing on a whim, since I wanted my job to be running around the beach taking pictures and making videos promoting the area. While I'm trying to make that a reality, I'll just enjoy doing what I do. And I appreciate every subscribe, like and follow. Truly I do.
Thanks for coming along for the ride!