Did you know that Florida’s Cape Coral has more canals than the Italian city of Venice? That’s not the only draw to visit the beaches of the Fort Myers Sanibel area of Florida. This week, Peter travels to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates to sit down with local musicians, outdoor enthusiasts, and even a chocolatier to hear about the latest attractions and local hot spots. As always, Peter also covers the latest travel news and developments including ways to make planning a trip less complicated, specialized seating coming to a plane near you, and a how to guide on saving money while cruising.
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Ed Hewitt, features editor for Independent Traveler, discusses 10 reasons why every plane should have a family-friendly zone and why airline “quiet zones” have become popular.
Betsy Clayton, outdoor columnist for Florida Weekly, shares her experience as a Pine Island resident and the local boating community.
Danny Morgan, local musician, brings his music to the show and talks about the artistic culture that keeps him in Fort Myers.
Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor in chief of Cruise Critic, gives hints on avoiding hidden costs while cruising and the best cruise line amenities that are just free.
Chris Pendleton, president and CEO of Edison & Ford Winter Estates, discusses the historic home, lab, and botanical garden Thomas Edison built in Florida.
Laura Howe, VP of Public Relations for American Red Cross, is a primary Red Cross spokeswoman. She will share the international non-profit’s latest innovations in mobile app devices that improve first aid, earthquake, and hurricane readiness.
Pam Rambo, shelling expert, shares her hobby with Peter and the many places it’s taken her family.
Joe Brancatelli, reporter for Portfolio.com and Washington Post, covers the very serious pitfalls of banking your frequent-flier points.
Norman Love, founder of Norman Love Confections, talks about the wide variety of chocolates he produces and how the product is attracting fans around the world.
Robert Wells, manager of Tarpon Lodge, shares his experience grow up on Pine Island, which is accessible only by boat or plane. He has expertise in island living, fishing, boating and wildlife.
By Alex Thurnher for PeterGreenberg.com