Southwest Florida is in many ways the crowning jewel of the Sunshine State. The subtropical weather means 365 days of boating, golfing, fishing, paddling, hiking, and Everglades activities, not to mention a wealth of great restaurants, cultural activities, shopping, and the Arts. The beaches here are consistently top-rated among the best in the US, with great swimming and some of the best shelling in the entire world. Can you tell I love it here? It's why, when I'm not traveling, I call it home!