January/February 2000 Issue


So You Want to Live on an Island? By Wendy Humphrey
The choices are plentiful—on the water, on a golf course, in a condominium, surrounded by nature, from Boca Grande to Marco Island. Here’s a guide to buying real estate in the island communities of Southwest Florida.

The Dry Tortugas By Glenn V. Ostle
History and wildlife share the spotlight on this unspoiled ocean treasure. The Dry Tortugas are 70 miles beyond Key West and accessible only by boat or seaplane. Humans can visit, but they
can’t stay.

Island Gardening
By Chelle Koster Walton
Beware, all you green thumbs. If you’re new to growing things on a tropical island, throw away everything you ever knew and start fresh. The result could be: the good, the bad, and the beautiful.

Sweetness! By Jan Campbell

Magic Carpet Ride By Libby Grimm

Bermuda Road Rash By Chelle Koster Walton


A diary of everyday life in paradise

In Search of Antiques

Gulfside, Poolside, or…Fireside?