My husband wanted to visit a different location in Florida after many years of coming to Sanibel and Captiva. I told him to decide where and plan a trip since I wanted to come back to paradise. We visited Okalossa Island near Destin. The condo he selected was gorgeous with a nice view of the ocean. The beach was powdery white sand but not a single shell. The sand dunes were pretty and we enjoyed walking through a state preserve where they were located.
The second day he knew he made a mistake and wished we had returned to Sanibel. We missed the local island shopping, delicious restaurant's, shells, the drive between Sanibel and Captiva, the lush green foliage, and friendly people of the island. There is no place like home even if it is your second home.