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Please leave a review of the book/episodes on Amazon, where other women like you can learn to travel. In this episode: FAQ is: What are the best snacks to bring on a trip? Today’s Destination is: Fort Myers, Florida

Today’s Mistake- I Couldn’t sleep

Travel Advice: Pack an extra toothbrush

FAQ: What are the best and easiest snacks to bring on a trip?

Answer: My favorite snack food is nuts, mixed with a trail type snack that’s packed in small baggies by me. I buy larger sizes and transfer them to the size that I need for my trips. I mix it up a bit, with the ingredients, such as berries, coconut, seeds and other non-salty flavors. If I am craving salty snacks, I like the idea of edamame or popcorn. Even cheese can help me with satisfying this craving. The only other favorite is fruit, but most of the time this will need to be chilled.

https://www.today.com/health/9-cheap-healthy-snacks-when-you-re-craving-something-salty-t192259

Today’s destination: Fort Myers, Florida

Fort Myers is a fast growing coastal city in and the county seat and commercial center of Lee County. The population has been growing from about 62,000 in 2010 to about 90,000 in 2020.

I was heading to Florida for a trip and got some good advice on this destination from a friend’s cousin, Beth Ann. There is so much going on here. I have to thank my friend Jo Balsamo Wood for her help in navigating my solo trip.

In Fort Myers, visit Manatee State Park, Edison-Ford Winter Estates,

https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/

For lunch or dinner, visit the Mucky Duck restaurant on Sanibel Island, which is right by the beach.

Check out the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel, the Lighthouse on Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel. You can even take a sunset boat cruise from Fort Myers Beach and see the dolphins.

There is also Koreshan State Park worth visiting, located on U.S. Highway 41 at Corkscrew Road. It was also added to the National Register of Historic Places .

Beth Ann likes kayaking or canoeing, there’s the Estero River or further south at Clam Pass. She recommends parasailing on Fort Myers Beach—lots of fun! Just south in Naples are the Naples Botanical Gardens-very lovely!

A bit outside of the city, you will find these. Tampa: e bor Ybor City, The Florida Aquarium, Henry Plant Museum on campus of U. Of Tampa

St Petersburg: The Salvador Dali Museum

Sarasota: The Ringling Museum, and next to that The Car Museum, The Mote Aquarium, Selby Gardens, which was having a special exhibit on art.

North Port is on the way to Fort Myers: Warm Mineral Springs, said to have healing powers! There are signs off I-75 directing you there.

May you have a great visit to the Fort Myers area as a destination.

Today’s Mistake- I Couldn’t sleep

I could not fall asleep and I just lay there awake, which was not a good plan. I spent most of the night worrying about not sleeping, which was also making things worse. If that happens to you, don’t be like me. Instead, do one of the following: pray for peace and comfort, breathe deeply and quietly with eyes closed and rest every part of your body. If those don’t work, try taking a hot bath or shower and that may be what needs to happen for the sleep to arrive.

Today’s Travel Advice-Pack an extra toothbrush

Taking care of your oral hygiene is a long term project and every day you think of your teeth as precious gems, you will prolong their life. Pack an extra toothbrush and some extra floss and picks. You never know when you’ll be away from the comfort of running water for best tooth care. So bring this with you and you will be glad you did. Your dentist will notice your big smile when you make your next visit.

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