Gina Birch, Fort Myers Local Expert

About Gina

Gina carries the rare title of "Native Floridian". Living in Southwest Florida for 22 years, she is a well known, award winning radio and TV personality. 

Besides brandishing a microphone, Gina is good with a camera and computer, publishing a restaurant guide for Lee County called FLAVOR.

Gina is a self-proclaimed Oenophile, traveling to wine regions all over the world to sip what she calls "the nectar of the Gods." When not in the vineyards she loves to explore beautiful beaches and new restaurants.

You can find more of her musings in her blog "The Birch Beat" (

Special Interests

Gina knows a lot about:

  • Wine travel
  • packing light
  • beaches

Gina's Special Recommendations for Fort Myers

Gina says, "Don't leave Fort Myers without getting a Maple Bacon Donut and a cup of fresh ground coffee at Bennett's Fresh Roast."

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Gina's City Guides

10Best Lists by Gina Birch

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Christmas Shopping

Shopping is a sport for many but it takes on a whole new meaning during Christmas, as you search for the perfect decorations and the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Whether your looking for Christmas...


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Best Value

One of the best ways to experience a city is through its food, but dining out everyday while on holiday can certainly drain the bank. To fill your tank with some of the best food at the best prices, there are lots...


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Breakfast is the foundation of your day. So just say no to mindlessly munching a stale pre-packaged cereal bar behind the wheel of your car. Available time does tend to dictate these things, however, many popular...


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Shopping Malls and Centers

Convenience, accessibility and selection; this is what you will find in Fort Myers's best malls and shopping centers. With plenty of parking at all of these spots, you can get in and out quickly and see a ton of...


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Every vacation should include a little rest, relaxation and pampering. You work hard for time off and if you are in the Fort Myers area on business, a little down time is probably needed even more. There are a...