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

10Best List


Fort Myers has had much success in cultivating great restaurants and has created a substantial market for Seafood. You will find everything from fried fish served in a basket, to grilled crustaceans drizzled with...


10Best List

Travel Gear Shops

Planes, trains, automobiles and boats, traveling in Southwest Florida can loose its luster if you don’t have the proper accessories. A common challenge for many visitors is what to do with all of those souvenirs...


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If you plan to be in the Fort Myers area for more than a night and want to stay somewhere with lots of options for activities, then one of these 10Best resorts is sure to have a reservation with your name on...


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If your idea of nightlife includes hitting a bar for drinks and socializing, then our Fort Myers guide is just what you want. It seems almost every restaurant and hotel has a bar, there are bars in clubs and bars...


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Free Things to Do

The Fort Myers area is full of famous attractions and many of them are very affordable. But forking over a few dollars here and there eventually adds up. Don’t worry, there are lots of things to do that wont cost...