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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."

10Best Lists by Gina Birch

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Hook the Big One on a Fort Myers Fishing Charter

One of Southwest Florida’s favorite past times is fishing. With the Gulf of Mexico as the area’s backyard, the waters here are teaming with hundreds of thousands of fish. There are also thousands of spots to...


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Enjoying A Day At The Park In Fort Myers

It's hard to beat a day at the park. Residents in the Fort Myers area love the outdoors and the number of unique parks serves as proof. Lakes Regional Park is one of the biggest and most popular with picnic...


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Sanibel Island's Local Restaurants Serve Sassy,...

It’s vacation protocol when staying on a tropical island, to dine on seafood at some point during your visit. Islands like Sanibel know this and provide a plethora of places where you can find almost any fish you...


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Good Bites for Late Nights in Fort Myers

You never know when you are going to be hungry, sometimes it happens at 6pm but other times it’s midnight. If you are out and about in Fort Myers with a stomach that is grumbling, but you would like to avoid the...