Gina Birch, Fort Myers Local Expert

About Gina

Gina Birch

Gina carries the rare title of "Native Floridian". Living in Southwest Florida for more than 20 years, she is a well known, award winning radio and TV personality. She also writes for a number of regional publications and is the former publisher of a restaurant guide.

A self-proclaimed Oenophile, she travels to wine regions all over the world. She also co-hosts a wine themed podcast on NPR1 called Grape Minds. Having a passion for travel in general she also loves exploring beaches, new cities 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

Don't leave Fort Myers without catching a sunset on one of the area's dozens of beaches

10Best Lists by Gina Birch

10 ways to spend your days in Bonaire

Bonaire is a divers' paradise, with nearly 90 sites, dozens of coral species and hundreds of fish. But diving in the Caribbean Sea is not all the sleepy Dutch island has to offer. You may come for the diving, but...