It’s like paradise, only better. COASTE | EDITOR’S WELCOME As I write this on a beautiful September

doesn’t get much better than this. It’s like living in paradise, only better.

afternoon, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released a report that between September 1-10, 246 “low max temperature” records were set across many parts of the country — basically meaning, the high temperature that day was the “lowest high” ever recorded. To me, that sounds like the snowbirds will be packing up early (or probably already are) and, as John Hiatt sings, “let’s fire it up and wind it out, c’mon baby drive south.” The fact is, returning residents and visitors alike couldn’t be arriving Southwest Florida at a better time of year than the stretch of weather we enjoy in October and November (or their spring counterpart, March and April). Milder temperatures, lower humidity, cloudless days of beautiful blue skyshine and the rainy season in the rear view mirror — well, it truly

With that introduction, COASTE is excited to welcome you, our readers across the U.S., to our October-November issue. The events, activities and happenings are heating up, just as the weather begins to cool, and you’ll find them (along with some great stories) on the following pages. We’re also excited to share with you BIG news — due to requests from readers in Southwest Florida, as well as our 10,000 digital subscribers, we’re now offering you the opportunity to enjoy a print version of COASTE in your home, wherever you live, 6 times per year for only $15. Simply visit to place your order.

Now get out there, grab your favorite magazine and enjoy paradise at its best!

John Sprecher, Editor



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