Perched amid the glitzy high-rises on Longboat Key lies Forgotten Florida. The Sandpiper Inn is reminiscent of “the good old days” – when the only sounds heard were laughing gulls and lapping waves. You can do as much or as little as you please. We opted to embrace the sun, sand, sea and quiet. And to enjoy the companionship of our canine kids at this pet-friendly paradise. Grill on the barbeque, and/or savor the fresh seafood at The Beach House and at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub (named the best place to meet a millionaire!). I don’t lay claim millions nor to a millionaire. But I can tell you that our time here was absolutely priceless.