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Subtropical Climate makes a Getaway to Panama City Beach a Year-round Event

Jun 30 15
by Chris Chatelain
Panama City Beach, Florida

While Northwest Florida might be best known for the most beautiful sugar-white sand in the world, it is the fantastic weather of places like Panama City Beach that make it a wonderland just about any time of year. Very much a part of the “Sunshine State,” there are plenty of the golden rays to go […]

Enjoy Free Amusement Park Attractions with Your Panama City Beach Vacation Rental

Jun 26 15
by Chris Chatelain
Grand Panama Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida

Family summer vacations to Florida are often centered around the beach, with family activities planned separately. But let’s face it, buying tickets to amusement parks, water parks, and other entertainment can get quite expensive and taxing on a family budget. Counts-Oakes Resort Properties offers a way to not only find fantastic Panama City Beach vacation […]

It’s Not Too Late to Book Your July 4th Vacation

Jun 17 15
by Renee Taliaferro
Father and son lighting sparklers on the beach at sunset

Great news for anyone looking for a last-minute vacation rental for the week of July 4th. You can still find a fine selection of rentals with Counts-Oakes Resort Properties. Their rentals include beach houses, resorts, and condos in Panama City Beach, Destin, and Highway 30-A. Call 888-210-3201 soon, because just about every vacation rental in […]

Set Sail for a Free Night at Pirates’ Bay

Jun 11 15
by Chris Chatelain

On a quest to score some serious booty in the form of vacation condos in Fort Walton Beach? Well, set a course for the Emerald Coast of Florida and sail into Pirates’ Bay Guest Chambers and Marina — a location that is a treasure trove of vacation fun and adventure. Amenities like a balcony or patio […]

These Dog-Friendly Beaches Welcome Your Furry Friends

Jun 9 15
by S. Lynne
Dog in sunglasses sitting on a beach chair at a dog-friendly beach

He or she may be your family’s best friend, but when it comes to including Fido or Fifi on your next jaunt to the beach, knowing where your pooch will be welcome takes a little extra planning. While it’s true that many Florida and Alabama beaches don’t allow dogs, there are still plenty of dog-friendly […]

Summer Fun Starts – and Stays – at the Emerald Grande

Jun 5 15
by Chris Chatelain

Just as it towers over the Destin skyline, a summer stay at the Emerald Grande elevates a Northwest Florida beach vacation to new heights. It’s hard to miss these amazing accommodations, not only for the property’s stature and presence, but also for its location right within the heart of everything great about this renowned destination […]

2015 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic — Come to Sandestin for Fish and Fun…plus Prizes!

May 29 15
by Celeste Bracewell

It’s just around the corner…the 2015 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, one of the top big-game fishing tournaments in the world, June 17-21, in Destin, Florida. The fabulous Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is the host facility for this five-day sporting event with a $1.5 million purse. From Tournament Director Adam Alfonso: “The tournament committee […]

Get more for your money with complimentary guest package from Brooks and Shorey

May 22 15
by Chris Chatelain

We all love getting more value for our money, but everyone knows all too well how rare it is to find a deal in which you truly get more for less. So when the opportunity to combine a dream vacation with getting great value for your money comes along, it’s hard to pass up. Brooks […]

Coastal Dune Lakes: Rare Treasures Along South Walton’s 30-A

May 21 15
by Alison Large Ketcham

It’s no secret that the white-sand beaches and sparkling Gulf waters along South Walton’s Highway 30-A are irresistible draws for beach-goers. And it’s safe to say that the majority of visitors who enjoy the quaint accommodations, charming shops, and outstanding eateries that give 30-A its unique character tend to return again and again. But no […]

Gulf Shores Weather

May 19 15
by Chris Chatelain

It’s not heaven…but it’s close. Gulf Shores is known as a fantastic spot for a beach vacation in Alabama, and the weather has a lot to do with that. Boasting sun-soaked summers and warm winters, Gulf Shores is a cool coastal community that offers vacation fun virtually year-round. Warm season Nobody takes a vacation just […]

Billy Bowlegs and His Pirates Invade Fort Walton Beach

May 18 15
by S. Lynne
Billy Bowlegs Festival pirates aboard their ship

Fort Walton Beach visitors beware — the city is about to be invaded by pirates. Captain Billy and his Krewe of Bowlegs will be in town on a “scouting” expedition to kick off the annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival on Thursday, June 4. The fun starts at the Landing with entertainment, food, drink, and pirate […]

Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest + Beach = Perfect Fall Getaway

May 16 15
by Darcie Plowden

Summer has yet to begin, and I’m dreaming of a fall beach trip! The Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is what started this train of thought. The festival touts 200-plus beers to sample and live music to enjoy — enough said: I’ll be there this fall for Beer Fest October […]

Pelican Beach is an Oasis of Summer Fun and Savings

May 9 15
by Chris Chatelain

Summer fun soars at the Resorts of Pelican Beach, much like wind through the wings of the majestic coastal bird after which this destination is named. For a family with kids, this Destin vacation resort is the place you want to be — for value, security and activity. And if you book your stay now, […]

Hit the Beach Getaway Jackpot at Seaspray Condos

May 2 15
by Chris Chatelain

Looking for a Florida vacation spot where you can park the car and leave the keys on the counter for the duration of your stay? Seaspray Condominiums on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach is all about convenience and accommodation – which makes it the perfect destination for your next family vacation or group getaway, […]

Country Stars To Shine at Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

May 1 15
by S. Lynne

Some of country music’s brightest stars will have an opportunity to shine at the upcoming Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam. This is the third year for a festival that has quickly become a Panama City Beach tradition. It attracted an average of 18,000 fans per night last year, and it’s expected to have an average of more than 20,000 fans in […]

Enjoy a free night, stunning views, and fascinating marine life at Jetty East in Destin

May 1 15
by Chris Chatelain

Sure, relaxing and soaking up the sun on shimmering sands is always near the top of the list when taking a beach vacation to Destin, Florida. But there’s a lot you’ll miss if you just keep your toes planted in the sand. Think the fun and adventure end at the water’s edge? Well, think again. […]

Pensacola Beach Deals – Extend Your Stay in Paradise!

Apr 28 15
by Chris Chatelain

Say ‘I do’ to sun, sand, surf, and love with special savings on spring stays at Paradise Beach Homes this season. Take a break and save in spring when you book one of Pensacola Beach’s most accommodating accommodations. Romantic retreat and family fun Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal, and a vacation to […]

Key West Fishing is the Stuff of Legends

Apr 19 15
by Charlie Peay

When you fish in the crystal clear turquoise waters surrounding Key West, Florida, you’re entering into a world where fishing legends were born. There’s no escaping the influence that fishing greats such as Ernest Hemingway and Zane Grey have had on generations of fishermen, whether they’re seasoned professionals or just taking up the sport. Hemingway […]

Special Events Lure Visitors to Gulf Coast Year-Round

Mar 15 15
by S. Lynne

Warm weather, emerald waters, and beaches so white that they dazzle the eyes are the major attractions for most visitors to the Florida and Alabama Gulf coasts. But the region also plays host to music festivals, wine tastings, fishing rodeos, and other special Gulf Coast events — some so big that folks regularly plan their […]

Fishing is King in Destin!

Mar 4 15
by Charlie Peay

Destin is not known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” for nothing! The fishing action in Destin can be hot and heavy inshore, offshore, and from beach piers and jetties. All of you do-it-yourselfers will be happy to know that you don’t need a boat to enjoy an excellent day of fishing in Destin. Many […]