Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Gulf Coast Has History - Learn About it With These Exciting Tours!

If any of you are like me, a vacation is not complete without a little destination history. I recall my first vacation up in Northern Michigan when we took a tour of Mackinac Island. As a kid, I really enjoyed seeing and hearing about this culture and way of life in this part of state. Ever since then, I grew to love exploring the culture and history of an unfamiliar place. The best part of learning is doing something fun to compliment the history lesson. Here are a few things you can do on the Gulf Coast that are fun, but still offer some insights on the local history.

1. Historic Segway Tours in Downtown Pensacola

2. Dolphin Watch & Destin History Cruise

3. Downtown Pensacola City Tours 

4. New Orleans Super City Tour By Motor Coach Bus

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Big Fall Festivals On The Gulf Coast You Can't Miss!

The Fall season is definitely my favorite time of the year. The traffic is tolerable and the weather is amazing. We also love the fact that there are many great festivals throughout the Gulf Coast that give even more reason to come visit. Although there are a lot of good ones, here are a few you might want to checkout.

1) Destin Seafood Festival |
Dates: October 3rd-5th
The Destin Seafood Festival is one of the longest running festivals on the Gulf Coast. The festival is comprised of many events such as live music, arts/crafts, local seafood, and kids activities. The Seafood festival runs along the Destin Harbor on the West end of the city. This event is free to everyone!

2) Gulf Shores National Shrimp Festival |
Dates: October 9-12
The Gulf Shores National Shrimp Fest is a weekend celebration of seafood, arts/crafts, live entertainment and more. This is one of the largest annual events on the Gulf Coast with more than 60,000 people planning to attend. There will be plenty to do including activities for the kids, carnival games, and more. The event is held at the Hangout on the West end of Gulf Shores. 

3) Pensacola Seafood Festival & Fiesta of Five Flags |
Dates: September 26-29
The Pensacola Seafood Festival and Fiesta of Five Flags go hand in hand. The fiesta is a celebration of Pensacola's heritage that dates back to 1559! The 37th annual seafood festival takes place in downtown Pensacola and offers everything from fresh local seafood to art/crafts and live entertainment. It's worth taking a trip to Pensacola for this exciting event.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

5 Ways You Can Propose To Your Girlfriend in Destin, FL

There is no better place than Destin, FL to capture a moment that will be cherished for the rest of your life. Destin is full of so many exciting things to do with a backdrop that is made for the movies. It's a pretty normal week for us to hear from a handful of men trying to find the best way to propose to their significant other. That is why we decided to dedicate a blog to different ways you can propose in Destin. Which one will you pick?

1) Sailing Excursion

Take a private sailing excursion along the Destin coastline. Bring some of your favorite foods and drinks or arrange something with the captain. Sailing is an amazing experience even if you're not planning to propose. The nostalgic aspect makes for an intimate experience on the water. Without the grumbling of an engine or the smell of diesel fuel, there is little to break your concentration so you can relax and say those 4 words.

2) Helicopter Tour

Helicopter tours have been one of the newer Destin activities and proposals have been very popular. Take a sunset flight and see the Destin coastline and emerald green waters. All tours are private so you will have the entire helicopter to yourself. 

3) On The Beach

This may be the most popular way to propose in Destin and you certainly can't go wrong! With the emerald green waters and sugar white sand in your backdrop, it's a sure way to win the moment. Propose at sunset for the best experience. Make sure to hire a photographer so you can get some photos during or after the big moment!

4) Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a night out on the Solaris, a 150 passenger fine dining yacht located at the Sandestin Resort. The yacht cruises weekly and offers the best environment for proposals and even weddings. Enjoy a 3 course meal with live entertainment and table service. Be sure to book your seats early as this cruise does sell out in advance.

5) Norriego Point

Norrego Point offers some of the most stunning views of Destin, especially during sunset. Bring some drinks and snacks and spend the evening at this public spot before you pop the big question.