Meet Two Travel Bloggers Who Love Alabama's Beaches
If there were frequent-flyer miles for beaches, these two bloggers might just max out. Get to know them here.
Locals know the hidden treasure that is Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Our friends Sara Broers and Becky Beall may not be locals, but they know and appreciate that treasure and share the news with their fans, followers and blog readers.
Sara and Becky are travel bloggers who get to experience a lot of fun and interesting places, and if you ask them, they’d tell you that Alabama’s beaches rank high on their list of favorite destinations.
Sara, of Travel with Sara, started blogging in 2009. Her favorite part of being a travel writer is meeting people in the destinations she works with – and her motto is “Ask a local, they know!” Sara often visits destinations multiple times. “I love revisiting a destination that I have fallen in love with. Any time of the year is great for a destination that I have fallen in love with,” she said. Sara’s first visit to Alabama’s beaches was in December of 2014 and she says The Wharf really knows how to usher in the holiday season.
What’s your favorite beach memory/moment? My favorite beach memory would be walking along the beach, with a bird walking right next to me.
What is your top tip for planning a getaway to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach? Visit during a shoulder season to save a little bit of money, yet have great weather. And go hungry, as the food is out of this world.
Why are you drawn to Alabama’s beaches? I love the beauty and cleanliness of the beaches. I also love the fact that the Alabama beaches offer affordable lodging and housing options. The nature experiences combined with adventure and a beach make for a win/win destination.
What makes Alabama’s beaches different from other destinations? The fine, sugar sand is something that you do not find anywhere, and again, they are clean beaches. I have seen many beaches and the Alabama beaches have a unique feel, while offering a beach to call home.
Favorite attraction: My new-to-me favorite attraction is Alabama’s Coastal Connection. This drive combines the beach, nature and history! Take two full days to enjoy this drive.
Favorite activity: Riding a Segway with Coastal Segway Adventures through the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. The fact is, I am not good at riding a Segway, yet I had the experience of a lifetime and talk about it all the time.
Favorite lodging option: The Beach Club, as it’s located off the beaten path and offers a hop, skip and a jump to the beach.