Beach Vacation Tips for Anxious Travelers
Leaving home may be taxing for people with travel-related anxiety, but trust me: a visit to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama is always a good idea.
Visiting Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is a breeze for an anxious traveler. While many top tourist destinations can be overcrowded, the 32 miles of white-sand beaches on Alabama’s Gulf Coast provide the ideal landscape for a relaxing vacation.
I didn’t realize how many ways you can enjoy boating until I visited the Alabama coast. My first night in town, I watched one of the most beautiful sunsets while on a sunset cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. The way the red of the sky backlit the beachside homes and trees gave me a feeling of serenity and stillness that still makes me feel at peace. The sun seemed so large in the sky, it reminded me of a “Miss Saigon” playbill.
Is the sun more magnificent on the shores of Alabama than anywhere else? It certainly seems that way to me. With a sunrise start at Zeke’s Marina to set off on a deep-sea fishing charter aboard the Ocean Ox, I was so hypnotized by the watercolor strokes of the sky that I didn’t even notice we went 20 miles offshore! The comfortable, air-conditioned cabins and experienced crew made deep-sea fishing my favorite activity of my trip to Alabama’s beaches.
I really enjoyed the comfort of staying in a condo rental from Brett/Robinson Vacations on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Staying someplace that feels more like a home than a hotel just grounds me when I’m traveling. With full-size kitchens, in-unit washers and dryers, and comfortable sitting areas, you have the comforts of home while you’re away. An added perk: some of the condos stock board games. Along with communal game rooms, indoor exercise facilities and indoor pools, inclement weather is no big deal.