I remember my first visit to Alabama’s beaches, four short years ago. While I was excited to go someplace new, spring break at the beach hardly sounded relaxing. My previous spring break beach experiences always included busy roads and the related traffic (more…)
For me, vacation and great food go hand in hand. Getting out of the kitchen to let someone else do the cooking seems like a great way to relax, too. Over the past several years, I have discovered some real gems in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Every time (more…)
When I travel, brunch is one of my favorite meals to eat out! It gives me a “legitimate” excuse to sleep in since I don’t have to provide breakfast. Moms, you know what I mean! After brunch, I’m guaranteed a few solid hours of fun in the sun without having (more…)
’Tis the season to be . . .
. . . planning! Yes, planning a vacation for 2018, that is!
Experts say things are more likely to happen when you write them down. So why not make that vacation resolution for the new year? To make your resolution-making (more…)
When you go to the beach, walking barefoot in the sand is a given. Sand between the toes . . . ahhhh! But did you know there are lots of other places to explore on foot in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach? (Though I recommend shoes for most of them!)
There are plenty of restaurants in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach — many of them locally owned with lots of great food. Fresh seafood. Check. Locally sourced cuisine. Check. It’s all here. But, let’s be honest. Vacation is the time to indulge. Am I right?
When I think of the beach, my first thought is sand, sun and surf. And all the beaches deliver on that. Atlantic Coast beaches tend to offer gritty sand and gray-blue surf, while Gulf beaches provide powdery white sand and deep Caribbean-blue waters. (more…)
When vacationing at the beach, most people think sandcastles and sun, fresh fish and fun. But in Gulf Shores on the Alabama coast, there’s more to see and do. For those planning a long weekend escape or a weeklong getaway, add a visit to historic attractions (more…)
Quick! Name three gifts you got during the holidays last year.
Now name three things you did on your last vacation. Much easier, wasn’t it?
Years ago, my husband and I realized that vacations have a lasting impact on our family. “Stuff” doesn’t seem (more…)
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