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Voluntourism in Pensacola

Are you looking for ways to give back on your beach vacation? Voluntourism is a popular push right now, inviting visitors all over the world to give back to a local organization during their vacation. As part of our 25th-anniversary celebration, we're encouraging our guests to do just that. When our beaches and communities open back up, we'll be eager to get back out there with everyone and help these organizations flourish. [...]

2020-04-27T17:01:27-05:00April 27th, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

A Cinco de Mayo Favorite

We're finally getting some good news that the beaches are opening up! Although you can only visit the beaches for limited hours, we're eager to get on the sand and see the waves for ourselves. It's just in time for summer festivities, like Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day. While we can't say for certain that restaurants will be open in time for Cinco de Mayo, that doesn't mean you can't have your own fiesta celebration at home! [...]

2020-04-24T16:54:18-05:00April 24th, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Is Your Beach Bag Ready for Summer?

If you're like us, you're counting down the days until the beaches are open again. We can't wait either! All of this extra time to prepare for our summer trip to the beach is perfect though; it gives us time to find the perfect beach bag and get it packed and ready to go for summer. In no time at all, we'll be packing the coolers, loading up our cars, and getting ready to soak up some sun.

2020-04-20T16:39:15-05:00April 20th, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

It’s Almost Sea Turtle Season

We know it may seem like there is no possible upside to the beaches being closed, especially when the weather is this nice. However, with sea turtle season beginning next month and lasting all the way until October, the beach closures have left the sand clear for sea turtles. Since about 90% of all sea turtle nestings in the United States happen in Florida, it's important to keep the beaches as undisturbed as possible [...]

2020-07-17T16:02:05-05:00April 17th, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Work From Home at the Beach

With schools shifting to a virtual model and most employees working from home, many people all across the country have been at home for several weeks now. If you're tired of your same old surroundings or just need a place to get away for a bit, now is the perfect chance to escape to your favorite Gulf Shores, Alabama vacation rental for a little bit. [...]

2020-04-13T16:58:00-05:00April 13th, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Homes for the Whole Family

We know that right now, nothing is more important than family togetherness. If you aren't at home with your family and can't see them for a while, you may be missing them a little extra in these times. We're right there with you! When we can gather together with our loved ones again, the first thing we're planning is a family vacation to the beach. [...]

2020-04-10T16:09:30-05:00April 10th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

The Importance of Being Outdoors

Our Favorite Outdoor Activities on 30A ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Just like all of you, we're mourning the beach closures and reminiscing on sunny afternoons spent lounging in the sand. This is an adjustment for us, but fortunately there are still ways we can get some sunshine! Now more than ever, getting some sun and fresh air is so important. Not only does vitamin D help boost your immune system and gives you more energy, it just feels good to get outdoors and stretch your legs - especially if you're spending more time inside. Since the beaches are closed, [...]

2020-04-06T15:55:21-05:00April 6th, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Help Make a Difference

Organizations in Need in Destin, Pensacola, & More ~ Southern Vacation Rentals We know times are tough right now. Right now more than ever, local charities and organizations are relying on help from their communities. Through our Southern Cares program, we're proud sponsors of the Ronald McDonald House and Alzheimer's Association and are always looking for ways to give back to our communities. This year we also launched our Voluntourism Initiative, inviting our guests to volunteer with local organizations during their vacation. Whether you're a local or you're here visiting, there are numerous ways to get involved. If you're [...]

2020-04-03T15:57:49-05:00April 3rd, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|