Monthly Archives: November 2020


The Countdown to Warm Weather

Spring Break in Panama City Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals It's the first real cold snap of the year, and we're already finding ourselves dreaming about warm weather again. Fortunately, spring break will be here before we know it. The water begins to warm up, the sunshine is plentiful, and flip-flops are back in our beach bags. Not to mention, many of our favorite area activities begin to open up as well. If you've never been here in the springtime, then you'll definitely want to experience spring break in Panama City Beach. This family-friendly destination is packed with activities [...]

2020-12-04T15:06:08-06:00November 30th, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament ~ Southern Vacation Rentals For us, getting new Christmas ornaments for the tree is one of the most exciting parts of decorating. Of course, we love our ornaments that are passed down through the family, but adding a new ornament to the tree each year feels exciting. If you had an exceptionally memorable beach vacation this year, carry it into the holidays! Add a custom-framed photo from the beach to your tree this year. Our DIY Christmas ornament is easy to assemble and only requires a few extra tools. Luckily, you can easily find these at [...]

2020-11-23T16:44:30-06:00November 23rd, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Gulf Coast Comfort Food

Easy Gumbo Recipe ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Here on the Gulf Coast, we consider gumbo to be comfort food. If you're looking for a non-traditional dish to bring to your holiday dinner, this gumbo recipe is the way to go. Each gumbo recipe has four main stars: shrimp, sausage, roux, and a little bit of Cajun heat. Of course, you can always add more heat if you prefer. Normally we try and keep our Southern Scoop recipes quick and easy, but we must admit this gumbo recipe does take about an hour and a half to make. However, the [...]

2020-12-04T08:29:34-06:00November 20th, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

White Christmas at the Beach

Planning a Holiday Vacation in Pensacola Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Come home for the holidays on Pensacola Beach! Trade the snow for sand and experience a different kind of White Christmas this year. Planning a holiday vacation on Pensacola Beach ensures you and your family get the best of both worlds: a relaxing vacation to the beach and a fun new family tradition. If you are still in need of some inspiration for a holiday getaway, we've listed out five of our favorite vacation rentals in Pensacola Beach. From condos with resort-style amenities to homes with private pools [...]

2020-11-17T13:50:58-06:00November 16th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

For Our Alabama Snowbirds…

Five Condo Rentals for Alabama Snowbirds ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Alabama Snowbirds, it's almost time to head to the beach! If you got an early start and beat the flock, then welcome! We know there is nothing like trading snow for sand and gray clouds for some sunshine. Winter is one of the most beautiful times of year to visit the beach: the weather is mild, the beach is less crowded than the spring and summer, and you can enjoy a terrific beach view at a great rate as well. Our Alabama condo rentals in Gulf Shores and Orange [...]

2020-11-13T16:06:44-06:00November 13th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

A Festive Holiday Cocktail

Black Cherry Mule for Holiday Celebrations ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Celebrating the holidays at the beach this year? You'll want to give this festive holiday cocktail a spin! If you love a Moscow or Kentucky Mule, then the Black Cherry Mule is for you. It's the perfect combination of sweet and tart and will have you feeling full of holiday cheer in no time. Serve this cocktail during your holiday vacation at the beach - whether you're coming for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukkah, or just a Friendsgiving trip. Ready to make a Black Cherry Mule? Grab your copper mug and [...]

2020-11-10T10:02:35-06:00November 10th, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Bike Trails in Destin & 30A

The Best Bike Trails in Destin & 30A ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Bike lovers, rejoice! When you come to Destin or 30A on vacation, you will find scenic bike paths with plenty of room for you to ride. Numerous routes among the coast provide a safe space for cyclists to get out and enjoy the view. Some trails will take you through national parks while others let you ride right alongside the beach. If you are wondering where to find some of the best bike trails in Destin and 30A, look no further! In addition, if you need bike [...]

2020-11-03T14:33:43-06:00November 3rd, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|