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Give Back this Holiday Season

Voluntourism Opportunities Along the Gulf Coast Here at Southern, we aim to consistently give back to the areas that give so much to us and our guests. Our employees are active in the community by volunteering for local projects and giving donations to fundraisers throughout the area. We strive to be the most caring vacation rental company along the Coast, and we achieve this through our Southern Cares Program. One initiative we have put in place through Southern Cares is Voluntourism. This term is defined by opportunities for guests and visitors to give back during their stay. We have [...]

2021-11-30T13:29:42-06:00November 30th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Southern Cares|

Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipe!

Sweet Potato Pie with Molasses Whipped Cream Recipe Whether you are visiting the Gulf Coast for Thanksgiving or staying home this year, this recipe is sure to be your new favorite for the Holidays! This sweet potato pie with molasses whipped cream recipe is the perfect option if you are in need of a last-minute dessert to prepare. Not only that, but these ingredients are easy to find at any local grocery store. You might already have them all in your pantry! This pie might have quite a few steps, but it is a great way [...]

2021-11-15T13:27:05-06:00November 23rd, 2021|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Group Travel Made Easy

Group Travel to Our Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals: What You Need to Know! A lot of detail goes into planning a vacation with a group. Each person has their own experiences and opinions to share which can make finding the perfect rental a challenge. Not only that but deciding how to fill your stay with fun can also take time to figure out. Lucky for you, we have developed a couple of tools to help solve this problem and make travelling with a group of any size a breeze. Each vacation starts with searching Gulf Coast vacation rentals until [...]

2021-11-11T13:17:50-06:00November 16th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

The Ultimate Guide to Fort Morgan in a Weekend

Fort Morgan Beach Rentals, Restaurants, and More! Looking for a spot to take a relaxing vacation? Consider Fort Morgan, AL. This town along Coastal Alabama has undisturbed beaches, historical significance, and is known to have fewer crowds throughout the year. To give you an idea of what it would be like to vacation here, we have listed Fort Morgan beach rentals, restaurants, and more below! We hope this guide to the area inspires you to start planning your next trip to the beach. To view our entire inventory of Fort Morgan vacation rentals, visit our website. There is still [...]

2021-11-09T12:37:19-06:00November 9th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

A Beginner’s Guide to 30A

The Best Beaches Along 30A If you have traveled to the Gulf Coast and stayed along Scenic Highway 30A, then you are familiar with the many different communities along this stretch of shoreline. Each community offers something different, unique scenery, delicious cuisine, and more. However, it can be tricky to learn the highway regarding where your family should vacation. We recommend visiting each town during your stay and booking your next getaway in a town you have never stayed in. This way you become familiar with the area and learn the ins and outs of each community. To book [...]

2021-11-02T11:59:08-05:00November 2nd, 2021|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Savory Fall Soup

Delicious Oyster Artichoke Soup Recipe for Your Stay! The weather along the Gulf Coast during the colder months stays moderate and comfortable. However, it can get chilly in the evenings making you want to cozy up on the couch with a delicious soup. This oyster artichoke soup recipe is packed full of savory flavors that everyone in your group will love! It is the perfect appetizer or even dinner to enjoy during your stay. Not to mention, you are likely to find fresh oysters at one of the many seafood markets along the Coast. You might even find fresh [...]

2021-10-26T11:04:52-05:00October 26th, 2021|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Holidays Along the Beach

Tips for Planning Your Holidays at the Beach Thinking of getting out of the house for the holidays? We have noticed a spike in guests looking to spend the holiday season along the Gulf Coast and we understand why. Spend Thanksgiving in a luxurious beachfront Destin vacation rental. What is better than preparing a delicious feast with an incredible view of the water? Or pack up the gifts this year and spend Christmas in a vacation condo in Orange Beach, AL with the Gulf of Mexico just steps away. No matter what your holiday plans are, consider moving them [...]

2021-10-19T12:52:36-05:00October 19th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

5 Things to Love About Perdido Key

Check Out These Perdido Key Restaurants, Attractions, and More! Is it time to start thinking about your next family vacation? Consider coming down to the beach and spending quality time with loved ones soaking up some sun and sinking your toes in the sand. Perdido Key is one area along the Gulf Coast that is often thought of as the best city for relaxation and rejuvenation. It is close by to tons of area attractions and Perdido Key restaurants, but still surrounds you will gorgeous scenery. There is so much to love about Perdido Key, FL. We have listed [...]

2021-10-12T14:16:47-05:00October 12th, 2021|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Fort Walton Beach in a Weekend!

Things to Do in Fort Walton Beach, FL When you think of visiting the Gulf Coast, you might not automatically think of Fort Walton Beach, FL. However, you should consider it for your next family getaway. It is home to some incredible family-friendly resorts, offers tons of delicious dining, and exciting adventure is just a short drive away. You get all the perks of a beach vacation – the sun, relaxation, and quality time with friends or family – while also staying in one city along the Coast that is known to be quaint, charming, yet still packed full [...]

2021-10-05T11:25:55-05:00October 5th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Delicious Beach Inspired Appetizer

Our Favorite Marinated Blue Crab Claws Recipe If you are familiar with the Gulf Coast and enjoy eating at the many different seafood restaurants in each area, then you are sure to have seen crab claws on every menu. They are considered a delicacy along the Coast and are not only popular among visitors, but locals love them as well. Have you ever thought about cooking them yourself? It isn’t as hard as it seems! All you need is a marinated blue crab claws recipe and a fully equipped kitchen. Lucky for you, most of our vacation rentals in [...]

2021-09-28T10:09:04-05:00September 28th, 2021|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|