Your Dose of Vacation Inspiration

We all know the importance of being on vacation and getting the best shot possible. You want to have great pictures to show off on your Instagram feed and let everyone know just how incredible your vacation was. If you're planning a trip Northwest Florida or Coastal Alabama this year, then you're in luck as there are some great Instagram-worthy spots around the beach. [...]

2020-05-08T12:03:40-05:00May 8th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Treat Yourself to a Relaxing Weekend

It's our hunch that when you go on vacation, you're looking to relax and get away. You deserve a chance to unplug and unwind in style! Of course, a vacation is not complete without some top-notch amenities. In addition to free WiFi, a great view, and a resort pool, guests also look for fitness centers and spas available at the resort. [...]

2020-05-05T08:16:17-05:00May 5th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

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|

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|

An Easy Summer DIY Craft

Have you been holding onto those seashells from your last trip to your favorite condo rental in Destin, Florida, just wondering what to do with them? With a few items you likely have lying around, you can turn those seashells into something special. All you need are seashells, a picture frame, and a hot glue gun, [...]

2020-03-27T11:20:09-05:00March 27th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Southern’s Voluntourism Program

Volunteer on Vacation ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Are you looking for ways to volunteer on vacation? "Voluntourism" opportunities are popping up all along the country now, and the Gulf Coast is no exception. Voluntourism allows visitors to give back to a local community they may be visiting on vacation. This includes volunteering at animal refugees, helping clean up our beautiful beaches, or dedicating some time to a local school or non-profit. Since our Southern team is so active in the community through our Southern Cares program and Volunteers in Action, we wanted to give our guests a chance to [...]

2020-03-06T17:05:03-06:00March 6th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

A Sweet Southern Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is this weekend! If you're still in need of a gift, there is no gift like that of a beach vacation. The best part of this gift is that you don't have to use it for this weekend; you can plan it for any time of year! Whether the one you love enjoys warm sunshine in the summertime [...]

2020-02-11T10:30:55-06:00February 11th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|