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Reel in the Fun for Snapper Season

It's Time for Snapper Season in Florida & Alabama ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Get ready to reel in the fun this summer - it's time for snapper season in Florida and Alabama! Snapper season is a highly anticipated time of year for anglers from all over. Snapper season in Alabama has been in swing since May 22nd and lasts until July 19th. Florida snapper season just kicked off on Friday June 11th and runs until July 26th. That means there's plenty of time still to get in on the season! Experienced anglers have already taken to our waters to [...]

2020-06-19T16:51:26-05:00June 19th, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Get Involved at the Beach

Beach Cleanup Programs in Pensacola, Destin, and Gulf Shores ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Looking to make a difference at the beach? Get involved in some of the beach cleanup programs in Pensacola, Destin, and Gulf Shores. Litter left behind on the beach causes harm to marine and shoreline wildlife. It's important to keep our beaches clean and clear: just the way we found them! As part of our voluntourism initiative, we invite guests to volunteer with a local organization during their stay. We're active in our communities, and we invite you to do the same during your vacation here! [...]

2020-06-16T13:04:36-05:00June 16th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Southern Cares|

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|

The Best Cinnamon Rosemary Old Fashioned in Pensacola

Searching for a cocktail to jazz up your holiday party this season? Nothing says "timeless classic" like an Old Fashioned, but we've recently discovered a delightful way to spruce up an old favorite. By adding a cinnamon rosemary simple syrup and some festive garnishings, this drink will be holiday-ready in no time! Plus, it's easy to make and takes almost no time at all. The cinnamon and rosemary will have your kitchen smelling like Christmas all winter long! The idea of an Old Fashioned for the holiday season came from [...]

2020-01-07T21:37:42-06:00November 25th, 2019|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Best Mac & Cheese in Destin

The Best Mac & Cheese in Destin ~ The Southern Scoop’s Recipe of the Month Everyone - and we mean everyone - has their own take on macaroni & cheese. Some like it baked, some like it straight out of the pot, and some like it broiled with breadcrumbs and parmesan on top. It's one of those recipes that's extremely personal and fun to pass down. The beautiful thing about mac & cheese is that you can make it a hundred different ways and it'll be different every single time. We love discovering new ways to enjoy mac & [...]

2020-04-14T09:13:24-05:00October 21st, 2019|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

The Best Baked Pimento Cheese in Orange Beach ~ The Southern Scoop’s Recipe of the Month

Best Baked Pimento Cheese in Orange Beach ~ The Southern Scoop’s Recipe of the Month Any time we go to a restaurant, if they have baked pimento cheese on the menu, we're ordering it. No matter where you order it, the sentiment is the same: a hot, creamy, delicious concoction of melted cheese and flavor. Scoop it out of a dish onto a warm pita or a fresh vegetable stick; there's no wrong way to enjoy it. Have you ever tried to make pimento cheese? It's just as easy to make as it is to enjoy. We got the [...]

2020-04-14T09:10:53-05:00September 26th, 2019|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Fishing Charters in Destin, Panama City Beach, and More ~ The Southern Scoop’s Activity of the Month

Fishing Charters in Destin, Panama City Beach, and More ~ The Southern Scoop's Activity of the Month Welcome to the Southern Scoop's activity of the month! We're going to be talking about the top fishing charters in Destin, Panama City Beach, and more. The Gulf Coast is home to many incredible fishing charters and sailing tours; after all, it's the best way to experience the Gulf Coast! Just like there's nothing like a Gulf Coast sunset, there's nothing like seeing the water from a new perspective. Discover some of our favorite fishing charters across the Gulf Coast to embark [...]

2020-04-15T10:18:21-05:00September 26th, 2019|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|