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First Timer’s Guide to Florida Panhandle Beaches: Destin, 30A, Panama City & Beyond

Just a few hours due south of my hometown of Montgomery, Alabama is the Florida Gulf Coast. That drive is a trip I’ve done more times than I can remember in my life and one of my favorite destinations – the Emerald Coast beaches of the Florida Panhandle. I’ve written before about the pristine white …

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Universal Orlando Resort: 7 Things Every Disney Fan Needs to Know

You know every nook and cranny of the Magic Kingdom. Epcot is your home-away-from-home. But this trip… you are ready to cheat on Disney. As a die-hard Disney fan, going to another theme park may give you pause. But a day at Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, or Universal’s Volcano Bay is a …

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First Timer’s Guide to the Florida Keys

This post is sponsored by Moon Travel Guides. All opinions are my own. When most travelers think of travel to the Florida Keys, a Jimmy Buffett song probably springs to mind. Lazy days, gorgeous beaches, and colorful tropical drinks are definitely the stuff of a Keys vacation. Margaritaville indeed. Despite its laid back vibe, a …

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Why Families Should Explore Gulf County, Florida

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County Florida for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I grew up in Alabama, so the beaches of Florida and the panhandle from Pensacola to Destin to Panama City were a favorite travel destination for my family. The fine white sand along the Gulf …

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5 Tips for Organizing the Perfect Family Reunion

One of the major reasons I travel with my daughter is to visit family.  With my parents in Alabama, my sister and other relatives in North Carolina, and my husband’s extended family in Connecticut, we cross the country often so that my daughter can have real relationships with these large but close-knit groups of people. …

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