Visiting Orange Beach – Family Trip Day 1

Heading for Orange Beach from Atlanta for the first time! Loaded up the car with plenty of bathing suits, sunscreen, and snacks. Oh yeah, and the kids too. We left earlier than usual for our beach trip because while Phoenix check in was 3 pm, we wanted to catch the Blue Angels Practice session at Pensacola Naval Air Base in the morning. Their website suggested arrival by 9:30 am Central Standard Time because they sometimes close it early if big crowds are expected. It was a practically straight shot down the highway and was a nice quiet drive.

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5 Fun Beach Activities for Teens and Preteens in Gulf Shores

When the children are younger, planning for your beach vacation can be a breeze:

  • Shovel & Pail, check.
  • Sunscreen, check.
  • Extra snacks, check.

However, planning for a beach vacation with older kids can be a little more daunting. But not when you choose Gulf Shores, Alabama for your next beach vacation! Here are our top 5 fun beach activities to do with the older kids when you get here Continue reading 5 Fun Beach Activities for Teens and Preteens in Gulf Shores

Reduce Stress with a Vacation!

The best gift you can give to yourself and family is the gift of a “happier and less stressed” you! Reduce stress with a vacation at the beach! Orange Beach Alabama is just a short drive to serenity for many living in the South – it’s like our side of the ocean! Never underestimate the value of a long walk in the sand along the Gulf of Mexico. Walking in the sand with bare feet is great way to activate your parasympathetic nervous system (that’s the part of the body that helps you to relax and feel engaged in life). Seriously, who isn’t due for a little rest and relaxation?

Reduce stress with a vacation today!

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The Snowbirds Have Landed

December is a quiet month at the beach but with the turning of the New Year the snow birds head south and bring an air of excitement. Beach Getaways welcomes about 80 snowbirds this season. Fleeing the cold and snow looking to enjoy the benefits of warmer weather and outdoor activities. Your lovely condos provide a great respite from the winter weather. Continue reading The Snowbirds Have Landed