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For the Perfect Summer Getaway, Consider the Florida Panhandle

May 7th, 2012

White Sand Beaches of Pensacola

By Myscha Theriault – Independent Travelers Resources at Trekhound.com

While the panhandle may be a bit of a drive from southern Florida, it’s easily accessible for people in Georgia and other nearby states that border the Gulf of Mexico. Known as the Emerald Coast by locals and regional travelers, the area is beginning to bounce back from the BP disaster. From fishing rodeos to spa getaways and souvenir experiences for the serious shopper, here are a few places in northwest Florida you may want to check out.

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Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island and Destin: Florida’s Emerald Coast Boasts Beauty, Golf, Fishing and More

February 16th, 2012

Bridge over Destin Pass

By Myscha Theriault – Independent Travelers Resources at Trekhound.com

Visitors to Florida’s Panhandle find a multitude of entertainment options at their fingertips. From championship fishing and world-class golf to significant number of options suitable for the shopping and spa crowd, Choctawatchee Bay certainly caters to a fun-loving clientele. Here are just a few of the fun things to do in the greater Destin and Fort Walton Beach area.

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5 Fun Florida Summer Vacation Ideas

May 14th, 2011

Fun in the Sun at Cocoa Beach

By Myscha Theriault

While our friends up north might flock here for the winter, summer is when those of us who live here actually have time off from work to enjoy our fair state for ourselves. And for those of us with children who are out of school for the season, it’s important to know where we can squeeze in the most fun for our limited family time. Here are five fun Florida summer vacation ideas.

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Photo: President Obama Swims at Panama City Beach, Florida

August 15th, 2010

Photo of President Obama Swims at Panama City Beach
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Panama City Beach, FL – During the First Family’s visit to Panama City Beach to meet with local business owners and officials and to encourage Americans to enjoy the Gulf Coast beaches, the President and Sasha go for a swim.

President Barack Obama and daughter Sasha swam at Alligator Point in Panama City Beach, FL on August 14, 2010. The President traveled to Panama City Beach with First Lady Michelle Obama and Sasha to meet with local business owners and officials and to encourage Americans to travel to the Panhandle and Gulf Coast beaches.


Navarre Beach Pier

June 2nd, 2010

Old Navarre Beach Pier

Navarre Beach, FL – Construction on the new 1,545-foot fishing pier on Navarre Beach, the longest in the state, is essentially complete and a grand opening celebration has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday. Afterward, Santa Rosa County will suspend admission fees to the pier for the weekend to allow the public to walk along or fish from the new pier for free. The newest Florida pier will be open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. It will normally cost $1 a day to walk on the pier, and adults will pay $7 a day to fish; weekly and annual passes are available.

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Late Summer Family Vacation Ideas

August 6th, 2008

Aquatica

Summer break is almost over and you want to take one last trip before the kids head back to school, so what to do? This is Florida, there’s not much you can’t do that doesn’t involve snow. But just in case you’re looking for ideas here’s a few you’ll enjoy.

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