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    Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

    During our stay at The Island in Fort Walton Beach, the Director of Sales provided us with tickets to the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Conveniently located in Fort Walton Beach, the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is dedicated to educating, entertaining, and inspiring our guests to respect and preserve wildlife by providing unique and memorable experiences for visitors of all ages to connect with marine life. It is a popular attraction for visitors in Fort Walton Beach, Destin and the surrounding areas, and for good reason! I did not feel our trip would be complete without experiencing the outdoor aquarium, so we arrived 54 minutes before opening and secured an excellent…

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    Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard: Day Two

    We had so much fun on our first day at the Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, we were really ready for day two! The complimentary breakfast was once again hot and ready for us as soon as we got up. There was so much to choose from: scrambled eggs and egg whites, hard boiled eggs, breakfast meats of sausage or bacon, brie, fresh fruit, hot and cold cereal with a variety of toppings for the hot cereal, breakfast pastries and bread and of course the make your own waffles that Residence Inn is noted for! After breakfast we walked around the property to see all of its features. We saw…

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    Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard: Day One

    Sandestin, Florida is located in northwest Florida. With beautiful white sandy beaches and an emerald green ocean, this charming resort community is a popular attraction for tourists, and they are ready for them, with 1,300 accommodations. We decided to forego the fancy resorts on our stay, though, and instead stay in the family-friendly Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard. This modern property offers easy access to  and the village of Baytowne Wharf. My first impression was, “What a great location!” Although the property is not on the beach, there are several public beach areas just a short drive away, and the property is within walking distance of Baytowne Wharf, with…

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    Jekyll Island Club Resort

    Jekyll Island in Georgia bills itself as “…a beautiful blend of serenity and discovery,” and they are not wrong. With long beaches and historic ruins, the island is located just a few miles from St. Simons Island, Sea Island and Brunswick. The island boasts multiple lodging options, including the beautiful Jekyll Island Club Resort  where we were fortunate to stay for a few days. It was a long drive from Ocean City, Maryland to the island, but it was well worth the drive. We arrived late at night due to traffic issues, so I didn’t have a chance to really see the property when we got there. What I did…

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    Ocean City

    I feel compelled to write a blog about my hometown and my visit there last week with my daughter. As I drove over the route 50 bridge and saw the “Welcome to Ocean City” sign, I felt as if I had never left. We were blessed to be staying with a dear friend and business partner and her husband. They warmly welcomed us to their 5th floor condominium a few feet off the beach–and what a view of the Atlantic Ocean we had! I want to tell you about my happy place first, the beach. I love the sand and the ocean and does my Mini Me. We get up…

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    The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

    Located along the shores of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island is a beautiful oceanfront hotel located just 21 miles from downtown Charleston. A part of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the Sanctuary is one of three options for accommodations offered for resort guests–other options include the Resort Villas or Premiere and Private homes. We were fortunate to stay at the Sanctuary as we traveled from Orlando to Washington, DC and we were enchanted by the fantastic service and exquisite accommodations that capture the history and charm one associates with the South. As you enter the Island you must pass through security gates and be cleared…

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