Coastal Vacations

If you want to rummage for seashells, be one with the waves, or build sand castles, our list of one-of-a-kind beaches will guide you to your new favorite coastal playground.

 

6 Reasons to Visit Traverse City in May

You've made the trek in the heat of summer, and you've even wandered snow-covered trails in January. Why check out the charming bayside town in May?   1 It’s Michigan Wine Month Are you a “rosé all day” kind of traveler? You’d get down just fine in Traverse City. With about 40 different wineries within the Traverse Wine Coast, there’s a tasting...

Torrance, California A Hidden Treasure Revealed

Torrance California is a hidden gem of rich local experiences awaiting discovery; from the sun-kissed, uncrowded local beach to the best in the craft beer scene, Torrance shines bright as Southern California’s new "it" destination. Alive with an exhilarating energy and easy-going spirit, Torrance California is a colorful and refreshing stop along the road less traveled. Well-crafted and completely captivating,...

Northern Alabama has been keeping a secret

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 Marshall County, Alabama Northern Alabama has been keeping a delightful secret at the southern end of the of the Appalachian Mountain’s foothills. It has been said that time spent at the lake restores the soul.   Rest assure that with 69,000 acres of smooth water, Lake Guntersville has more than enough of what it takes. Located along the banks of the Tennessee...

Hammock Coast, South Carolina

By: Lauren Joseph   Seafood lovers know that the freshest seafood can only be found by making a trip straight to the source. Georgetown County, South Carolina is situated at the confluence of five major rivers and the Atlantic Ocean, the area’s rich natural resources provide a reliable abundance of the purest ingredients.   From upscale restaurants to the kind of seafood “dives”...

Emerald Coast, Florida

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Taste the Gulf-to-Table Difference at the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast. “We get all our fish from day boats and we serve it within a day of it being caught. That’s the key — making sure everything is as fresh as humanly possible.” – Chef Kevin Wynn, The Black Pearl According to an old proverb, “Fish, to taste right, must swim...

Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Experience traditional Eastern Shore farm-to-table cuisine in the “Beautiful Land Across the Water” World renowned for its ninety-year history of the wild pony roundup, swim, and auction, Chincoteague Island is also widely known for pristine beaches, miles of nature trails and waterways to explore, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, and even rocket launches. Always a nature-lover’s playground, the island is fast becoming...

Prince Edward Island “Canada’s Food Island”

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Prince Edward Island Golden beaches, towering sand dunes, jagged red cliffs, vibrant fishing harbors, and rolling green farms make Prince Edward Island a photographer’s (and foodie’s) paradise. Rich in potatoes, blueberries, beef, and pork; abounding in lobster, mussels, and oysters; and brimming with passionately creative chefs, it’s only natural that PEI is home to the Culinary Institute of Canada. And that’s...

When I moved to Traverse City from Miami almost 40 years ago….

By Mike Norton When I moved to Traverse City from Miami almost 40 years ago, I assumed I was making a trade-off. In return for the chance to surround myself with some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, I’d be giving up a few little things — like great restaurants, nightlife, and culture. I quickly discovered that my anticipated...

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

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Known for its sugar-white sand beaches and sparkling turquoise waters, the Alabama's Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offers visitors a vacation they will never forget. During the spring and summer seasons, the area is booming with a variety of exciting events and festivals that attract guests from all across the United States. From fresh Gulf seafood and live music to...

Pismo Beach, Succulent Seafood with Farm Fresh Foods

 Pismo Beach, California The waves meet the central California farmland in a community that celebrates the delectable bounties drawn from land and sea. Succulent seafood is served with farm fresh foods and locally grown wine country inspired cuisine is prepared by talented chefs to perfectly pair with their extensive wine lists and cellar collections.From coastal seafood dishes to casual California-style...
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