Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 7:51am. 6,720 Views, 0 Comments.
It happens every year like clockwork. As soon as the temperature begins to cool, our friends in the north begin their seasonal migration in search of warmer climates. Over the next two or three months, the Destin population will increase with the arrival of the northern snowbirds. Their presence provides a huge boost to the economy after the end of the summer tourist season, and generally brings a new burst of life to the city.
These repeat visitors look forward to stepping back into their "Florida life," getting reacquainted with old friends, eating at their favorite restaurants and engaging in warm weather activities. It sure beats shovelling snow.
The Destin Snowbird Club is a mainstay for many returning visitors. They offer a busy calendar of…
Monday, July 11th, 2011 at 6:03pm. 36,255 Views, 0 Comments.
There are few things as enjoyable as preparing a long-overdue vacation. You spend hours researching online, find the perfect location, choose a great vacation property, pay the deposit and head off to your destination with nothing but a suitcase and thoughts of sun and relaxation.
You arrive at your perfect beach home after a long journey, the kids spilling excitedly from the car, and you step up to the door as the family unloads the trunk. But, instead of being met by an agent, or key-holding owner, you find that the place is either already occupied by other vacationers or in total darkness. Your dream vacation has turned into a nightmare. You are a long way from home, with nowhere to stay and several hundred dollars out of pocket.
Thursday, April 21st, 2011 at 4:32pm. 14,271 Views, 1 Comments.
It's hard to believe that the Deepwater Horizon tragedy occurred a year ago, on 20 April 2010. This terrible event, that caused the sad deaths of 11 crew members and subsequently resulted in the largest marine oil spill in American history, sent ripples throughout the world. And of course, threatened to impact hugely on the Gulf coast's considerable economy.
Destin is renowned as a major destination for leisure fishing, and vacationing families from around the globe flock to the famous sugar sand beaches and frolic in the turquoise waters of the Emerald Coast. All along this beautiful coast and far offshore, commercial fisheries work tirelessly to provide fresh seafood for the US market, and the industry employs thousands of local people.
As news of the
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 at 5:49pm. 3,843 Views, 0 Comments.
We may be known as the World's Luckiest Fishing Village, and be home to major fishing tournaments such as the Destin Fishing Rodeo and the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic but Destin, Florida is angling for yet another accolade.
World Fishing Network is trying to find the best fishing destination in the US, and our South Walton city has already made the list. With voting open until April 8, the title is far from decided and both Destin residents and supporters of the town are being urged to cast their votes.
As well as being awarded the coveted title of America's Ultimate Fishing Town, the winning community will also receive 10 WaveSpin reels and $25,000 to be used for fishing-related local causes. Not only that, but the victorious fishing town…
Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 6:15pm. 2,308 Views, 3 Comments.
Here on Florida's Emerald Coast, we rarely need to be reminded of just how beautiful it is in this sun-drenched paradise. But we sometimes forget that we are so lucky to be living here, with fabulous year-round weather and pure white sand beaches stretching for miles beside the brilliant waters of Florida's Gulf Coast.
But every now and again, something reminds us of our great fortune. And the latest august body to heap praise upon our wonderful Emerald Coast idyll is none other than online giant Yahoo. The company's popular online guide for globetrotters and vacationers, Yahoo Travel has just announced its Ten Best Beach Destinations for 2011, and included in this exclusive list is Florida's very own Santa Rosa Beach.
One of only two mainland…
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 at 6:08pm. 3,402 Views, 3 Comments.
Finding the Destin, Florida vacation property of your dreams just got a whole lot easier! Low-cost operator Vision Airlines has just announced a significant increase in the number of flights in, and out of, Northwest Florida Regional Airport in Fort Walton Beach.
A new schedule that sees Vision offering commercial flights to 20 US cities from as little as $49 each way, provides the Emerald Coast's tourists and business community with direct services to Niagara Falls, Baton Rouge, Little Rock, Miami and Louisville, among other destinations.
The Georgia-based airline, which started out giving tours of Arizona's Grand Canyon, decided to expand into the commercial flight market after spotting a gap in the market. Travelers from smaller US cities, so often
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 4:57pm. 2,995 Views, 2 Comments.
Welcome to Destin-Florida-Real-Estate.com. This is a new website brought to you by Karrie Rose, your local expert on Destin real estate and the opportunities up and down the Emerald Coast.
What brings people to this area? Well, if you're not from here, perhaps the year-round great weather and absolutely incredible beaches are just an image, not a tangible reality. To know what it's like, you really have to experience it.
This is why we're encouraging you to come out and explore the Destin area with Karrie. Karrie can show you the unusual, the out-of-the-way spots, the places that only the locals know about as well as real estate that suits your purchasing goals.
What if you are from here and you're wondering what information Karrie can give you…