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Healthy for 2017

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016

Take a moment to think about past resolutions for the new year. Exercise more, lose weight, spend more time outdoors – do any of these ring a bell? New year or not, most people want to be healthier in some way. As we enter 2017, let’s go over some ways we can be healthier here in South Walton. The Florida panhandle boasts some of the country’s top beaches and we can see why. Soft sugar white sand and emerald blue-green waters draw us in over and over. Why not get up early and go for a walk along the water? Grab a buddy and take a run down by the shore. Or take a stroll with your significant other at sunset. Burn calories while getting some sun... read more

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A Countdown on 30A: Ring in the New Year

Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2016

How will you celebrate your successes this past year and ring in a New Year with new possibilities? With the beautiful beaches of 30A of course! Each beach town has some sensational celebrations planned from barefoot to black tie. 30A has something for everyone! Seaside, Florida provides a casual New Year’s Eve celebration full of family fun from 7:00pm-12:30am. There will be live music, children’s activities, street performers and an unforgettable fireworks show! The celebration takes place at the Seaside amphitheater so bring a blanket, kick off your shoes and enjoy an evening under the stars!   All aboard the Solaris yacht for an exquisite... read more

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Stocking Stuffers for the Beach Lover

Posted on Friday, December 16, 2016

Life on 30A is one continuous dream come true with white sand beaches and emerald green waters. Each day presents the opportunity to walk across the powder soft sand and take in a breathtaking sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Whether days are spent at the beach or daydreaming of the beach here’s some gift ideas perfect for the beach lover in all of us.  Sea Salt Natural Soap Bar makes a great stocking stuffer for the beach lover. Handcrafted Organic Olive Oil Soaps are carefully blended from creamy butters, raw plant oils and exotic clay. Where can you get these bath essentials? The Green Owl Bath & Body located at Seagrove Plaza on 30A offers... read more

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‘Tis the Season for Giving

Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

This time of year, many are finding ways to give to others. While we all appreciate a thoughtful gift, we know there is much happiness in helping others. Here are a few ways you can “give back” locally. Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge in Northwest Florida has served the coast for over twenty years helping rehabilitate and release injured wildlife. While they are working hard to protect habitats for the wildlife, they also partner with schools to educate the youth on the importance of conserving our native species. Opportunities to help the organization are available in several areas including rescue, animal care, fundraising, and education. Alaqua Anima Refuge... read more

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Healthy through the Holidays on 30A

Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016

The holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry. Our social little beach towns of 30A take this to heart. We love our outdoor festivals, our coastal cuisine, our wine and our local breweries. However, being a beach town also means we want to stay healthy and keep fit. Here are 2 simple tips to keep you healthy through the holidays. #1 Exercise It’s easy to get into holiday mode and feel tempted to skip out on exercise. Now, however is not the time to skimp on workouts! With bike paths, walks on the beach, water sports and indoor fitness centers along 30A, we really have no excuse. Why not try something new?   Rent Hydrobikes and cruise... read more

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Time for Family Photos

Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016

This time of year, families reunite and spend the winter season reminiscing while making new memories. Since it may be rare to have everyone all together in one place, it’s a great time for family photos. If you’re still looking for the perfect shot to grace the cover of this year’s Christmas card, we’re going to tell you some great spots for a family photo shoot. Obviously, the beaches along the Emerald Coast are among the top in the world as the soft white sand and blue-green waters are stunning. Just before sun sets, the dim sky and calm beach makes an ideal background for the family. Ed Walline Park is one of the least crowded beaches and... read more