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There Is Never a Wrong Time to Have a Beach Vow Renewal

It’s time for I do, part two BY HANNAH BURKE As published in Emerald Coast Magazine PHOTOS COURTESY OF VERA HOGENSON PHOTOGRAPHY Marie Di Giovine officiated as the Goodes exchanged vows reaffirming their love and commitment. The couple wrote their own renewal vows, declaring their ongoing devotion to each other after a decade of marriage […]

Thanksgiving Dinner in Your Vacation Condo

Just thinking about planning a holiday gathering away from home is enough to make my blood pressure rise. The stress and anxiety is so common that entire movies are based upon this premise (we left Kevin at home, again!?). However, it is possible to plan and execute Thanksgiving on foreign turf and avoid many of the last […]

Are There Sharks in Destin, Fort Walton Beach & Okaloosa Island?

Posted by Emerald Coast CVB  on July 14, 2017 Swimming in the emerald waters of Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island is without a doubt one of the top things to do on the Emerald Coast when on vacation. But, you may also have some concerns about interacting with our marine life, namely sharks. Scrolling through your newsfeed […]

July 4th Fireworks on the Emerald Coast

Destin Smoke on the Coast – July 3, 2017 – 9:00 pm – Start your Independence Day early at Destin Commons with great BBQ, live music, street performers, and kids activities. This 6th annual event benefits local charities. There will be 16 area restaurants and BBQ teams competing in the BBQ competition fighting for the People’s […]

By SAVANNAH EVANOFF Memorial Day is your chance to honor people who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Don’t do alone. Join the community as it honors those who died and celebrate the safety and freedoms for which they fought. Kick off the unofficial first day of summer with these events: Emerald Grande […]

Spring Festivals in Northwest Florida

Here are some of the can’t-miss events, festivals and activities taking place along the Emerald Coast in North Florida this spring. If you’re thinking about hitting the beach for spring break, you might just have the chance to make it a seasonal fete. As you plan which attractions and restaurants to check out during your […]

Fort Walton Beach On List of Most Affordable Beach Towns

“The beaches here and on nearby Okaloosa Island are every bit as breathtaking as the ones in Destin and Panama City, with a fraction of the people,” the Thrillist article said. By Jennie McKeon | 315-4434 | @jenniemnwfdn | jmckeon@nwfdailynews.com FORT WALTON BEACH — Living in paradise isn’t just for the rich and famous. According […]

Top 5 places to people watch on the Emerald Coast

By Nick Tomecek | 315-4426 | @NickTnwfdn | ntomecek@nwfdailynews The next time you are relaxing on the beach and surrounding towns of the Emerald Coast, have a seat, grab a beverage and give a nod to your fellow neighbor as they pass. People watching is nothing new, but if you find yourself in this paradise, […]

Free for all … in December

By Savannah Evanoff | 315-4406 | @savannahnwfdn | sevanoff@nwfdailynews.com Nothing in life is free … except for these events, food and more! Each month, we gather and list some of the free events, food dishes and outdoor activities available on the Emerald Coast. Here are some free things available in December: FREE EVENTS Movie afternoon: […]