Entries by Ron Webber

10 Reasons to Spend Winter on the Emerald Coast

While the beaches of Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, and Okaloosa Island seem to be the most desired during the sultry summer months, here is what the locals know – the sugar-white sand and emerald-green water are just as captivating in the winter. Here, destination expert Deborah lists 10 reasons to spend winter on the Emerald […]

Why the Best Mental Health Day Is a Vacation

By Loes Daniels, Founder, HotelGift.com It’s easy to spot the deep tan that marks someone recently returned from vacation. But the most important and long-lasting effect of travel may be one of the least visible. Books like Eat, Pray, Love and Wild have become international bestsellers by describing it: that sense of renewal, satisfaction, and […]

The Secret Of The Emerald Coast’s Perfect Sand

Anyone that’s been to the Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Navarre Beach Florida area knows how perfect the sand is compared to other beautiful beaches around the gulf coast or anywhere around the world.  On a hot day, it doesn’t seem to burn your feet.  Some have compared a walk along one of the Emerald Coast’s beaches […]

Why Family Beach Vacations Have Become Tradition

When you think about your youth, do you remember little traditions you and your family would celebrate? For many, a summer vacation in Florida’s Emerald Coast is one of those time-honored traditions. Featuring some of the best family beaches in Florida, the Emerald Coast has retained its reputation as a hot vacation spot, with over […]

Top 19 Things to Pack for Your Beach Condo Vacation

Condo rentals are lodging options that give you more space for your vacation, especially on an extended vacation of more than a few days. Vacation rentals offer many amenities that hotels do not, like beach service, grill areas, kitchens and, of course, extra bedrooms and bathrooms. There are some things, however, that you will need to […]

Concerts at the Landing 2015

Back by popular demand, it’s Concerts at the Landing! Join the City of Fort Walton Beach and 102.1 the Wave as the popular series returns to Fort Walton Landing Park with a May 1st kickoff concert featuring Heritage. Concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. every Friday evening throughout the summer. All concerts are free and open […]

Add a Cup of Sugar-White Sand

Add a whole beach-full of sweet sugar-white sand to your summer vacation on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast. The Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island and Destin area have plenty of powdery, white beach to spare, plus outdoor fun that just doesn’t quit. It’s exactly where your family wants to play this summer. Recipe for Summer Start […]