The Beach Princess: Kayaking at Blue Angel Recreational Center

I’m one of those really fortunate people who gets to live with a 50 mile radius of places other people pay thousands of dollars each year to visit. We bought kayaks several years ago as a way to go boating without spending a lot of money, and with spectacular spring weather here, we dragged several kayaks out and drove toward Pensacola, Florida.  [Read more…]

Take this Alabama Ghost Tour!

Looking for some fun this Halloween for less than $50? How about some casual fine dining combined with with a story-telling tour at a potentially haunted mansion!Get ready for an Alabama Ghost Tour at Swift-Coles Historic Home. [Read more…]

Vacation at Martinique, and You Just Might See the Blue Angels

Martinique is a beautiful resort in Gulf Shores, Alabama, a good ways down Fort Morgan Road. Some of the units allow dogs, so we like to load up the dogs in our unit’s golf cart and head down to the beach. [Read more…]

2016 Beach Princess: Need to Entertain Teens at the Beach? Take ’em Fishing!

caribe-the-resort-orange-beach-alabamaOctober 2016

We are not a family of fishermen. I’ve grown up on lower Alabama lakes and rivers, Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and I can count on one hand the number of times I have held a fishing pole in my hands. Fisherwoman I am not; vacation gal, I certainly am. Our family has stayed at Caribe the Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama, numerous times, and never once did I think about fishing.

But my sons and my husband took some poles on a short October Caribe trip in 2016, and this turned out to be fantastic entertainment for the teens. [Read more…]

2016 Beach Princess: Enjoying Caribe with a Rental from Luxury Coastal Vacations

luxury-costal-vacationsOctober 2016

We have been staying at Caribe the Resort in Orange Beach Alabama for years, but we usually stick to our usual rental sources who advertise through My husband found a deal from Luxury Coastal Vacations for a mid-October 2016 stay, and we were really happy with the service and accommodations. [Read more…]

2016 Beach Princess: Spectacular Dining in Fairhope, Alabama, at Sunset Pointe


October 2016

Sunset Pointe is a restaurant located at the Fly Creek Marina in Fairhope, Alabama. Known for incredible sunsets, this dining establishment offers a family friendly outdoor dining area with a fire pit and views over the Fairhope Yacht Club and Mobile Bay. Inside, you’ll find additional seating, complete with a bar, locally crafted decor, and a very friendly staff. Each night at sunset, join in a toast to good food, friends, and the sunset view. [Read more…]

2016 Beach Princess: Condo Rental at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama

The Wharf AlabamaJanuary 2016
The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama, is a shopping, dining, resort and golf complex developed where the Foley Beach Express bridge crosses the Intracoastal Waterway into Orange Beach. This provides the Wharf with a prime location for ease of access, both to the Gulf Coast’s beautiful white sugar sand beaches to the South and via the Beach Express North to the Interstate system.

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2016 Beach Princess: San Carlos Condos in Gulf Shores

Beach Princess San Carlos Alabama

March 2016!

So it’s not exactly my Spring Break, but there are plenty of college kids at the beach on Spring Break down along the Alabama coast by mid-March. One of the hot spots for Spring Breaks this year?

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2016 Beach Princess: Enjoying the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival in Foley, Alabama

Updated for 2018!
The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival in Foley, Alabama, has reached their 15th year of flying. The event typically features over 30 balloons from across the country. While parking on site costs $5, the event itself is free. Man, do I love free stuff to do!

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2016 Beach Princess: The Beach Club in Gulf Shores, Alabama

The Beach Club Gulf

September, 2016

The Beach Princess headed down Fort Morgan Road in Alabama to an amazing resort called The Beach Club. While I knew it had been built by the same creators of my personal favorite beach get-a-ways, Caribe and Turquoise Place in Orange Beach, and is managed by Spectrum Resorts, the same company than manages Turquoise Place, this was our first trip to “The Club.” [Read more…]

2016 Beach Princess: The Absolute Best Bathroom on the Mississippi Coast

March 2016
I have stayed in a lot of condos through the years, many of which had fantastic bathrooms. The suite at the IP? My friends, it just does not get any better than this.

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Beach Princess: Saving Money on a Girls’ Weekend!

Caribe ResortJune 2016

Right next to the Pass Bridge in Orange Beach, Alabama, is a massive resort complex called Caribe the Resort. Located on over 30 acres of a peninsula, Caribe features more amenities than any resorts in the area, including 40,000 sq. feet of pools, lazy river, tennis courts, saunas and steam rooms, game room, and private beach cart service. There is a five-star restaurant next door called Cobalt. This beach getaway is absolutely amazing, and it’s also very expensive. Early summer rates per night start around $500-$600 and only go up from there.


What’s a great way to save money? Bring your girlfriends!

2016 Beach Princess: Condo Rental at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama

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