Beach Princess: IP Casino’s Penthouse Suite is THE Ultimate in Mississippi Casino Luxury

the Beach PrincessAugust 2015

My husband and I spent several weekday nights over the summer in Biloxi at the Imperial Palace Resort.We had several free nights because of free offers, but we opted to splurge on one of their Penthouse Suites, each which occupies an amazing 1,456 square feet.

Just the entryway is impressive, and there is a guest bathroom to the right. [Read more…]

Beach Princess: A Martinique Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf Shores, Alabama

November, 2015

I don’t mind telling you, as much as I love a Disney vacation, sometimes it’s really hard to psyche myself up for a big vacation week,  knowing we face a nine-hour drive to Orlando and huge crowd levels once we arrive. My husband and I are both public school teachers. Taking time off of school for travel during a time when many people are still in school and at work, say the week before or after Thanksgiving, can be next to impossible. Between football games and upcoming final exams, this is not a great time for a teacher to miss classes. So that leaves us having time off of work when many, many other people travel to Disney World. [Read more…]

Beach Princess: Orange Beach’s Caribe Resort Truly Is Like No Other

Caribe ResortJune 2015

Sometimes it’s too expensive to visit Disney World every year, and lucky for me, I live a short 15 mile drive to two beach communities directly on the Gulf of Mexico. When a Disney Princess wants to spend time with friends and family without the long drive to Orlando, where is she to go?

Caribe, The Resort is one of the most fantastic resort properties in the State of Alabama, and in all honestly, I would put this vacation destination up against resorts in sunny Orlando as well. (Don’t tell Mickey.) [Read more…]

The Beach Princess: Enjoying Marriott’s Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama

Updated for 2018!

Marriott’s Grand Hotel in Point Clear Alabama is a local landmark. 

Located about a 6 minute drive Fairhope, Alabama, this property is one of the most beautiful resorts in the state of Alabama, perhaps even the south. [Read more…]

2015 Beach Princess: Enjoy an Orange Beach Waterfront Breakfast at Cobalt

Cobalt by Jean McKee

April, 2015

Driving through the Orange Beach area in lower Alabama? Then be sure to make plans to stop by Cobalt, the Restaurant located right next door to the Caribe Resort. [Read more…]

2015 Beach Princess: Livin’ the Beach Vacation Life

Amanda Major Beach PrincessMarch 1, 2015

I’m frequently asked where we vacation when we’re not at Walt Disney World. It’s hard to believe, but not everybody that writes often about Disney topics lives a short drive from the Magic Kingdom. Sometimes I wish!

But there are days where I’m glad we are a long and arduous eight hour drive away from Orlando, because we live just 15 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, where thousands of people drive every year to go on vacation. We live in Foley, Alabama, just a hop and skip from the towns of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. [Read more…]