The Beach Princess: No Kids? No Worries at Caribe the Resort

Caribe Orange Beach Alabama

June 2015

Nestled 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 Resort 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, private beach cart service. There is a five-star restaurant next to the resort called Cobalt. This beach getaway is absolutely amazing.  [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…]

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…]