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Spend Less Money On Your Perfect Beach Rental

If your beach vacation lasts longer than a day or two, you’re already doing your bank account a huge favor by opting for a house of condo rental over racking up fees at a hotel. But what if we said you could save even more? We tapped experts along the Gulf—rental central—to find out how you can get the best […]

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Take The Perfect Beach Family Portrait

We’ve all seen the posed shots with everyone in white shirts and khaki pants. You can do better, with these three expert tips. 1. Wear some color. White is the most difficult color to shoot. For other palette options, mix in corals, pinks, and navy, which photograph better than white and other shades similar to sand. 2. Shoot in early […]

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Happy 1st Day of Summer!

It’s the first official day of summer! That means three full months of all the beach-loving, sun-soaking, waterhole dwelling you can take. To make sure you get the most out of your summer in the South, we have created the ultimate guide to the best cold treats, picnic spots, swimming holes, cool-weather clothes, and beachside hotels the South has to […]

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Chattanooga’s Boutique Hostel: The Crash Pad

Photo by Kelsey Snell Staying at a fancy hotel can be thoroughly decadent and oh-so fun, but most of the time you just need a clean place to stay. Leave it to Chattanooga, one of the South’s most rugged and eco-progressive cities, to raise the bar on budget lodging. In the mix of the galleries and lofts in the revitalized Southside […]

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Deal Of The Week: 20% Off At Sterling Resorts in Destin

Photo courtesy Florida’s Emerald Coast CVB We can’t help but be a tinge jealous when we see the pictures our travel editor Erin Street is Tweeting from her jaunt through the northern Gulf Coast (follow @ErinShawStreet to see what we mean). Endless blue waters, sugary white sand, and hour-old snapper for lunch—that’s just what beach living is all about. We help you […]

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Deal Of The Week: 20%-Off Zip-Line Tour at Historic Banning Mills

Photo courtesy Historic Banning Mills We’re taking a break from our usual hotel-driven Deal Of The Week to bring you something a little more adventurous. This summer build family memories with an experience none of you will soon forget. Zip line canopy tours, the latest thrill-seeking venture, gets a kid friendly spin at Historic Banning Mills in Whitesburg, Georgia. The […]

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Deal of the Week: 20% Off Room Rates at Lake Buena Vista Resort and Spa

Photo courtesy Lake Buena Vista Resort and Spa Orlando resorts—with its huge pool complexes, rotation of amenities, and bountiful entertainment schedule—give Orlando theme parks a run for their money. Take Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa, where kids can play captain in the Pirate Plunge pool complete with slides, shooting water cannons, and cascading waterfalls. Mom and dad put […]

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Deal Of The Week: 15% Off Room Rates at The Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Photo courtesy Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort Just northeast of Jacksonville, Florida, you’ll find one of the Sunshine State’s prettiest scenes on Amelia Island— a barrier island with 13 miles of pristine beaches, sand dunes, maritime forests, and a year-round schedule of events that keep the whole family entertained. The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort on the southern tip of […]

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Deal Of The Week: 4 Day/3 Night Package at Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort

Photo courtesy: Sheraton Lake Bueno Vista Resort Disney World gets all the hype when it comes to having fun in Orlando, but the city's resorts certainly know how to step up to the entertaining plate. At Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, centrally located between the Disney parks and Universal Studios, you will find a sprawling playground for kids and adults. […]

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Deal Of The Week: $75 Resort Credit + Gifts at High Hampton Inn

The historic High Hampton Inn & Country Club in Cashiers, NC retains the feel of a (well-heeled) family member's summer home with 116 rustic rooms and cottages anchored by a 35-acre private lake in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The space has been updated with modern conveniences like an on-site spa and gym, but the experience remains a throwback to the […]

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