Choosing a Vacation Spot: Atlantic Beach, NC versus Emerald Isle, NC

When deciding to take a beach vacation its important to decide what is important to you! Then, it’s helpful to...

Visiting North Topsail Beach? Things to do during your stay

Visiting North Topsail Beach? Here’s what to do during your stay… Located on Topsail Island, the town of North Topsail...

Fun No Matter the Weather at Topsail Beach

Have fun in bad weather at Topsail Beach Topsail Beach, North Carolina is a beautiful vacation destination year round...

What to Do as you Swashbuckle through Topsail Beach

Argh, Matey! If you’re up for a flagship experience near a beautiful beach look no further than Top Sail...

Our Top 3 Picks of What to Do in Topsail Beach

Our picks for a good time at Topsail Beach When you think of Topsail Beach, you feel an instant...
Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Choosing a Vacation Spot: Atlantic Beach, NC versus Emerald Isle, NC
North Carolina, Topsail Beach
Visiting North Topsail Beach? Things to do during your stay
North Carolina, Topsail Beach
Fun No Matter the Weather at Topsail Beach
North Carolina, Topsail Beach
What to Do as you Swashbuckle through Topsail Beach
North Carolina, Topsail Beach
Our Top 3 Picks of What to Do in Topsail Beach
North Carolina

Beautiful Beaches

Visiting North Carolina
is a treat
for the whole family!
Here are my tips
to help you make the most of your beach vacation.

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North Carolina

Amazing Ocean

Find out why
North Carolina beaches
are considered among
the very best
in the United States.

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Lake Michigan
Sandy's Shores

My Incredible Beach Vacation In Traverse City, Michigan

In all my years of vacationing, I have never quite run into a town like Traverse City. This city is located in the northwest of the lower peninsula. This gem of a city  is the hub of a unique cultural center that spans an entire county. It has a multitude of breweries and is the cherry capital of the state. Fans of wine and delicious cherry snacks need to come here for that reason alone.

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Cocoa Beach Sea Shells
Florida, Sandy's Shores

Fun and a Bit of Sun in Cocoa Beach

Florida’s Cocoa Beach stretched out for miles in either direction. I buried my feet in the warm sand with a sigh and listened to the sound of the waves quietly brushing back and forth on the shoreline. We were lucky to arrive on a day where the crowd was sparse. Other than the occasional cloud, the weather was beautiful and I lounged about beside my family without a care.

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Gulf Shores beach
Sandy's Shores

Three Generations on the Gulf Shore

My mom was 50 the first time she ever saw the ocean. She grew up in the rural Midwest and had a fear of flying, so the closest she had ever gotten to the magical experience of a beach was the muddy banks of the Mississippi River. I kept telling her there was no comparison, but she had to see it for herself to truly understand what I meant. This next trip, I’d finally get her to the gulf shore. 

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Four people doing yoga on the beach
Sandy's Shores

Beach vacation experience in Zanzibar

Growing up on the East Coast, I’ve naturally been to several beaches in my twenty five years of existence. The Outer Banks, Topsail, Carolina and Wrightsville Beach were all beautiful. However, none could compare to my beach vacation experience in Zanzibar. In May of 2017, I visited Africa for two weeks through a volunteer group called GIVE (Growth International Volunteer Excursions). There we stayed in a village named Kairo, in a hostel called Baby Bush. Every day after working on the school in the village or teaching the locals English, we gathered at the beach to rinse off. The hot days worth of work melted away as we looked forward to the beach. The water was crystal clear and the waves were perfect.

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Riviera Maya Beach Front
Mexico, Sandy's Shores

My Beach Vacation Experience at The Blue Diamond Hotel

Checking into the Blue Diamond Hotel in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, I had the biggest grin on my face. It was my first time to stay at a luxurious, adults-only hotel, free from screaming children, waterslides, and pool toys, and it was going to be a trip I’d always remember. With three pools, unlimited adult beverages, and endless opportunities to snorkel, lay on the beach, and visit the upscale spa, I knew I was in for a treat.

And boy was I right!

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Arch of Cabo San Lucas
Mexico, Sandy's Shores

Dreaming of a Beach Vacation to Cabo

Any time of year is a great time to get away to Mexico. I have been in Mexico during the winter/rainy season and I have been during the summer. No matter when you go, you can have a wonderful, relaxing, or excursion-filled trip. Recently, I visited Cabo San Lucas with my family. It was a large group of us staying at an all-inclusive hotel.

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