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

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Visiting North Topsail Beach? Things to do during your stay

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Fun No Matter the Weather at Topsail Beach

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What to Do as you Swashbuckle through Topsail Beach

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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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Beach in Thailand
Sandy's Shores

A Picture Perfect Beach in Thailand

The rickety ferry boat engine cut out suddenly. As our momentum continued to send us drifting forward, I looked out the scuffed window. We were gliding towards a jungle-covered mound rising out of the turquoise water. A glistening strip of white sand surrounded the small island and woven palm frond bungalows dotted the edge of the beach.

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BBQ at Huntington Beach
California, Huntington Beach

Can You BBQ at Huntington Beach?

Spending the entire day at the beach can be a great way to soak in the sun and surf spray. Whether it’s a once-a-year family vacation or just a quick weekend getaway, there’s nothing quite like getting to lounge and splash your way through a whole day. If you’re going to put in the hours, though, you’re going to get hungry. BBQing can be an excellent way to extend your beach time and add to the festivities. But, can you host a BBQ at Huntington Beach?

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b. candy photo
California, Huntington Beach, Sandy's Shores

The Famous Huntington Beach Candy Store—B. Candy

Huntington Beach isn’t just a place where people love to come to surf or spend a day at the beach with their toes in the sand and splashing in the waves. Huntington Beach is also loved by many for the shopping and dining experiences. And for children and anyone with a sweet tooth and a love for the nostalgic, something that makes Huntington Beach special is the unique candy shop—B. Candy.

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Punta Cana Beach
Sandy's Shores

Punta Cana: The Perfect Place to Kick Back

Punta Cana was all that I hoped for. More specially, the Majestic Elegance was the perfect hotel to stay at for your Dominican Republic experience. I am a very obnoxious person when booking a vacation, as I research my destination to the point of exhaustion. Thankfully, the 4.5-star review displayed on TripAdvisor was very accurate. My six-night stay at the Majestic Elegance was relaxing, pampering, worry-free, and full of fun. What makes a vacation great though? It is different for everyone. For me, it was an obligation-free vacation with no responsibilities except to lay in the sand at the beach. We lounged in one of the wonderful beach side beds staring out into the ocean daily.

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John Wayne Airport Terminal
California, Huntington Beach

John Wayne Airport – Most Convenient Airport for Huntington Beach

If you are planning a trip to Huntington Beach, California, you have several options when choosing an airport to fly in and out of. The airport that is closest and easiest to commute to and from, however, is John Wayne Airport (JWA) in Orange County. Four major US airlines: American, Delta, Southwest, and United, as well as several smaller airlines: Alaska, Frontier, and WestJet all offer flights from JWA. From JWA, Huntington Beach is approximately 11 miles east (or a 25-minute drive) if taking the fastest route per Google Maps. Several types of transportation are offered to and from JWA including multiple cab companies, shuttle services, rental cars, buses and trains, limousines, and private services such as Uber, Lyft, and Wingz. As always, check with your hotel to determine whether they have shuttle service to and from the airport.

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Guadeloupe Beach
Sandy's Shores

Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean -My Beach Vacation Experience

White sand and warm, crystal-clear turquoise waters welcome you to the snorkeling paradise of Leroux Beach, Guadeloupe – the largest of the French Caribbean islands. My girlfriends and I stayed at a small bed and breakfast just a few towns north and rented a car to get ourselves to this quiet, unassuming beach. I recommend bringing lunch from the nearby town of Deshaies. Once you arrive and set up on the sand, you won’t want to leave until well after sundown.

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Surfing Mavericks
California, Ocean Adventures, Sandy's Shores

A Ride on the Wild Side: Surfing California’s Infamous Mavericks

Even if you’ve never seen a 30-foot wave in person, a furious wall of water nipping at the sky in its impatience to greet you, the thought – the mere image that your mind is likely conjuring up right now – is enough to strike fear and excitement in the heart of even the wiliest thrill-seekers. So to live it, to experience it first-hand, and to come out the other side? My time spent surfing the waves at Mavericks, waves which are typically over 20 feet but can reach heights triple that size, is a time I will never once forget or take for granted.

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