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Romance at the beach
Beach Tips

Rekindle Your Romance at the Beach

Long days at work, household responsibilities, taking care of the kids, and the stress of everyday life can take its toll on relationships. Maybe a chance to rekindle your romance at the beach is just what you need! One of the best ways that couples can help rekindle that spark is by taking a little getaway. Reconnect by removing yourselves from the daily grind to spend a little one on one time together. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more idyllic locale for a lovers’ getaway than the beach. Here are some great ideas to help you reignite the spark on your very own romantic ocean side retreat.

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Save that beach trip until after labor day
Beach Tips

Save That Beach Trip Until After Labor Day

For many, Labor Day marks the end of summer. Kids go back to school, community pools are closing for the season, and in some parts of the country you can already feel the cooling approach of autumn in the night air. Unfortunately, some people get the idea that their window for beach trip has closed as well. Sandy is here to share with you a few of the reasons that make a beach vacation after Labor Day a winning plan!

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Myrtle Beach on a Budget
Beach Tips, Sandy's Shores

Myrtle Beach on a Budget

For the past two years, my husband and I have traveled to beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for our yearly beach vacation. We are always adamant about choosing a budget and sticking with it, and this year’s budget was $1,000 that we had slowly put aside into savings each paycheck. In total, the cost of our vacation was $850- under budget! Best of all, we didn’t sacrifice a quality vacation to stay under budget. Here’s how we managed a vacation in Myrtle Beach on a budget.

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Sea Kayaking
North Carolina, Outer Banks

5 Tips for Sea Kayaking in the Outer Banks – Corolla, NC

Sea kayaking is exhilarating! There is nothing quite like approaching the waves on a small watercraft. In a sea kayak you sit only a few inches above the vast ocean. While it is a blast, it is not always easy. Here are a few tips to make sea kayaking in the Outer Banks a success!

  1. Observe all Safety Precautions and Protocols

We do not encourage inexperienced people to go sea kayaking. It can be a dangerous sport to partake in. Follow this link to read more and make sure you fully understand the dangers of ocean kayaking. Before you set out on the ocean or sea take lessons and go with a trained professional. Always follow local rules and regulations. Pay attention to safety protocols, guidelines and weather recommendations. Follow this link to learn more about the basic safety guidelines for ocean kayaking.

2. Wear a Life Jacket, Always

No matter whether you are going far  out to see or only kayaking close to shore. A life jacket is a must have. Make sure that your life jacket is the appropriate size. Be sure to wear it correctly. Your life jacket should come with instructions to wear it properly. We also recommend you consider wearing a helmet and other safety equipment. It is better to take absolute precaution when venturing into the ocean.

3. Have Someone Take A Video & Pictures


After I finished kayaking on the ocean I was thrilled to learn that my mom took a video and some pictures! It was great to look back at the videos and pictures. I will always remember the feeling of freedom I felt on the ocean. Now I can reminisce every time I watch the video of my adventure!

4. Secure Valuables

It is possible that you may fall off your kayak. If you do, you don’t want to lose your valuable possessions. It is best to leave electronics behind and avoid wearing any jewelry that can easily be lost in the water. Many people choose to wear sunglasses to avoid the glare on the ocean. If you do, make sure that it is a pair of sunglasses you are prepared to possibly lose!

5. Use the Right Gear

Sea kayaks are built to be different. Before you begin your voyage make sure you are using the proper equipment.  Search for equipment that is specific for those who are going on the ocean. This means you’ll need the right type of life jacket, sea kayak, paddles and more!

Click here to check out some great Sea Kayaks!

Have fun Sea Kayaking!

*This blog post does not offer enough information to begin sea kayaking on your own. Consult trained guides and professionals before you go kayaking on the ocean. This post is meant for entertainment purposes only. Sea kayaking is inherently dangerous and not recommended by this blog nor anyone associated with this blog. If you choose to kayak on the ocean you do so at your own risk.

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Beach Games
Beach Tips

12 Beach Games You’ll Love to Play

There’s nothing quite like a day at the beach! The salty water, the sand and the sun make the days amazing. Enhance your day at the beach with these great beach games. Beach games make the days go by fast. They’re exciting and challenging. Best of all, games build friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Virginia Beach parking
Beach Tips

Where to Park – Find Virginia Beach Parking

Are you craving some beach time this summer? One of the most important—and far too often overlooked—parts of your beach trip is knowing where to park. This helps you avoid hauling your whole crew and all your things for miles down to the beach, getting your car towed for parking in the wrong area, or overpaying for parking. Here’s our quick guide to finding Virginia Beach Parking. We also include Google maps to each Virginia Beach parking location to help you find your way!

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Sandy feet at the beach
Beach Tips

How to Get Sand Out of a Beach Towel

Spending a day at the beach is one of life’s pleasures. Spending a day sitting on the sand, looking out at the ocean is a great way to relax, and escape from everyday pressures. About the only downside to the beach, is sandy towels. However, there is an easy way to get sand out of a beach towel.

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Sandy Saltwater Beach Towel
Beach Tips

Personalizing Towels: Can You Heat Press Beach Towels?

You are planning your next beach vacation and packing your things up for the whole family, you may find your towels are lacking a little pizzaz. Not only that, but if you have children you know how they can fight over things that are perfectly identical. Well, end any confusion of which towel belongs to each person and personalize them with a little heat press action.

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