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  • Almost all hotels and resorts have pools, but in the ever competitive travel market, there are few resorts that take the concept of a resort pool a step further with extreme opulence or features you never even considered. The following are our top ten favorite ultimate hotel swimming pools.

  • This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

    It's winter and while that might mean that your vacation plans are skewing more towards snow covered mountains than the Florida Gulf Coast, this is sill a gret time to visit Florida and experience the best that Gulf County Florida has to offer including fish, walks on the beach and even cocktail parties at the GCFL Welcome Center to give you an opportunity to meet with other winter guests and hopefully make some new friends!

    There are so many fun things to do when you Come visit GCFL that we put this roundup of our top 5 ideas together for you. Which is your favorite?

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    Take a Long Romantic Walk On the Beach!

    Sure, you might be more used to enjoying the seashore in sandals and shorts, but walking on the more than 43 miles of shoreline and beaches during the winter is pretty great too with the crystal white sand and far fewer people competing for that "perfect spot" in the sand.

    Beaches in GCFL are consistently ranked among the best pet friendly beaches in the country too, so you won't have to leave your dog at home on this vacaton.

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    Kayak Tours through the mysterious Dead Lakes

    Looking for a way to see nature up close and personal while working off that cheesecake from last night? Gulf County Florida offers some great swamps to paddle through as you see this beautiful natural habitat without the roar of a motorboat.

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    Fishing

    Whether you chose to fish off the coast, exploring the inland waterways, or from the back of a sea kayak, there is something for everyone in GCFL including more than 20 different varieties of salt and freshwater fish.

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    Horseback Rides on the Beach

    If quiet walks on the beach are a great way spend time together then doing it on horseback is even better! 

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    Enjoy the Sunset over the Water

    Unless you are on the West Coast or in Florida, you just can't understand how beautiful it is to see the sun set completely into the infinity edge of ocean (or in this case the Gulf of Mexico). In fact, Cape San Blas's white sand beach is among the best places to watch the sunset over the water and has earned the title #ChampionOfSunSets.

    A stroll along the water at dusk is the perfect opportunity to hold hands, sneak a kiss or two, and maybe even keep warm by sipping on some hot cider while forgetting about the stresses back home. This is your chance to relax and enjoy spending time together.

    If you still aren't convinced then you should check out the GCFL Winter Fun Events calendar for even more ideas of how to spend your vacation there or make sure to signup for the newsletter on Come visit GCFL for offers, insider tips, and more ideas to help you plan an amazing trip.

     

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  • The economy might suck for some but if you want to live like a rockstar then times have never been better! Check out this amazing suite at the Hilton Bentley in Miami's South Beach neighborhood that goes for between $2,700- $7500/ night!

  • header-imageDisney might not be the first place you think of for romance, but surprisingly it was a fantastic romantic escape for Heather and I recently. Between "Dark Rides", "Thrill Rides", nostalgia, and just plain fun - Disney World can truly be the "Magic Kingdom" for your relationship!

  • header-crystal-riverWhile you might be more thinking about a fishing trip for your next guys weekend, how about trying scalloping instead? In addition to that, Plantation on Crystal River is located right in the middle of manatee central as well as having a fantastic golf course. 

    What more could you ask for?

  • No longer satisfied with party on home ground, there is a growing group of travelers that prefer to hit up clubs, parties and festivals around the world. Just as there are fashion capitals that fuel fashion tourism and nature centers that ignite our passion to explore the great outdoors there are places around the world that attract the best of the best in terms of DJs, clubs and loyal fans. Whatever style of music you’re into there is a party destination for you. Here are three of the world’s best.

  • mt-newswireJust got word from the Creek Ranch in central Florida that they have just opened what sounds like a fantastic opportunity to play cowboy.

    Plus they have a bunch of other activities including 4x4 tours and it is only an hour away from the attractions in Orlando.

     

  • manatee-swimImagine coming face to face with an endangered animal who's ancestors have been mistaken for mermaids by horny sailors.

    Well unfortunately manatees look nothing like mermaids, but it is still a fantastic experience interacting with these friendly 800-1,000 pound creatures. This is especially true because of the expert guide at Bird's Underwater who knew exactly the time to go out, had fantastic stories to share, and most importantly where to go for the best experience.

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