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BP Oil Spill: Alabama’s Gulf Shores One Year Later

A year after Alabama’s Gulf Shores was visited by the worst accidental oil spill in U.S. history, locals say the coast is now clear. Case closed?
Story and photos by Lisa Singh
Peering through a pair of MacArthur aviator shades,…

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The Charms of Hilton Head Are All Outdoors

Story and photos by Cindy Murphy-Tofig
Is it possible to go to Hilton Head and not play one of the islands 24 golf courses?
Yes, and you can still have a fantastic trip.
While still a popular golf vacation spot,…

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Family Fun in the OC Without the Mouse

Story and photos by Clint Williams
Orange County in Southern California is a place you don’t know much about and that’s too bad. Los Angeles County to the north has, well, Los Angeles and all the cultural icons associated with…

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Disaster Offers Opportunity

June 6, 2010 – Looking at the view of the Gulf and the mouth of Destin Harbor from the terrace of our condo rental, nursing a steaming cup of java, I watched the break of dawn as it slowly unfurled…

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Oil Spill Dwarfs Florida’s Other Environmental Problems

By Bill Steiden
Stand on the wood-planked city pier in the Gulf Coast island town of Anna Maria on a sunny spring afternoon and you’ll be dazzled. The water stretching before you shades from clear Caribbean blue to the deeper…

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Travel Trends – Special Report on Gulf Beaches

By Bobby L. Hickman
May 31, 2010 – Can you keep the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill from wrecking your summer beach vacation?
While you can’t plug the underground leak that has spewed millions of gallons of crude oil into…

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Beach! I Need Beach!

July 26, 2009 – OMG! I miss the beach! Yes, it’s summer and the beach is the perfect weekend activity but the problem for my family and me is that we live over four hours away by car from the…

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Water Parks + Lowcountry Cuisine = Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

By Hope S. Philbrick
Mama always said that you shouldn’t get into the pool until at least a half-hour after eating. Adhering to such a schedule can be difficult, especially on a hot sunny day when cool blue water beckons.…

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Tybee Island: Savannah’s Sandy Eclectic Neighbor

Story and photos by Hope S. Philbrick
Despite having lived in Georgia for over ten years, I recently visited Tybee Island, about a four-hour drive from where I live in Atlanta, for the very first time. Upon arriving I…

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Camping Connection: Waterfront for Less

By Chris Reinolds
These days everyone is watching their budget. So are the days of beachfront views and falling asleep to the sounds of gently lapping waves over? Not for campers.
The Florida Panhandle contains some of the most beautiful…

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