This post brought to you by Gulf County, Florida. All opinions are 100% mine.
After this long, cold winter (at least for those of us not living in one of those lucky, warm-all-year states), I am itching to make a trip to Florida. I'd pack up and leave tomorrow if I could. I'm especially eager to spend some time outdoors after being cooped up inside for so many frigid months, and Gulf County Florida has exactly what I need: sun and activities to get me up, out, and moving!
Here are just a few things that I would do if I could travel to Gulf County this Spring:
Disconnect and reconnect. with the beautiful beaches, two stoplights, and spotty WiFi (finally, that's a benefit!) I could leave my phone and my computer inside and let loose and have fun with the family. No work!
Take my inlaw's dogs to the beach. GCFL beaches are consistently ranked in the top 10 US beaches to bring your pets on vacation. Even though I don't have pets, my Florida in laws have several pets, and they're usually with us at the beach.
Enjoy some Tupelo honey. Tupelo Honey is farmed in Gulf County and harvest time is late April through early May. The 24th Annual Tupelo Honey Festival is held on May 17th on the banks of Lake Alice in Wewahitchka.
Take sunset pictures! GCFL is known as #ChampionofSunsets. At Cape San Blas, Gulf County's white sand peninsula, the westward-facing beaches have particularly spectacular sunsets.
Take morning walks on the beach. Culf County boasts 43 miles of natural shoreline. I'd happily replace highrise buildings and busy highways for white-sand beaches.
Enjoy the wildlife. The shores of St. Vincent Island, a national wildlife refugeare part of a 12,000+ acre protected habitat. I’d definitely be bringing my camera there, too…with the big zoom lens!
Grow my seashell collection. Not only does GCFL have an abundance of shells, but they’ve got a great guide for identifying shells on their website. My kids would be all over that!
Hike, walk, and bike! And then kayak and boat and more… I love enjoying nature on foot. GCFL has a ton of walking, hiking, and biking trails and paths to enjoy as well as a multitude of boating adventures.
Get crafty. GCFL has a bunch of fun hands-on craft activities for the whole family.
Eat delicious foods. Not only does GCFL have amazing coastal cuisine at affordable family prices, but they have live music to accompany dinner. Why would I want to stay home and cook when I could enjoy a night out with good food and entertainment?
Enter the #GFCLnofilter Contest
#GCFLnofilter details (how to enter):
1. Head outdoors. Snap a selfie doing something you love outside. It' doesn't have to be beautiful. Just be you.
2. Post your picture to Instagram.
3. Use the tag #GCFLnofilter in your caption and tag @gulfcountyfl and tell them what you're doing in your shot.
4. That's it! You're automatically entered to win a free Spring getaway to Gulf County, Florida.
See my entry on my Instagram stream! I love talking walks and hikes with my kids and enjoying nature. It has been so cold for so long here that this weekend's temps in the 60s made a huge difference! I couldn't wait to get outside and stretch my legs! Now, if I was in GCFL I'd be walking around the beaches and letting the sand get in between my toes. And I'd trade the hat for a pair of sunglasses!
For every entry to the #GCFLnofilter contest, Gulf County will donate $1 to Outdoor Nation – up to a final donation of $5,000. Outdoor Nation is all about reconnecting the Millennial Generation to the outdoors. Our health, the health of our communities, and the health of our planet depend on it.
#GCFLnofilter Contest Prizes:
Five (5) long-weekend Spring getaways to Gulf County will be given out at random. GCFL will draw a new winner every week and one extra at the end of the sweepstakes. They'll provide lodging in some unique places along the Gulf, St. Joseph Bay or Port St. Joe.
Each prize package will also include $200 for travel expenses and $150 towards your choice (ie, an excursion in Gulf County).
For more information, visit the Contest Tab on Facebook.
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