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TALKING TOURISM: Generations have vastly different travel habits

A few people have told me that they read the Talking Tourism column each week,...

Local beach named fourth best beach in America

by Annie Blanks Another day, another “best of” list for Grayton Beach. The coastal town sandwiched between...

It’s a bird, it’s a plane

by Kelly Humprey On the Emerald Coast, two economic drivers reign supreme: tourism and the military. At...

The Wash-A-Way: Grayton Beach’s earliest days

by Kelly Humprey This coastal beach town has always marched to the beat of its own...

First recorded leatherback in Navarre Beach

by Jennie McKeon NAVARRE BEACH — The first leatherback of the sea turtle nesting season was...

It’s Here! Allegiant launches 11 new routes from VPS

Allegiant Air launches 11 new, nonstop routes from Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport on Wednesday, just...

Tourism leader supports beach access for pups

by Tony Judnich Like other parts of Northwest Florida, Okaloosa County could attract a lot more...

Second time a charm?

By Heather Osbourne Nona the green sea turtle has been released back into the Gulf of...

Destin ranks high as popular summer destination

by Wendy Victora Planning a trip to Destin this summer? You are apparently not alone since...

Destin ranks high in rental investments

by Abraham Galvan For the second year, Rented.com has released its annual short-term rental income report...

TALKING TOURISM: Tourists demand first-rate culinary, customer service experience

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association is the main (not-for-profit) organization linking people involved in...

Rent & Roll: RV stays in Destin

by Savannah Vasquez Maybe you’ve heard of Airbnb and VRSO, but did you know there is...

TALKING TOURISM: A layman’s look at how bed tax works

By Martin Owen | Talking Tourism I’ve been asked a number of times to explain how...

The strange laws of Destin

by Annie Blanks Ever thought about taking a jar of sand home from the beach? What...

Talking Tourism: Visit Florida not out of danger yet

A few weeks ago I wrote about the challenges to Visit Florida that are taking...

Businesses on the lookout for fake IDs

By Jennie McKeon SANDESTIN — Monday morning, Sunset Bay Cafe Owner Bryce Jarvis started his week...

TURTLE TIME: People can help nesting sea turtles

Special to Destin.com March is the beginning of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season, when female sea...

HISTORY MYSTERY: How did folks get medical attention in early Destin?

A reader recently asked where the folks went to the doctor before there were cars,...

Large U.S. flag erected near Mid Bay Bridge

By Heather Osbourne A crowd at Legendary Marina erupted in cheers recently as the business raised...

TALKING TOURISM: Social media can’t be downplayed as an influence on tourism

When you go on vacation, how do you get advice on where to go, stay...
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