Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Beach Retreats FMB Local Blogger


What are your plans this Spring-break? Chances are you will be traveling! 
Here are some tips by the HUFFPOST to make your Spring-break travel go smoothly so you can concentrate on having fun! 



Image result for spring break travel tips1. Book Early.
And we're not just talking about airfare. This rule applies to every aspect of your trip: If you're heading to a popular destination like Aruba, Cancun, Daytona Beach or Puerto Vallarta, it's going to be crowded. Be sure to book your hotel, transit meals and activities like surfing classes and boat trips early so guarantee your spot. Everything will fill up quickly, so make an itinerary before you leave and try to lock in your plans as much as possible to avoid setbacks.

2. Do Your Research.
3. Take Extra Safety Precautions.
Unfortunately, countless spring break horror stories make headlines every year. Be sure to stay safe, particularly in destinations with higher rates of crime towards tourists. Following basic safety measures -- leaving valuables at home and refraining from wearing flashy clothing and jewelry, and making sure a family member or friend has a copy of your itinerary -- can go a long way in ensuring that you don't run into trouble.

4. Pack Wisely.
Sunscreen, flip flops and beach towels can easily cost twice as much as they usually would when you buy them at a tropical tourist destination. When it comes to spring, it's better to risk over-packing than to blow through your vacation budget buying overpriced toiletries and beachwear.

5. Drink Wisely.
While there's nothing wrong with indulging a little while you're on vacation, be careful about how much -- and where -- you drink. Falling asleep on the each and waking up with a nasty burn because you've been day-drinking is an easy way to ruin to your week, especially since you'll be more prone to dehydration. Be careful about drinking in hot tubs, which can also heighten the effects of alcohol.

6. Get Off The Beaten Path.
Even if you chose Cancun for your vacation so that you'd be in the middle of the action, take an afternoon or a day to get away from it all and unwind in nature by heading on a hike outside the city or boat tour of a neighboring area.



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Reel Paradise

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home perfect for 8 guests with King bed, Queen bed, two twin beds and sofa bed. All freshly painted the bright cheery interior is perfect for a sunny Florida vacation. The updated kitchen has stainless appliances, granite counters and beautiful custom wood cabinets. The vaulted ceilings add to the open area of the kitchen, dining room and living room. The large front deck is the perfect spot for sitting and sipping morning coffee or evening cocktails! Great location within walking distance to hop on the trolley and head to Times Square or the beach. Lots of water activities and sports in the area and entertainment too!



Sea Cottage

On the upper level of the house is a master bedroom with King bed, guest bedroom with two full size beds, and a full size sleeper sofa in the living area. There's a fully equipped kitchen and large dining area. Living room furniture is new and includes a full size sofa and love seat sofa bed. Plenty of lighting plus a large flat screen TV with Dish TV system. There's another flat screen TV in the master bedroom. Internet and WiFi included. On the back of the house is a large porch with screening all around. On the lower level is a laundry room and second bathroom with shower. This location is at the North end of the Island and very close to Times Square. Walk to restaurants, pubs, shoppes, fishing pier, entertainment, etc. Lots of water sports available nearby. 



Sweet Escape

Beautifully furnished vacation home rental that sleeps six. Gorgeous living room with big comfy furniture, great room style with vaulted ceiling that is open to the dining area and kitchen. TVs, cable service, internet and Wifi are all included. Enclosed porch for comfortable outdoor seating anytime of the day or evening plus laundry room. Walk to Times Square, beach, dining, entertainment. Pet friendly for dogs 25 lbs. and less.