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Battle of Mobile Bay Brings History to Life August 1st through 3rd

Posted by Colby Turner on 7/24/14 12:53 PM

            This August 1st through 3rd, re-enactors from all over will come together to relive the Battle of Mobile Bay at Fort Morgan’s historic location in Gulf Shores. “Damn the torpedoes!” will be heard once again along with authentic music, tall ships and artillery fire.

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Topics: Gulf Coast Events

Simple Seafood: Chef Brody's Shrimp Linguine

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 7/17/14 5:15 PM

Shrimp happens all over the Alabama Gulf Coast. In last week’s blog, we described an award-winning shrimp dish prepared by Spectrum Resorts’ very own Executive Chef, Brody Olive. Now, we are in the kitchen with Chef Olive and he is teaching us the Brody way to create succulent Shrimp Linguine.

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Topics: Traveler Tips, Gulf Coast Dining

Experience Chef Brody's Award Winning Seafood Dish in Your Own Kitchen

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 7/10/14 11:33 AM

Coastal cuisine is a much sought after delicacy on the Gulf Coast. There is nothing like fresh eating fresh Gulf seafood with friends and family. With all of the well known restaurants and eatery’s specializing in seafood, no one should ever go hungry. You can find fresh shrimp, crab and fish at many of the areas established restaurants.

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Topics: Traveler Tips, Gulf Coast Dining

Is The Wharf The Perfect Location for a Family Day Out?

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 7/3/14 1:39 PM

When it’s time to take a break from the beach or pool and go on an excursion, The Wharf in Orange Beach is the perfect place to find everything you need for a fun-filled, laid-back day or evening out. With the many options available along the Alabama Gulf Coast, we are recommending the Wharf because it is centrally location with shopping, dining, and fun for the entire family.

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Topics: Local Activities, Traveler Tips

Sea Turtle Nesting Season on the Gulf Coast: Here's What You Need to Know

Posted by Spectrum Guest Blogger on 6/26/14 12:19 PM

Between the months of May and October, we share the beach with our nesting neighbors, the endangered sea turtles. Several types of sea turtles make the treacherous journey to our sandy shores in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach where females will lay up to 100 eggs per nest.

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Topics: Traveler Tips

Too Much Fun in the Sun? Use These Tips to Protect and Treat Your Skin

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 6/19/14 3:13 PM

“Fun in the sun” is a saying used regularly on the Alabama Gulf Coast. It is why Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are so popular with visitors looking for relaxation on the beach.  Sunbathers bask in the sun for days hoping for that glow that comes with a great tan while kids play their hearts out for hours and hours not knowing the effects.  If you're planning on soaking up some rays at the beach, continue reading for sunburn prevention and treatment tips to protect your skin while on vacation. 

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Topics: Traveler Tips

5 Must Do Unique Activities for Your Family Beach Vacation

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 6/12/14 12:01 PM

Granted, most visitors come to the Alabama Gulf Coast to spend as much time as possible soaking up the sun and relaxing on the beach. With the sugar-white sand and the beautiful Gulf waters, what else can you ask for? As we see much too often, visitors absorb as much sun as they can on their first couple days in town. But on the third, fourth and fifth day, the sun has taken its toll and the kids are water logged. In order to keep it interesting, here are a few ways to keep the kids entertained off the beach.

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Topics: Local Activities, Traveler Tips

Vacationing with Teenagers: It's Their Time Too

Posted by Spectrum Guest Blogger on 6/5/14 12:40 PM

Graduating from high school is the only milestone a teenager looks forward to for four years. Before your teenager says “War Eagle,” “Roll Tide,” “Hotty Toddy” or “Go Jags,” make special memories they’ll remember. 

As a parent, seeing your teenager walk across the stage to receive their diploma brings a mix of emotions rushing through you – amazement, excitement, love, happiness and a little melancholy. It is the only thing they look forward to for four years and the biggest milestone of their lives. It’s an occasion we don’t want to end and it doesn’t have to by planning a weekend on the Gulf Coast and making it a vacation.

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Topics: Traveler Tips

Thinking About Renting a Boat During Your Vacation? Here's Where to Go

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 5/29/14 3:52 PM

Charter fishing and dolphin cruises are great family activities for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach vacationers, but sometimes you want to be the captain instead of a passenger.  No worries, there are several boat rental options available, and we’ve combed through them all to let you know which are the best in the area to save you time and money on your next vacation. 

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Topics: Local Activities, Traveler Tips

What Steps Should You Take to Treat a Jellyfish Sting?

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 5/22/14 4:53 PM

Picture yourself on a bright sunshiny day enjoying an afternoon swim off the sugar-white beaches of the Gulf Coast and before you know it, something brings you to tears. What could possibly be interrupting your relaxing beach day? It looks as if you have fell victim to the long tentacles of a jellyfish. 

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Topics: Traveler Tips