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Sail Away with Wild Hearts

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 9/18/14 3:33 PM

If you looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend time with your family on the water instead of in the water, then Sail Wild Hearts is for you. You can’t imagine a more perfect day to go sailing. The sun was shining and there was a late summer breeze. Sail Wild Hearts owner, Ted Scarritt, was more than thrilled to have us on a sail. The dock is located in the heart of Orange Beach about a mile from Turquoise Place, a Spectrum Resorts’ property.

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Topics: Local Activities

Take a Step Back in Time at the National Naval Aviation Museum

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 9/11/14 4:33 PM

Visiting the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida was like taking a step back in time.  As soon as we drove onto the navy base, there was an overwhelming patriotic feeling that came over us. Service men and women risk their lives every day and the museum is one of many ways they are honored. Admission to the world’s largest Naval Aviation museum is free, so it makes for a great family outing or group excursion.

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Topics: Local Activities

The Hangout - Where 59 Ends and the Fun Begins

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 9/4/14 1:50 PM

This month, The September Series Blog will feature Spectrum Resorts marketing team visiting four of the Alabama Gulf Coast’s top restaurants and attraction to give readers an inside look at area favorites. Read three first-hand descriptions about The Hangout, The Naval Aviation Museum, Sail Wild Hearts and LuLu’s. This week features The Hangout in Gulf Shores where “59 Ends and Fun Begins.” 

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Topics: Gulf Coast Dining

Football on the Beach: The 5 Best Places to Watch Your Favorite Team

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 8/28/14 11:36 AM

Now that summer has come and gone, fall is upon us. That can only mean one thing down on the Alabama Gulf Coast, football season. There is nothing better than watching your favorite team with a group of friends in a great atmosphere while enjoying great food. If you find yourself visiting Gulf Shores or Orange Beach during football season, we have a few suggestions on great spots to catch the game. 

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Topics: Traveler Tips, Gulf Coast Dining

Liven Up Your Beach Vacation with a Skate Park, Alligators and Laser Tag

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 8/21/14 12:34 PM

There are several activities in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach that the entire family will find entertaining.  From putt-putt golf and go-karts to arcades and water parks there is something for everyone.  Sometimes, though, the more adventurous family members can get bored with the same activities year in and year out and want something a little different.  No worries, the Gulf Coast has the bases covered there as well.  Here are three activities you can find near the coast that everyone can enjoy but are more interesting for those looking for something a little out of the box.

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Topics: Local Activities

Here's Why Fall is the New Summer on the Gulf Coast

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 8/14/14 4:19 PM

School is starting back and some kids are experiencing back-to-school blues, so give them something to look forward to. A fall break at the beach will give the kiddos something to look forward to, and you can offer it as a reward for good behavior and grades. The rumor on the island is that fall is the new summer. It’s not as hot; there are shorter wait times at your favorite restaurants and shorter commute times. 

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Topics: Gulf Coast Events, Traveler Tips

The Thunder Rolls on the Coast August 22

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 8/7/14 3:33 PM

Thunder is the last sound you want to hear when you are relaxing on Alabama’s beautiful beaches unless it’s the roaring sound coming from Thunder on the Gulf. Fans of all ages are eagerly anticipating the annual powerboat races on the liquid race course in Orange Beach. The speed, the adrenaline and the anticipation of seeing what high powered speed boat is going to win are memories in the making. 

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Topics: Gulf Coast Events

4 Things to Keep in Mind When Planning a Beach Wedding

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 7/31/14 1:01 PM

Beach Weddings are beautiful and classic, and there is something very romantic about exchanging your vows outdoors at sunset with the sound of the waves crashing in the background.  Here are some tips to help you plan a beautiful beach wedding.

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Topics: Gulf Coast Events

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