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Best (Adult) Brunch in Miramar Beach, FL

Best (Adult) Brunch in Miramar Beach: Cantina Laredo in Grand Boulevard So yummy and so reasonably priced - comes with a free Apéritif

Posted October 7th, 2023 by Diane

Tom and I like to eat at Cantina Laredo. If there’s a criticism, we eat too much when we go because it’s just so delicious. It’s a chain restaurant that doesn’t serve local fresh catch, but it’s always very tasty and festive. Likewise, free parking is plentiful – a nice bonus. Grand Boulevard has lots […]

Enjoy the Beach - Even During a Destin Summer - Henderson Beach State Park

Henderson Beach State Park: Great Beaching without the Stress An Awesome Destin Summer Beach Experience - Totally Worth $6 a Carload

Posted September 29th, 2022 by Diane

Destin was a sleepy fishing village with amazing beaches and very little development. The beach area has filled in significantly with beautiful homes, good restaurants and so-so shopping over the last 30 years with a single major roadway, US HWY 98, to get everyone, everywhere. In the summer Destin gets crowded. On the roads, on […]

Crackings: Best Destin Breakfast

Best Destin Breakfast: Crackings Or Even Better, Sleep In and Go There for Best Brunch

Posted September 23rd, 2021 by Diane

You’re about to have a big Destin resort kind of day and you don’t want to head out without a great breakfast. Or do it the way we do … sleep in, get some stuff done then go to Crackings for brunch. They specialize in breakfast foods (we can’t get beyond that to try their […]

Dinner and a Walk at The Crap Trap Destin

The Crab Trap Destin: Dinner with a Walk on the Beach Ask for the 29 Cent Gumbo - it's Delicious!

Posted September 14th, 2019 by Diane

Date night in Destin is something Tom and I enjoy doing before Memorial Day weekend and after Labor Day weekend (basically September – May). We’re not fans of Destin during the summer months when traffic is thick and the weather is HOT. One of our favorite things to do when we spend the evening in […]