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Press Releases

Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest: Grand Craft Beer Tasting

Time to roll out the barrel and discover unique suds & ales! The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin presents the 14th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest on October 7th & 8th, 2022. American specialty beers from around the nation will be available for participants to sample and savor.
October 07, 2022

How to Make Hugh Acheson’s Chicken Sandwich at Home

James Beard Award-winning Chef Hugh Acheson has made a name for himself onscreen and in the kitchen alike, serving as a Top Chef judge while also helming a number of restaurants in the Southeast. But it’s at Hotel Effie, the newest luxury hotel at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, that he’s revisiting a nostalgic classic.
September 30, 2022

Hotel Effie Appoints Matthew Krueger to Executive Chef

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort announced the appointment of Matthew Krueger to executive chef of Hotel Effie. Chef Krueger assumes the position immediately, helming the kitchen at the hotel’s signature restaurant Ovide, the only Florida restaurant by James Beard Award-winning Chef Hugh Acheson.
September 29, 2022

The best courses you can play in Florida

Florida golf gets a bad rap—it’s too flat and uninteresting, you’ve probably heard. With more than 1,450 courses (including nine-holers), sure, there are a number of tired if not monotonous layouts. The courses on this list, though, belong in a separate category.
September 13, 2022


Florida offers family travelers fall festivals worth traveling for!
September 09, 2022

Celebrate the Fall Season at These Florida Festivals

As the fall season rolls around this year, top destinations in Florida are hosting lively festivities for locals and visitors alike to get together and enjoy. From the Florida Panhandle to the Conch Republic, guests can experience costume parties, beer festivals, boat shows and premium tasting events this autumn. Here is a list of the best fall festivals in Florida for everyone to revel in.
September 06, 2022

The Best Golf Courses in Florida

From Miami to Destin, here are some of the best Florida golf courses.
August 29, 2022

We're Dreaming of a Coastal Christmas in Seaside, Florida

Even Seaside's slogan, "a simple, beautiful life," reads like a refuge from the holiday chaos. Located just off Scenic Highway 30A on Florida's Emerald Coast, this town is known for its gorgeous coastline, stunning architecture, a bounty of fresh Gulf seafood, and shopping that goes way beyond shark-tooth necklaces. (Think white sand and shimmering emerald green water.)
August 25, 2022

The Rise of the Hotel Restaurant

According to Tasting Table, chef-driven restaurants are taking over the hospitality industry in the wake of the pandemic. Embracing new opportunities, new clientele and creativity, Restaurant Business states that many hotel restaurants have an exterior entrance, providing chefs with their own outpost, which makes it appealing to visitors and locals.
August 24, 2022

Where to Stay in Destin FL: Best Hotels and Areas

If you are wondering where to stay in Destin, Florida, this is the guide for you! There are so many amazing hotels, bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals, Airbnb and more to choose from when visiting this beautiful city.
August 23, 2022

This Slice of the Florida Panhandle Is Extra Chill and Extra Gorgeous

The side of Florida you probably didn’t know about.
August 12, 2022

Top Florida Destinations for Solo Travelers

According to luxury travel agent, Black Tomato, solo travel bookings have doubled since the beginning of this year with the female demographic increasing from 30 to 50 percent. Scott Dunn, another luxury travel expert, also saw an increase in solo trip bookings in comparison to pre-pandemic, which is no eight times higher than what bookings were in 2019.
August 10, 2022