13 Tips for Traveling with Kids

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A vacation is the perfect way to get away from it all for a few days and recharge the batteries – if you can make it there, that is. The actual traveling part of going on vacation can be stressful on its own, but throw a couple kids in the mix and you’ve got a potential pressure cooker of frequent bathroom breaks and outside voices. Instead of losing your cool and setting the wrong tone for your holiday, give these 13 tips for traveling with kids a try.

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Capture Lifelong Memories with These Excellent Family Photographers

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Rounding up spouses and kids for the perfect family photo can be a daunting task. Anyone who’s tried orchestrating a holiday photoshoot can attest to that. That’s why we recommend grabbing family photos during vacation! Think about it: everyone’s already together, and everyone should be in good spirits since they’re on vacation. To make the task even easier for you, we’ve highlighted some of the most popular photographers in each of our local areas. Check out the list below!

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The Curse of Vacation Deprivation

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When’s the last time you truly took a break? Think about it. How long ago was it that you took a few days off from work and unplugged? We mean actually unplug – no checking emails on your phone or stressing about what’s happening at the office.

If you’re like more than half the country, it’s probably been awhile. According to Expedia’s annual study, 59% of American workers in 2018 described themselves as vacation deprived. The report also found that Americans left more than 650 million vacation days unused – along with those in Japan and Thailand, American workers took the fewest days off of any country in 2018. Moreover, 60% of workers say they do some amount of work while on vacation.

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The Case Against Self-Renting

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If you want something done right, do it yourself.

You know the old adage. Why trust someone else to do a job you could do right the first time on your own? And while the idea works in a lot of circumstances, when it comes to renting your home, going it solo doesn’t guarantee success. Truth be told, it’s a lot of work you may not have the time, energy, or patience for.

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Teen-Friendly Activities in the Jacksonville Beaches Area

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Planning the perfect family vacation can be tricky enough. Finding things to keep everyone in the family – including and especially teenagers – happy makes it even harder. But we’re here to alleviate some of that stress. No matter what your teenagers’ hobbies are, we’re confident you’ll find something they love in this list of teen-friendly activities to consider for your next trip to the Jacksonville Beaches area.

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The Best Fourth of July Celebrations in Northeast Florida

Who wouldn’t love kicking back on the soft sands of Jacksonville Beach with friends and family as fireworks light up the sky over the Atlantic Ocean? Beachgoers seeking a great Fourth of July celebration are in luck thanks to the exciting festivities held at Jacksonville Beach.

If the beach isn’t your speed but you still want your fill of fireworks and patriotism, there’s still plenty to get excited about. Jacksonville and its surrounding areas are full of thrilling Fourth of July celebrations. From firework displays to live music, you’ll find something for everyone this Independence Day!

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17 Items You Forget to Pack for Vacation

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Vacation is an escape from stress. Packing for vacation is not. Even when you think you’ve got everything you need, chances are one of these items that should be in your bags isn’t.

Of course, there are ways around this. You can (and should) make a list of essentials to check off as you’re packing. Determine which items are necessary and consider your luggage space. Our goal for this blog is to function as a foundation for your packing list by going over some of the most common items people forget to pack for vacation.

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20 Easy Three-Ingredient Recipes to Make in Your Vacation Rental

20 Easy Three-Ingredient Recipes

Staying in a fully furnished vacation rental has plenty of perks, like a kitchen stocked with all the items you need to whip up a meal. But just because the tools are there doesn’t mean you want to slave away in the kitchen for hours. It’s still vacation, right?

That’s why you should check out these 20 easy, three-ingredient recipes that’ll leave you with a delectable dish without hours of prep or cooking time.

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Rental Homes for THE PLAYERS Championship Weekend

Rental Homes for THE PLAYERS Championship Weekend

Still looking for a place to stay during THE PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach? With only a few weeks until the massive tournament kicks off, hotels are getting booked up left and right. Luckily, we still have a handful of fully furnished rental homes ready for THE PLAYERS Championship weekend.

Each of these vacation rentals comes complete with furniture, kitchen accessories, appliances, and so much more. After a long day watching the tournament out on the course, don’t just go back to a hotel; retire to a home away from home.

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Six Breathtaking Oceanfront Rentals in Ponte Vedra Beach

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Beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach, aka your view from one of these resort rentals.

In a state full of gorgeous beaches, Ponte Vedra Beach is unlike the rest. The characteristic, luscious white sand beaches make the seaside village a perfect destination for sunbathers, surfers, and sand castle aficionados alike.

And while there’s a lot besides beaches in the small town to distinguish it (it’s home to the PGA Tour HQ and is widely regarded as a golfers’ paradise), waking up to the ocean breeze is still the truest way to experience Ponte Vedra Beach. Check out some of the area’s finest fully furnished oceanfront rentals below.

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