7 Reasons to Fly VPS this February

Well, 2013 is gone and now we’re thinking about spring and Valentine’s Day. It’s true, it may not be warm enough to go for a swim—for us locals, anyway, but you can still work on your tan. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of things you can do in the Destin area…

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10 of Your Favorite Moments from VPS’ 2013 Social Stream

Well, it’s time to say goodbye to 2013 and get ready to say hello to 2014. What better way to do that, than with a list? We enjoy being connected with you via social media. Facebook, Twitter and our blog allow us an opportunity to chat with you as well as for you to have…

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150 Years of Thanksgiving

In 1621, there was a three-day feast attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims. This is, in America, considered to be the “First Thanksgiving,” however the New England colonists had been having “thanksgivings” since as early as 1607. These were days of prayer and thanking God for myriad blessings including military victories, harvests, the…

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Snowbirds in Migration

You know that time of year; it happens just around the end of September, the birds are coming. But, unlike in the Alfred Hitchcock movie, we look forward to seeing them fly in. While many, so many people are traveling to the Northeast and Northwest to see the fall colors, there is an influx of…

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Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast

Some people call it the “Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast.” Well, we won’t argue with that. Coming up, October 18th& 19th, the Baytowne Beer Festival is a definite must-attend event for thousands of people every year. The event has grown in its 6 years, and this year promises to be an exceptional time.…

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A Change Is in the Air

A few things have been changing around here, not the least of which is the appointment of Sunil Harman as Okaloosa County’s airports director. Harman, who was hired last month, comes to us from the city of Tallahassee, where he served as aviation director. While in Tallahassee, Harman oversaw and was credited for making “major…

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Please Leave On All Portable Electronic Devices

f you’ve been at a loss for what to do between the time the door closes and when the airplane reaches 10,000 feet, this may be the news you’ve been waiting for. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to ease the ban on use of electronic devices at low altitudes. That’s good news for…

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Book ‘Em Online, Dano

Recently we told you about 6 reasons not to book your vacation online. If you haven’t read that, we suggest you give it a fewminutes. In order to show both sides of the travel booking coin, we are going to fill you in on a few reasons you shouldbook your vacation online. Sure, calling the…

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6 Reasons to NOT Book Your Vacation Online

When online booking first became a ‘thing’, everybody and his brother had reason after reason to book with a mouse or trackpad. The convenience and potential for savings, of course, were the two biggest draws for the consumer. A great deal on a hotel or airfare will certainly get us tapping the keyboard. We’ve come to realize,…

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Wine for Warriors

It is known as the best event in the Visit South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival area, and it is named the “Best Annual Event” by Destin Magazine. From April 18th through the 21st, the 27th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival, benefiting the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, will again be known as a good time…

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