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  2. Kelly Hamilton says

    We’d be most interested in snorkeling in St Joseph Bay. The gulf coast beaches are beautiful with soft, white sand and calm water.

  3. Lisa Brown says

    The Bay at St Joseph Peninsula State Park looks like a great place to visit: it has camping, fishing, you can picnic, there is something for everyone to enjoy there.
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  4. Bonnie LeahSay says

    Our family really enjoys being near large bodies of water so the canoeing and paddleboarding would be ideal along with fishing and any water sports.

  5. Nicole Trailer says

    I live in Florida and i couldn’t have told you where Gulf county was. Thanks for the info! I alwasy like a new place to go kayaking!

  6. Susan Christy says

    I’d love to go to Lake Wimico to see the houseboat village, alligators and other wildlife. Taking a boat trip sounds like a great way to spend the day and take tons of pictures.

  7. Janice says

    We would love to take part in the turtle treasure hunt in Cape San Blas! That sounds like such a good, fun time for the whole family.

  8. Julie says

    I’m going to Florida for Spring Break next year so I loved reading the Adventure Guide!! The Adventure off the Beaten Path sounds so like me!! I love the fact that there’s a lake and that you can see all of the wildlife!

  9. michael says

    I’d really love to explore Joseph Bay. I’ve never been kayak fishing so I think that would be really cool. I love the idea of pedaling instead of paddling 🙂

  10. linda says

    I went to Gulf County last year with my friends and had an amazing time. We didn’t get to do any of the things on the Adventure Guide but the next time I go, I will definitely be trying the “Adventure Off the Beaten Path.”

  11. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says

    We absolutely love Gulf County. It is absolutely a wonderland for nature lovers. Thanks for sharing this giveaway!

  12. Paula Schuck says

    We’ve gone to Florida on vacation a few times, but we always focused on the theme parks. Now that the kids are more open to other things, I think it’s time to check out the natural beauty of Gulf County.

  13. Tracie Cooper says

    I would love to go scuba diving with my hubby and it would be a great way to celebrate our anniversary!

  14. Agnes says

    Aside from relaxing on the beach and watching a beautiful sunset I would love to try snorkeling as it is something I have always wanted to try. This sounds like the perfect place to do it.

  15. Tracy DeLoach says

    I live on the east coast of Florida and rarely (as in 20 yrs) get to visit the Gulf coast, which I love. It’s totally different over there. I just heard about Cape San Blas this past spring and have been itching to visit ever since. A friend told me about the great shelling at the national park and a natural lovers paradise. Thanks for the chance to win Debra.

  16. Jasmine Eclipse says

    This post made me really miss Florida! I’ve got family there, but haven’t been able to go back and visit them for a long time now. I hope to make it down there again soon!

  17. Terri Beavers says

    I love being on the water where ever we vacation. I’ll have to put Florida on the list of places to visit. I’d enjoy all of these activities.

  18. Up Run for Life says

    I really want to go see the sea turtles in Gulf County Florida. I also would love to explore a few places and go hiking.

  19. Melissa Dixon says

    There really is a whole lot to do out there, I used to live that way but never enjoyed it while I lived there. I will have to go back for a vacation so I can actually enjoy this stuff.

  20. Kathy says

    That looks like a great place for a vacation. That would be fun for my whole family. I’ve never even been to Florida yet.

  21. Linda N. says

    I want to go horseback riding at Cape San Blas with my husband. It sounds like something we would both really enjoy doing together.

  22. Emily Luxton says

    Your photos are really amazing 🙂 I love kayaking and SUP, and this looks like such a gorgeous place to try it. I’m really keen to revisit Florida and discover what there is to do outside Disney 😀

  23. Ann Bacciaglia says

    I go to Florida a few times a year. I love it there. It is a great place to go for a fantastic vacation.

  24. Elle says

    We would love to go to the Port St. Joe Marina and would love to take a sunset cruise or go snorkeling through one of the guided tours.

  25. Shaney Vijendranath (youbabyandi) says

    This looks so awesome. I really need to visit Florida again! I was there for 3 days but didn’t get to see everything I wanted to. 🙁

  26. Jasmine says

    Im currently living in Florida but I haven’t done a very good job of getting out there and really experiencing everything that FL has to offer. these activities all look like a lot of un and worth of getting out and trying.

  27. marie says

    My daughters love wildlife so they would love St. Joseph’s bay so that they could look at the sea turtles and dolphins!

  28. Krystal says

    Im a Florida girl. I have never been to this part of Florida. These pictures are why I live here and exciting to explore this area now

  29. Angela Saver says

    My family would really enjoy an Eco-Adventure with a Bio-Expert because we love wildlife & would enjoy seeing wildlife, such as Dolphins, sea turtles, water birds, etc., & would enjoy learning more about them and the area! We would also love horseback riding on the beach because we love horses & it would be an awesome experience!

  30. The Cubicle Chick says

    I would like to kayak but I need to learn to swim first. I’m all about travel and on a budget is all me. – Yolonda

  31. Pola (Jetting Around) says

    I’d go with SUP, because I’ve been meaning to try it for so long! Assuming I can keep my balance. But if I can dance salsa in high heels, I don’t see why not. 😉

  32. Mama Munchkin says

    Wow!! I had no idea Florida had so much to offer. I’m embarrassed to admit we really only fly into Orlando and Miami. Looks like we are cheating ourselves

  33. Vyjay says

    The Gulf County promises a great and fun experience. There are so many activities which make for an enjoyable holiday. Kayaking,biking and snorkelling are the ones I would specially be interested in.

  34. Maria says

    I spent every Easter as a kid on the East coast of Florida, but we never did cool stuff like this, haha! I recently fell in love with kayaking and I would love to do it in Florida. This would be so much fun 🙂

  35. Bernadette Siazon says

    We love destinations that lets you do a lot of activities without the hefty price tag. I’m sure my family will enjoy Florida.

  36. Rosie says

    I would love Adventure Off the Beaten Path. I’ve been to Florida a few times, but only on very well worn paths. I’m amazed at these pictures and descriptions, they sound like experiences we’d love to have, and so affordable!

  37. Anjuli Waybright says

    I’ve actually been curious to explore that part of Florida as I prefer outdoor adventures over nightlife and have been able to see other areas of the state. I’ve recently gotten into SUP and love it! The gulf coast looks like it would be amazing for that! 🙂

  38. Krystal says

    I love Florida vacations. I live in Florida and like to venture out to different cities. Sunshine, water and the beautiful scenery.

  39. Kristin says

    Thanks for giving our state such wonderful props! You’ve made want to get out there and explore my backyard more!

  40. Kendall says

    Gulf County really is gorgeous! I love the pictures too! There’s so many things to do, you can hardly get bored there which is why it’s definitely a great vacation option!

  41. Tiffany Cardenas says

    We’re big hikers, so we’d enjoy hiking on the Bayview Trail, or either of the hikes recommended by your concierge.

  42. Up Run for Life says

    I have always wanted to see the sea turtles. Plus, I am sure that there is a ton of other fun things that I would be interested in doing while in the Gulf County, FL. I want to move to that area.

  43. Amanda Simkin says

    We would absolutely love to take another trip to Florida. We visited two years ago and it didn’t go well–we all had a nasty stomach flu and really didn’t get to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

  44. Bryanna says

    We love the Florida Gulf Coast but have never heard of Gulf County! We will definitely have to check it out on our next time through the area. Florida is such a busy place that it is awesome when you can find somewhere that has that small town feel.

  45. Toni Broome says

    It looks the perfect spot for anyone that loves the outdoors like we do. Somewhere you can hike, kayak and never be too far from the water is good for me.

  46. Christina says

    Florida has been on my to-visit list for ages. I just haven’t found the time to get there. These photos look great and very tempting. Looks like just the spot to unwind and enjoy the sun and surf.

  47. Marlene Marques says

    I’m that kind of person that can’t be to far away from water, so this sounds like a great travel destination. And with so many things to do. Thanks for all the tips.

  48. Rebecca Swenor says

    This sounds like a great vacation down in Florida. If I were going there I would ues the GCFL Concierge plan. We would love to go hiking and snorkeling which none of us has very been snorkeling before in the ocean. Thanks for sharing the giveaway and the awesome information.

  49. The Cubicle Chick says

    I know there is tons of fun in the Gulf. I really want to snorkel, it looks so cool but I can’t swim. Don’t judge me. LOL! – Yolonda

  50. Alina Popescu says

    I am big on hiking, so I’d love to explore all those hiking trails! I feel like I haven’t done a lot of those lately, and it’s my favorite pet-friendly activity when I travel. Though my dog is always better at it than I am 😀

  51. Drew says

    So sorry to hear about your cancelled family holiday! I’m glad you got to rekindle the adventure in Florida. I travel there frequently to see my parents and North Florida is amazing, with so many things to do without the oppressive temperatures 🙂

  52. Travelwith2ofus says

    Gulf County looks like the ideal place to spend some quality time with your family. So many wonderful activities. I would be interested in trying kayaking as I have never done it before.

  53. Megan Jerrard says

    Our fav activity here is Kayaking – we were lucky enough to spot manatees and dolphins on our last couple of kayaking trips!

  54. Sia says

    This really looks like a great value for price vacation! So many options for people who love water. I can’t swim so I am always picky for activities that are safe and with a knowledgeable guide. And I can relate to the feeling mentioned that sometimes (for me very often) you want to go to a place where there are not many people and it is off the beaten path.

  55. Sabrina DeVault-Greene says

    This is my sweet pup’s first time at the beach! We are trying to get her in the water. We love to SUP together and we are planning on going to one of the state parks to play!

  56. Heather worthington says

    I’ve never been to Florida but of course wanted to. Snorkeling is our thing. Paddle boarding looks so fun and I want to try that.

  57. Michelle Cantu says

    These photos make me so jealous that I am home working and not enjoying a vacation. Florida looks like a blast, I can’t wait to go back.