A Perfect North Carolina Honeymoon!

IMG_8960-634A Wrightsville Beach sunset

Sharing that first family trip – the honeymoon – has been one of our favorite parts of being in the travel business. While the years keep adding to the distance between our own honeymoon and now, we can’t help but smile when we get involved with new honeymoons.

As a photographer, our friend Sonya Christian gets to see and participate in those family beginnings regularly, too.

Sonya and her husband Chris recently spent their very own honeymoon along the North Carolina coast, and we were thrilled when Sonya agreed to document the trip here on Southern Girl Travel. [Read more…]

A Day to Forgive All Sins

IMG_2633-634Along Taylor’s Creek in Beaufort, North Carolina

It’s mid-December here in North Carolina: 72 degrees and sunny – beautiful blue skies, and we just put up our Christmas tree.

Something’s slightly amiss, but we’re not complaining.

Today’s weather is one of those strange particulars of places like North Carolina – it can be freezing one day in the late fall or winter, and sunny and 70 degrees the next. [Read more…]

Aloha, Mahalo, ‘Ohana: An Update on Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

IMG_2325-590x250On our first visit to the Poly back in 2011

The Polynesian Village Resort was our first family home-away-from-home at Walt Disney World. It was the perfect spot for me. I arrived a Walt Disney World skeptic and left a raving fan.

While we remain big fans of the Polynesian, the Poly has been in the midst of some major construction projects the last year or so, and we have not stayed there since our first visit.

We did stop by recently though to check out the changes, and provide our friends and clients an update on one of the most unique of the Walt Disney World resorts. [Read more…]

Four Reasons to Kick Off Your Caribbean Vacation in Montego Bay, Jamaica!

IMG_5063 7-1-2-634Sunrise in Montego Bay!

We’re moving into cooler months. For many of us that means daydreaming about (and planning trips to) warmer spots, further south.

Jennifer just returned from yet another trip to Caribbean without me, which is becoming an all too common occurrence. She had a ball visiting a number of spots around Jamaica, and she began her trip in Montego Bay.

Montego Bay, Jamaica is one of the commercial and cultural hubs of the western Caribbean.

It’s also the perfect spot to begin a Caribbean vacation.

Why? [Read more…]