From Sunshine to Snowflakes: An Afternoon at Goose Creek State Park

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On this January Saturday afternoon, we sit at our home in Burlington, North Carolina watching a few movies and recovering from a morning of sledding and making snow cream.

It’s 30 degrees outside, the sky is battleship grey, and the ground is covered in a mix of snow and sleet.

Just a week ago and 150 miles east we were enjoying a beautiful sunny day between the historic North Carolina towns of Bath and Washington on the north side of the Pamlico River – it was a day to forgive all sins. [Read more…]

Ask Not What Your Butler Can Do For You: He Already Knows

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Personal Butler Service.

Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?

The highest tier of rooms at nearly all Sandals Resorts come with personal butler service, as well as all the Club Sandals amenities. Yes, in this day and age, that’s a bit hard to get your mind around.

Before we tell you all about Sandals butler service, we’ve got a special announcement. Jennifer will be hosting Southern Girl Travel’s first ever live event – it’s called A Caribbean Night: Fun Included. Check out the Facebook Event page, and stay tuned for more info.

Let’s check out a quick video to introduce the idea: [Read more…]

Swim Up Suites and Candlelight Dinners (and a special announcement)

src-098-634Preparing for a Candlelight Dinner at Sandals Royal Caribbean

After finishing our most recent Southern Girl Travel Guide to Sandals Resorts (this time we featured Sandals Negril) we realized that we failed to mention two great Sandals features:

Swim Up Suites

and

Candlelight Dinners

Before that, though, we’ve got a special announcement.  Jennifer will be hosting Southern Girl Travel’s first ever live event – it’s called A Caribbean Night: Fun Included. Check out the Facebook Event page, and stay tuned for more info.

Sandals is famous in the travel business for having a dizzying array of room types at each resort. Swim Up Suites may be the most unique of all the types. [Read more…]

The Southern Girl Travel Guide to Sandals Negril!

We’ve written extensively about how the Montego Bay, Jamaica area can be the perfect spot for a Caribbean getaway.

With resorts like Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean only a few minutes from the airport, you can lounge on a Jamaican beach less than four hours after taking off from most airports in the Southeast.

But, what if you’re ready to venture further into Jamaica and past the Montego Bay area?

We recommend that you consider Sandals Negril, first. [Read more…]

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…]