The Ultimate Vacation Planning Blog Round Up
Planning a beach vacation is a fun and exciting process. After all, who doesn't love going to the beach? Of course, planning is always easier when you have all the best and latest information about your destination at your fingertips. This week we are doing just that as we put together a list of the best blog posts to help you plan your next Ocean Isle Beach vacation.
Protect your vacation
From playful days on the beach with the kids to romantic dinners overlooking the water (and everything in between), relaxing on OIB is easy. But, (and there's always a but) what happens if you have a sudden death or illness in the family? What happens when you have car trouble, or Mother Nature decides it's time for a rare hurricane to hit? Each year, thousands of vacationers across the country run into these issues. Delays, disruptions or cancellations of a vacation can cost you thousands. Avoid these costs by purchasing a Travel Insurance policy.
Leave home with confidence
You’ve booked your Ocean Isle Beach vacation, you sent that last work email, the kids are packed, and you’re ready to lock the door and take off for the beach! But, before you leave, there are just a few more things to do. After all, there's traveling ... and there's traveling smart. Whether you are headed out for the Christmas holiday or for two weeks of summer beach bliss, it's important to do a few things around the house to give you that truly worry-free vacation you deserve. Here are ten things you should do before you leave for vacation.
Take advantage of your kitchen
Renting a vacation home has a lot of benefits. One of those benefits is having a well-appointed kitchen. Few things will break a budget faster than eating out three meals a day (more if you have teenagers), but with a kitchen you can meal prep, eat healthy and save some money. Best of all, you get to take advantage of all the fresh local seafood and prepare it any way you like. Here are six of the best ways to take advantage of your vacation rental kitchen.
Plan for the day at the beach
Every parent knows all too well that a day on the beach requires a cooler full of snacks. It seems like the little ones (and especially teenagers) have ferocious appetites and always need a snack when you are farthest away from a place to get one. With each plea for something to eat and sigh from a parent comes a decision. There is always the option to run to the little store down the street, but that means leaving the beach... and who wants to do that! Besides, kids are going to head straight to the sugary and fatty snacks that we're all trying to avoid. Not to mention, who wants to spend extra money on junk food? Here is an easy solution – five simple and healthy snacks that are perfect for a day on Ocean Isle Beach.
Create a beach budget
For many families, planning a vacation is a big expense, a treat and something to look forward to all year long. Of course, because of Covid-19 and the fact that many schools are having online-only classes, families can now take advantage of this new schedule and book a (less expensive) late season beach vacation with the kids. This week we will share everything you need to plan a vacation on a budget, whether you just want a weekend getaway or prefer a week-long beach vacation. With these tips and tricks from the pros you'll have everything you need to make sure you have a stress free, affordable and fun Ocean Isle Beach vacation.
Have fun and be safe
We all love the beach, and there are few places on earth that are as relaxing and family friendly as Ocean Isle Beach. However, like any destination, there are a few things that you might want to avoid. Luckily, for us, those things are not what you normally worry about at home. Since Ocean Isle Beach is a small town and very family-oriented, odds are great that you will have a stress-free and fun family vacation. That being said, here are five things to consider before you take your next vacation, especially if this is your first time visiting the North Carolina Coast.
Now that you have all the resources you need to plan your next Ocean Isle Beach vacation, all that's left to do is to give one of our friendly reservationists a call at 800-727-9222 or click the button below to book your dream vacation home.