Category Archives: ORANGE BEACH & PENSACOLA

PENSACOLA TRAVEL SERIES :: JOE PATTI’S

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ August 29, 2017/ ORANGE BEACH & PENSACOLA

    Since moving to Perdido Key, which is the western-most part of Pensacola, I’ve learned some of the cool culture of the area. Recently, my husband introduced me to the well-known Joe Patti’s Seafood Company on Pensacola Bay. When we walked in, people were buzzing about and numbers were being blasted over the intercom. It reminded me of the Seinfeld episode where people lined

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RESTAURANT ROUND UP :: TOP PICKS FOR DINING ALONG THE COAST

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ August 26, 2017/ ORANGE BEACH & PENSACOLA

Depending on what you’re in the mood for, here are my favorite restaurants (and dishes) for each category below. These are all located along the Alabama coast or just inside Pensacola (all within reasonable driving distance from the beach). This is the perfect starting point if you’re drawing a blank on where to go! By clicking a box, you’ll be directed

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Our Move to the Beach

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ March 23, 2017/ ORANGE BEACH & PENSACOLA

  Something about the beach rejuvenates me. It always has and I’m sure others feel the same way. Recently, I received an amazing opportunity to work in Orange Beach, Alabama so my family and I packed up and moved to a place we had always dreamed of living– the beach. Even though living in Fairhope meant we were only 45 minutes

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ORANGE BEACH TRAVEL SERIES :: SOUTHERN GRIND

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ March 19, 2016/ ORANGE BEACH & PENSACOLA

Since I’ve lived along the Gulf Coast, I’ve enjoyed spending weekends checking out all it has to offer. With my husband being from Orange Beach, he knows well the local hangouts of this quaint beach town. The Wharf is a shopping and dining center located on the Intracoastal Waterway known as the Canal. It has a hotel on the water

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Weekend Wanderings :: Life on the Gulf

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ September 23, 2014/ ORANGE BEACH & PENSACOLA

This weekend, Kirk and I were hanging out at the Fairhope Beach when we noticed a man and his wife pull up on a golf cart. A goose was following the cart, and when the man got out and started walking to the water, the goose followed suit. Then, something crazy happened. The bird followed him into the water and

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PENSACOLA TRAVEL SERIES :: THE BODACIOUS BREW

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ August 13, 2014/ ORANGE BEACH & PENSACOLA

Nothing is better than strolling through a familiar part of town and stumbling upon a gold mine that you never knew was there. I’ve lived on the Gulf Coast for 4 years now and I still find myself falling in love with new places here. I’ve decided to give a shout out to the local restaurants, shops, parks and other

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PENSACOLA TRAVEL SERIES :: AL FRESCO DINING

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ August 12, 2014/ ORANGE BEACH & PENSACOLA

While shopping in Pensacola one weekend, Kirk and I stumbled across a cool little outdoor dining hub called Al Fresco. It features 5 airstream campers that have been converted to food trucks, serving everything from tacos to oysters. We usually choose the taco truck and are never disappointed! If you ever find yourself in P’cola, we highly recommend the San

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