There are officially three days left in this school year, and I could NOT be more excited. Mike and I have spent weeks planning a fun filled Summer Vacation, full of trips and excursions with and without the girls. Hey, why work from home if you cant thoroughly enjoy your time off, right?
Our trips include everything from a water park to sports games to visiting old Historic locations... and almost all of them are in Alabama. Now, I know most people do not think of Alabama as a "Prime Vacation Destination," but think again. Alabama offers something for everyone and just might be The South's Best Kept Secret.
Beauty, history and adventure all come together in Alabama, a state rich in everything from world-class golf to white-sand beaches. It’s a place where each meal is a celebration, each town has a story and each day brings new discoveries you’ll always remember.
Recently I discovered something new about Mike. He is terrified of flying. When we flew to Las Vegas this year I thought he was just grouchy from lack of sleep. Turns out there are few things he hates more than flying, and he has an irrational fear of something happening to the plane. I, too, am not a huge fan of flying so we decided to plan all of our events within driving distance. The 2013 Alabama Vacation Guide and Calendar came in handy for our planning - mapping out everything from where to eat, to where to stay - and of course what do do when you get there. You can get your own Alabama Vacation Guide here, plus download cool apps that will help you make your Alabama Vacation a breeze.
One thing that really impressed me in the Free Vacation Guide was the amount of SPAS Alabama has. When I think of Alabama I think of great food, great music... I didnt even consider great pampering. From the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa or to Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear, the state of Alabama offers some amazing spa locations. I can not think of a better day than playing a round of golf together (read: Mike golfs while I get a tan) followed by a couples massage. And best of all - we can win the whole trip - FREE.
People who love vacation and want a little TLC can enter for a chance to win luxury Alabama resort packages along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail with the Alabama Road Trip Giveaway (www.Facebook.com/
AlabamaTravelor www.RoadTripGiveaway.com). The giveaway is for seven exclusive packages each valued at around $4,000 for up to four guests each including two-night luxury accommodations and loads of extras, like spa and golf, sponsored by the Alabama Tourism Department and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Resort Collection.
I'm excited to be offering one of my readers their own "Spa at Home" which includes a scented candle, body wash, body ice cream, a Sweet Home Alabama vacation guide and The Trail guide for golf along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail so you can relax and unwind while you plan your Alabama Vacation. And of course, be sure to enter to win a free vacation in the Road Trip Getaway.
And who knows - maybe we will be at the same place at the same time! Pedicures and Moscato anyone?
Katie K says
It'd include a short drive to San Diego, a nice dinner out, and relaxing on the beach with a few cocktails!
Cheshire Cat says
sleep and no diapers!
Time on a tropical beach with the breeze from the ocean blowing all day.
kristen m says
my favorite weekend giveaway would include lots of time poolside with drinks service 🙂
We used to vacation at Gulf Shores all the time 🙂
We used to vacation at Gulf Shores all the time 🙂 - the beach and sleep!
Tonya @ The Traveling Praters says
My ideal weekend vacation would be having my husband all to myself while relaxing on a beach along the gulf. Yep. I think that could happen in Alabama.
By the way, I LOVE your design. 😉
I'd love a hotel stay alone. Jacuzzi tub and just relaxing with nothing needed done.
quiet weekend with good book, bottle of wine and chocolates
Stephanie Larison says
A nice hotel in chicago to visit family with my hubby.
debra daigle says
A new england cruise in the fall 🙂
vacation at Gulf Shores
it would include a place to relax and overlook some gorgeous scenery!
My favorite weekend getaway would include a trip to the spa and eating great food at a local restaurant.
Nina Say says
This may sound selfish...but I'd kill for a weekend away without the kids so my hubs and I can just relax and reconnect.
My favorite weekend vacation getaway includes a few things: no kids (love them, but absence makes the heart grow fonder!), a comfy bed, some peace and quiet, good food, some laughs with my hubby, and of course, SLEEPING IN PAST SIX AM!!
Heather S. says
Mine would include a trip to the beach.
Kelley H says
anywhere that I could wind sown and relax and go about at my leisure
Marti B. says
I'd love to have some scented candles burning, some nice sparkling wine chilled, and some good music playing . . . and some peace and quiet to enjoy it all!
Suzanne DeVaux says
Eating and relaxing!
My favorite weekend getaway would include a lot of silence from people but noises from nature such as birds or peepers or frogs!
Nesca C says
I would love to visit Philadelphia which is 2 hours away from me and just visit all their shops and go to Eastern state penitentiary. It would be the perfect getaway from home.
Marie Lah says
Mine would include, long walks on the beach with my fiance!!
Cute sandwich shops and no phone calls!
st. george - red rocks and sunshine
1-on-1 time with my fiance...outside of the house. lol
Jessica Peeling says
The beach, fireworks, drinks, shopping and relaxing!
Destin in December!
I'd like to go hiking and eat out at a nice restaurant.
Alinga B says
A weekend getaway for me would be a massage and my husband watching the kids.
Heather Hayes Panjon says
A Day At The Spa!
monica dillon says
my getaway would enclude a beach house with my kids then disneyworld
Billie @ Rowell Reviews says
I would love to go to Chicago and see a Cubs game. Then find a restaurant where my husband could try one of those huge steak challenges. He's always wanted to do one of those.
Ashley Morrissey says
A shopping spree, wine and a make over!!
Kristie D. says
My weekend away would include pampering at a spa, delicious food (especially dessert), great weather and lots of time to read. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.
Sam Stamp says
An awesome weekend getaway would be my boyfriend and I going to a Hotel! I don't really care where the Hotel is as long as it has an indoor pool & a Jacuzzi tub!
Meghan Finley says
a picnic and a beach
Sarah Ann Walker says
My favorite weekend vacation getaway would include my husband and our son.
Paula Michele Hafner says
A trip to the Smokey Mountains with my husband and kids to stay in a little cabin on the Tennessee River.
my family traveling to a nice, warm, sunny place to frolic in the sun and sand
A beach trip with DH to eat some good food and relax
Nitty Gritty says
My favorite weekend vacation would include visiting an area filled with historic buildings near the ocean with my kids.
Belinda Parker says
Going to Disney World with my family!
Time to relax and rest.
A refreshing view and pleasant weather is always nice. So is sleep. And chocolate. And my delightful husband.
Racquel S says
Doing something fun w/ my hubby, a massage, and sleep!
golden storm says
sleep..and spending quality time with my partner with beautiful scenery to view and walk through
Shelley C says
A good book.
Dawn Hecke says
An awesome vacation getaway would be to a quiet place with an ocean,sand,sun and a massage where they put the hot rocks on you. 🙂
Austin Baroudi says
A nice beach with a big skate park nearby, the family of course, and a 4 star hotel to top it all off!
Lenora D says
A view from the bed and room service spa and restaurant.
Chavonne H says
Visiting Hollywood and Beverly Hills would be awesome! And going to Universal Studios.
Lacey Burd says
My favorite weekend getaway would include sleeping in, hot tubs and food unique to wherever I was 🙂
A visit to gulf shores with my wife
Lethea B says
My favorite weekend vacation would include a short road trip to Gulf Shores, AL with the family , a really good sunblock and lots of fresh seafood!
tina reynolds says
The beach shopping and a massage
Valerie Taylor Mabrey says
going to the lake
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Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute says
Hi Lynsey, I just found your blog! I would really like a spa weekend! I could use a massage being in the mountains or near the water would make me very happy.
Thanks for letting me enter. I hope you'll stop by and visit me too.
Christine Sutor says
My favorite weekend vacation getaway would be going away to a beautiful spot with nature, fine dining and fun, not too far away from where I live so driving isn't an issue!!
Right now we live in Scottsdale, AZ, so I would love to go to the Grand Canyon and see it with the fam!
Carmen S says
Something that involves relaxing, swimming and a lot of time on the lake!
Laura Ari says
A weekend with the girls would be awesome!
Karrie Millheim says
Local attractions, a beach and a nice hotel room
Laurie Emerson says
A day at the spa getting pampered from head to toe.
Samii Meyer says
Lots of relaxation and spending time with my boyfriend
Gabrielle O'Brien says
A trip to the ocean!!
Candie L says
A great water park. Thank you
Michelle Cain says
Orange Beach, Alabama! <3