Trips that Go Beyond the Beach

Find trip ideas that let you explore the coast in a whole new way, from the best beach biking and flightseeing to amazing snorkeling and road trips.

The Latest Craze: YOLO Paddleboards

Easier than surfing, this beginner-friendly paddle sport feels like walking on water.

A Fresh Idea
Photo: Colleen Duffley

A Fresh Idea

Inspired by an article they read on stand-up paddle boarding—a hybrid of surfing and canoeing—friends Jeff Archer of Destin, FL, and Tom Losee of nearby Santa Rosa Beach decided to give it a try. The sport was easy and relaxing—like walking on water. Before they knew it, they'd launched their own line of paddle boards called YOLO, which stands for "you only live once."

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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.