If you’re in need of white sandy beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters, The Bahamas is for you. This Caribbean archipelago is a mix of natural beauty, island culture, and crave-worthy cuisine making it the ideal spot for your next getaway. A quick two-hour flight makes getting to Nassau and Paradise Island easier than you may think. So, ditch the stress of everyday life and head to the islands, the pleasures of the Bahamas await you.

Imagine majestic Oak trees draped in Spanish moss, lovely historic plantations, and soul-soothing seascapes. This beautiful vision can become your reality on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast. Home to the famous Pawleys Island Hammock Company, these hand-woven hammocks are a signature way to relax along this stretch of coastline. Travelers come here to unwind and recharge. Looking for some downtime of my own, I hit the road to this Southern coast known for peaceful ambiance and a slower pace.

My fourteenth floor oceanfront balcony affords me a beautiful view of puffy white clouds floating over the Gulf’s emerald waters. This beautiful seascape and white sandy beach are at the same time calming yet exciting me to get out and enjoy all that the Hilton Sandestin has to offer. Not long after check-in, I can tell this resort will be perfect for a girl’s getaway trip – Florida Gulf Coast style!