1. Attitude To create a positive mindset, start thinking about that time as all yours. No interruptions. No distractions. No chores. You can just do what you want. It’s your time to relax, reflect, and whatever else you don’t get to do when you are in your regular day. 2. A Good Book Whether you…

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VALPARAISO — Okaloosa County Tourist Development Department officials hope to open their planned visitor center at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport by early February, TDD Director Jennifer Adams said recently. The county’s Tourist Development Council on Dec. 20 approved a 1-year memorandum of agreement, with an option to renew, with the county Airports Department for the…

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We post holiday travel tips each week on our Facebook page, but since the holidays are upon us, we wanted to share a few of the most important with you in our blog! #1 Pack Small for Carry-On Today, almost every airline has a fee for checking your bags. Ideally, it would be nice to…

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Google Trips makes it easier than ever to plan and organize your trips. It automatically maps out a half day or a full day with suggestions for things to see and do. Don’t like what you see? Tap the “magic wand” to see more nearby sights. Each tap of the wand gives you a fresh…

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You get to the airport, an hour and a half before your flight.  You get checked in, through security and to your gate.  As you are sitting there, waiting for your boarding call you find out the plane is delayed.  Your first reaction is anger.  You are upset that you did everything right and now…

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Summer is coming to a close and it’s time to start planning your Fall vacations.  AND, the air fares also get lower towards the end of August.  August 22 to be exact. According to the USA Today article on July 18th: Aug. 22 is when average U.S. domestic fares get cheaper; Aug. 21 is when…

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When it comes knowing when to book a flight, it’s all about balance, don’t book too early, definitely don’t book the day before. And of course when and where you are going play a big factor. While there is a general best time to buy (called the “prime booking window”), you can save even more…

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In celebration of Military Appreciation Month and the upcoming Memorial Day, we want to feature our own USO. The USO mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to uniformed military personnel. The original intent of Congress for the USO was to represent the American people by extending a “Touch of Home” to their…

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The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport announced 11 New Destinations through our airline partner Allegiant Air last month, and that got us thinking about the perks of taking non-stop flights! First, the nonstop flight is shorter. They always say the shortest path is a straight line and with a nonstop flight, you do just that.  You go…

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