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5 Ways to Reclaim Your Postponed Vacations

Postponed doesn’t have to mean canceled. Whether it was an annual holiday celebration the whole family was excited for or a big anniversary you had hoped to spend on white-sand beaches, it’s due time to cash in your rain-checks and cancelations for check-in confirmations. Here are five fabulous… Read More

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Florida’s Gulf vs. Atlantic Beach Scene

When you think Florida, you think beach and ocean. But the state is home to two very distinct coastlines – the East Coast and the Gulf Coast – offering very different beach experiences for families, surfers, and fisherman. So which coast is the best destination for your vacation? Read More

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OPAL Collection Delray Beach Resort

Lay of the Land: Delray Beach, FL

A healthy mix of art, angling, and alfresco dining mingles among the sand and salt air of this Atlantic Coast destination. Orientation Nestled between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale on Florida’s east coast. Nearby Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Florida’s Everglades. Date incorporated 1911. Namesake A Detroit neighborhood. Notable for Old School Square, anchoring… Read More

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Bloody Mary drink festival

Save the Date: 2015 Drink Festivals

The typical brewfest or wine event gets a fresh makeover at these events in OPAL destinations. Photo © The Bloody Mary Festival February Clearwater Beach Uncorked [Clearwater Beach, FL] It’s a beach party not to forget: Two days walking barefoot through Florida sands,… Read More

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OPAL Collection Weddings

The Opal Seaside Florida Weddings Guide

White-sand beach weddings are a part of every Opal hotel experience. They also, however, offer some experiences brides won’t find anywhere else in Florida. Stress-Free Zone Along the Gulf of Mexico in Naples, Edgewater Beach Hotel helps you find some inner-Zen before the ceremony in its Serenity Suite. Overlooking the… Read More

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Happy hour at Delray Sands Resort

After Check-In: Delray Beach, Florida

There are plenty of ways to build your afternoon and evening after check-in at Delray Sands Resort on Highland Beach into some of the most memorable moments of your entire vacation. Cue the Jimmy Buffett There’s no better place to get your Delray Beach vacation mind-set started than at happy… Read More

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