Adventure

SoWal People: Gina Shiflett's Soulful Journey Across India

Gina Shiflett, the intrepid owner of Salon Twist in Seagrove, was returning home to South Walton from a three-week journey across India.

Her backpack in tow, bags overstuffed, back aching ... she plopped down beside a petite lady in an overcrowded Indian airport and asked, “Do you speak English?”

The lady replied, “Yes, I do!”

“In ten minutes, I probably knew more about her than I knew about my best friend,” exclaims Gina. “And she’s showing me pictures of everybody and thanking me profusely for my time.”

Camp Longleaf Offers Overnight Summer Camp at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

Learning and having fun go hand-in-hand this summer at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center’s newest program, Camp Longleaf.

The week-long, overnight camp is designed for children ages 9-14, and enrollmet is open for three introductory sessions: June 9-14, June 16-21, June 23-28. Camp Longleaf will incorporate the Biophilia Center’s passion for nature with traditional camp fun and games.

Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show March 15-17

The Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show features boat displays from major manufacturers and dealers representing the latest and greatest in boats, high-tech engines, electronics and marine accessories. Boats ranging from entry-level bow riders and center consoles, to the next generation 42' center consoles with quad outboards that have become so popular.

Underwater Museum Of Art in SoWal Named to Time Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places 2018

TIME Magazine has revealed its inaugural list of the World’s Greatest Places, and SoWal is part of history!

The prestigious list highlights 100 destinations that are breaking new ground, leading industry trends and offering visitors an extraordinary experience.

Experience Natural Florida at Eden Gardens State Park

Visiting Eden Gardens State Park is tuning out the rest of the world and tuning in the “Real Florida”.

Trade in your worries and turn on to the splendor of SoWal's great outdoors, with some Florida history to boot. Just a bit north of the beach, Eden Gardens State Park is nestled in the woods of Point Washington, along the shores of Tucker Bayou and the Choctawhatchee Bay. It's the ideal spot to relax and have family fun.

Walton County Provides Free Admission to Two State Parks

From now until Labor Day everyone can enjoy free day-use admission to Grayton Beach State Park and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. The Walton County Tourist Development Council has covered the cost of entry to increase available parking for beach-goers during the peak summer season, as well as raise awareness of the variety of eco-tourism activities in SoWal.

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