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TRAVEL + LEISURE | Pedis-N-Passports


DESTINED FOR DESTIN—OUR FIRST MOTHER-DAUGHTER ROAD TRIP TO EMERALD GRANDE Over the past six years, we have flown to Destin, Florida, several times to visit my son, Ryan, who was stationed in the Air Force. Staying on base, we never had to consider booking a condo or hotel. Nevertheless, I cannot tell you how many times we would gaze starry-eyed at the Emerald Grande–a majestic castle nestled on the edge of the sparkling harbor in dreamy Destin.

So when spring break was fast approaching, Brooke and I decided to venture on our first mother-daughter road trip to Florida from Naperville–and yes, we decided that after a fourteen hour drive, we deserved a week of pampering at the breathtaking Emerald Grande Resort. It was the best decision we could have made--a lifetime of fun mother-daughter memories cruising down Highway 65. Even more exciting was Ryan flying back to Destin to spend the week with us. What a blessing! The Emerald Grand gave us the most spacious 3 bedroom-3 bath condo on the 11th floor overlooking the festive harbor, powdery white sand beaches and mesmerizing Gulf of Mexico.

The two enormous balconies were the ideal setting for greeting the sunrise with your morning cup of coffee and soaking up sunsets at the end of a glorious beach day.

The setting of the Emerald Grande is as extravagant as a Caribbean getaway without the cost of airfare for us. The location is also perfect for it is situated right in the midst of the Harbor Walk where we enjoyed the many delicious restaurants, zip lining, shopping and just strolling along watching the plethora of beautiful boats passing by. The Harbor Walk offers something for everyone: kayaks, jet skis, dolphin cruises, along with many other boating excursions, parasailing, concerts, dining, a shuttle to the white sand beaches right within view, an abundance of kid friendly boardwalk activities and so much more!

Never having driven more than three hours by myself, I have to say this road trip was transformational. We sang our hearts out, played corny road trip games, shared secrets, met amazing people at each of our stopping points, and got a little lost in Alabama. To read all about our journey south and our stay in Destin visit www.pedisnpassports.com.

ABOUT THE BLOGGERS Naperville mom and teacher, Kristen Kainrath and her teen daughter, Brooke, are a mother-daughter travel-blogging team who have always shared an incurable case of wanderlust. Their goal is to inspire girls to follow their passions and appreciate the diversity of our global community. Follow them on their journeys at www.pedisnpassports.com and watch for their monthly article inside Glancer Magazine in 2017.

ABOUT THE BLOGGERS

Naperville mom and teacher, Kristen Kainrath and her teen daughter, Brooke, are a mother-daughter travel-blogging team who have always shared an incurable case of wanderlust. Their goal is to inspire girls to follow their passions and appreciate the diversity of our global community. Follow them on their journeys at www.pedisnpassports.com and watch for their monthly article inside Glancer Magazine in 2017.

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