Bucket List Stores: Panama City Florida

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Mary Cairns loves to travel the world. An avid traveler, Ms. Cairns signed up with Southern Journeys in lieu of a timeshare. “With a timeshare you can only go to that one specific place. I wanted to be able to go anywhere I wanted.”  And she has definitely taken advantage of her membership. Since her membership with SoJo began, Ms. Cairns has vacationed in North Carolina, Delaware, Colorado, Arizona, among others. This year, Ms. Cairns went to Panama City Beach, Florida with some friends and was kind enough to tell us about her trip.

Originally, Ms. Cairns was planning to travel to Destin, Florida, but unfortunately, all our property was booked for the month she wanted to travel. “So at that point, I just asked for what they had in the panhandle, the nicest place.” Ms. Cairns found that her trip to Panama City was better than she could have expected, to the point she was a little relived that she chose not to vacation in Destin. “We drove up there for a day trip. It was shopping centers and high-rises and the beached were not as maintained and clean as in Panama City.” Ms. Cairns was looking for white sand beaches. She wanted the “Emerald green” coast waters of the panhandle. She wanted a stretch of beach to call her own for a short time. She found that in Panama City.

The property was the Sunrise Beach Resort where every room has a “gulf view” and the rooms are “very clean and well-maintained.” Ms. Cairns reported that the property is right on the beach and offer umbrellas and beach chairs to the guests. It’s also a convenient proximity from other spectacular beaches like Rosemary Beach and Miramar Beach. We all love to eat when we travel and Ms. Cairns had some great restaurant suggestions like Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant, Runaway Island, and Firefly which are all beachside eateries with great seafood. Ms. Cairns says that she plans to return to Florida next year.

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