Travel to the Gulf Coast of Florida – Episode 250

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Chuck Prevatte about vacationing in the warm waters and on the white beaches of the panhandle of Florida. This is a vacation for those who want to slow down and relax.

There are nightclubs in Panama City and water parks but this part of Florida is a good spot to take the family, eat some good seafood, rent a beach house and bath in 90-degree water. Tourism is off because of the gulf oil spill but Chuck and his family did not see much evidence of the oil on the beaches.

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Show Notes

North West Florida Vacations
Florida Panhandle
Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Destin, Florida
City of Destin
National Naval Aviation Museum
Panama City Marine Institute
Man in the Sea Museum
Air Force Armament Museum
Big Kahuna’s
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Northwest Florida Dining
The Back Porch
City of Montgomery
City of Opp
Things to do in Opp
The Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo
Dothan, Alabama
Dothan Peanut Festival
St. George Island
Destin Convention and Visitors Bureau
Abbott Realty
Google Earth
Panama City Beach
Gulf Breeze, Florida


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Chris Christensen

by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

4 Responses to “Travel to the Gulf Coast of Florida – Episode 250”

Blair Jadwin


Yo AT!

I listen to many of your Podcasts to get background info for my next global trek. Thanks! It was refreshing to hear your Podcast on my own stomping grounds these days, the Florida Gulf Coast. It’s far too easy to forget how great a place I live myself, and that it is a tourist destination.

Chuck Prevatte does capture the gist of it all here. He’s off on a couple points (such as the fairly accessible airports PNS & VPS), misses a few more, but overall he & you capture it well. I’ve forwarded the show to a great number of my friends to describe my home of 6 years now, originally coming from Cali as you are.

Cheers, thanks again, and Bon Voyage!
-Blair Jadwin

Rob Danforth


Love reading travel blogs about Florida but Podcasts are even better. I’m planning a visit to Miami next month for golfing and the nightlife. Was just looking for some information on the great Miami steak houses and ended up here. Thanks for all the tips.

Chris lopez


what a great episode I found this episode through Chuck who is my JROTC instructor and through this great episode I heard to more of these episodes and Lord what a great bunch of episodes and I now have some great ideas for summer vacations and it was very interesting to hear my instructor in a podcast too

Chris Christensen


Say hi to Chuck from me!

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