Florida’s Most Fantastical Beach Town

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If you’re still cruising through Florida for some last minute summer fun, consider checking out the community of Alys Beach. You’ve probably never heard of it, but don’t let that dissuade you from checking it out if you’re in the region.

It’s located in Panama City Beach off of the scenic Highway 30A and provides luxurious amenities alongside sunny beaches.

The main draw of the town is undoubtedly its appearance: all the buildings are uniformly white and possess similar architectural touches. This uniformity is the result of planning and community guidelines and makes the entire place look like something out of the Mediterranean.

The town is full of tourist opportunities, from shopping at upscale boutiques to dining at fine restaurants.

The beaches are full of white sand and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico are emerald-hued.

Besides exploring the town and beaches, you can also check out the 20-acre nature preserve, which is meticulously maintained and curated for maximum beauty.

Visit RV Connections

Stop by RV Connections before you hit the road on your next trip or before you put your RV in storage. In either case, the techs at RV Connections in Panama City can help you get your RV ready for the road or for storage. If you don’t feel comfortable prepping your rig for storage, let a technician take care of it all for you.

Biking in the Florida Panhandle

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Taking your bicycle out in the Florida Panhandle this time of year is a real joy. The weather is just right for a long, leisurely bike ride. If you’re exploring the Sunshine State in your RV and have some bikes in tow, why not check out one of these bike trails as you go? From beaches to woodlands, Florida’s got a trail with your name on it.

Timpoochee Trail

Following the length of CR30A southeast of Fort Walton Beach along the Gulf of Mexico, this asphalt trail comes in at 19 miles long and winds through beach communities and several state parks. You’ll encounter beaches, sand dunes, and dune lakes. This trail is ideal if you want to simply explore and take your time on one section. Stop in at one of the local towns along the way to do some shopping and dining.

Blountstown Greenway Bike Path

This trail goes along the former path of the Marianna and Blountstown Railroad. As such, a train exhibit is located along the path where is passes through downtown Blountstown. The trail is shaded by woodlands and is a pleasant 4 mile bike along an even asphalt surface. It passes across some streets, but traffic is light and the crossings are well-marked. Though it intersects the busy Route 20, there’s an underpass that allows you to totally bypass it.

St. George Island Bike Path

Located on St. George Island, a 22-mile long barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and Apalachicola Bay, the bike path is 6-miles long and covered in asphalt and concrete. The path runs between Gulf Blvd. from W. 12th Street to the entrance of St. George Island State Park, which is a great place to spend a few hours before turning back around and heading back. The trail leads path many pristine sand beaches. There’s an additional 9 miles of trail available in the park itself if you’re not done biking.

Visit RV Connections in Panama City

Exploring the Florida Panhandle? Stop by RV Connections in Panama City today to make sure that your RV is in good shape before you continue your journey. If you don’t own an RV yet, but you want to hit the road in your very own rig, let RV Connections help you find the perfect RV.

Fun Road Trip Games

While it may be the destination that inspired your road trip, it’s all of the stops and sights along the way that make the experience even more enjoyable. To keep your family and friends from getting bored on those long stretches between stops and during those long nights at the campsite, fill your road trip checklist with these exciting road trip games and boredom-fighting accessories.

Road Trip Bingo

Road trip bingo is the perfect road trip game for kids and adults, and it’s 100-percent free to play. Print off plenty of free bingo cards from online and give each player a pen or marker. Have everyone mark off the sites on their bingo card as you pass them, and be sure to keep prizes on hand for the winners. If you want to reuse the same cards multiple times, be sure you have hard surfaces for each player to use and plenty of pennies or other objects to mark the cards with.

Mad Libs

Take the “Worlds Greatest Word Game” on your next road trip to keep your driver and passengers laughing non-stop. Mad Libs are available as books, apps or downloads, so pick your favorite version and pack it in your RV.

The Autonet Mobile Router

Sick of excessive data charges on your cellphone bill and having to avoid primitive campgrounds because they don’t offer free WiFi? Pack the Autonet Mobile router, and you’ll have 4G wireless internet access anywhere in your RV whether you’re cruising down the road or parked at a campground. Even better, the signal travels as far as 150 feet, so you can share your internet access with friends or use it in a hotel room with your vehicle parked nearby.

Get Road Trip Ready at RV Connections

Before you hit the road for your trip, no matter how long the drive, stop by RV Connections to make sure that your rig is outfitted and in shape for the rigors of the road. RV Connections can help by inspecting the state of your RV, which is an especially good idea if it’s been in storage for a while.