04/24/2024

Take Advantage of the Off Season with these Vacation Home Upgrades and Maintenance Tips

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As a homeowner, you might be contemplating how you can leverage your property for vacation home purposes. Indeed, this venture can be an excellent source of additional income and a way for others to enjoy your space. However, it’s crucial to keep your property in top-notch condition to attract potential renters and provide a memorable experience. This guide offers valuable home maintenance tips and upgrade suggestions to help you make...

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01/17/2024

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Galveston Texas This Year

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  Jan. 17, 2024 — Get ready to unleash your inner party spirit because Mardi Gras! Galveston is about to kick off with a bang on Feb. 2, 2024. This vibrant celebration, filled with lively parades, awards, and jaunts, promises an unforgettable weekend of fun and festivities along a beautiful coastline.   Join us for the 113th annual celebration of Mardi Gras with beads, music and sunshine. If you’ve never...

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12/29/2023

Tips for Your Galveston Beach Day: Best Spots, Surf, and More

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When the warm temperatures start ramping up in Galveston and the sun starts beating down, nothing sounds better than a beach trip. If you’re looking for a place with great surf, sand, and sun, check out these tips for the perfect Galveston beach day. Best Beaches to Visit in Galveston The first step to any good Galveston beach day is finding the right spot. If you’re looking for a place...

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11/22/2023

Complete Guide to Fishing in Galveston

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Welcome to Galveston, a fisherman’s paradise! This coastal city is home to a myriad of fish species and top-notch fishing spots, making it a magnet for anglers worldwide. Whether you’re an amateur angler looking to cast your first line or an experienced pro venturing out for a big catch, Galveston’s rich waters await you in this comprehensive guide to fishing on the island. If you are curious about fish species...

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10/30/2023

Furnishing and Staging Your Vacation Rental Home For Success

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Imagine opening the door to a vacation rental and seeing a large family portrait of someone else’s granny, or photos of places that are special to the owner but don’t properly represent the area. In a vacation rental, this often leads people to feel like intruders rather than welcomed guests. Our advice? Consider vacation home furnishing and/or staging by hiring a company that knows the area. There is only a small window...

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10/28/2023

Pros & Cons of Renting Out Your Vacation Home

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Who doesn’t love a little side project? If you have a vacation home that’s empty most of the year, you’re sitting on an opportunity to pay it off faster and make some smart financial moves. Imagine this: It’s an average Tuesday, and you peek at your phone to find that someone has just reserved your vacation home for next week. It’s February—and as a Texan familiar with the moderate winter...

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09/28/2023

Sip and Savor: Exploring the Best Breweries in Galveston, TX

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If you find yourself on the sunny shores of Galveston, Texas, and you’re looking for a refreshing drink, you’re in luck. Galveston is not just known for its beautiful beaches and historic charm but also for its thriving craft beer scene. Discover these top breweries in Galveston, TX, and sample their unique and delicious brews. 1. Galveston Island Brewing Let’s kick off our brew tour in Galveston with a visit...

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06/23/2023

Galveston Staycation Ideas: Where to Stay & What to Do

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Galveston Island is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Texas. With 32 miles of ocean views, 10 miles of Seawall, and family-friendly experiences, it’s no wonder people travel far and wide to experience it for themselves. But, as a local, perhaps you haven’t experienced all the same wonders that bring the tourists in. Have you ever considered being a tourist for a day? Experiencing a mini-escape? A staycation...

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05/26/2023

Summer Travel Hacks for Young Kids

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If traveling with your kids reminds you of screaming children, missed rest stops, and the 4 haunting words—”Are we there yet?”—you might feel overwhelmed taking your kids anywhere. But, there are a few travel hacks for kids we have up our sleeve that may just change everything for your next family vacation. Create Family Playlists With a long drive ahead, one way to easily distract your kids and keep the family’s sanity...

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04/26/2023

How to Pull Off a Romantic Weekend Getaway to Galveston

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If you’re looking to plan a romantic weekend getaway, you’ve come to the right place. There’s nothing that adds more flavor to a relationship than special, quality time spent together. Galveston is the location for you—it’s full of romance, fun, and experiences hand-tailored to create a getaway that will be memorable for years to come. But, there are things you can do to pull off a truly magical experience. First,...

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