TripShock Vacation Blog
Destin's Newest Kid Friendly Attraction, Barefoot Pirates' Boat Cruise!
Apr 11 2015
A new kind of kid friendly boat cruise has docked at the Destin Harbor this Spring! Barefoot Pirates' Treasure Quest is THE premier Pirate Cruise in the Destin Harbor, offering a a thrilling adventure for kids of all ages.
Sample the Best of Panama City Beach Dining at "Feast on the East"
Apr 8 2015
Panama City Beach, FL on the Emerald Coast is known for top notch seafood fare, but a group of locals are aiming to showcase the diverse and delicious meal options offered at some of the area's most distinctive restaurants. The first ever Feast on the East is a progressive dining experience tour in Panama City Beach, Florida hosted by PCB Food Tours.
8 Reasons to Hangout at Hangout Fest 2015
Mar 31 2015
Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama is only in it's 6th year, but already the music festival is attracting over 40,000 devoted fans, and some of the most popular entertainers in the world. Hangout Fest 2015 is gearing up to be the best yet, with production giant Goldenvoice (Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival) signing on to work the event,
Try These Incredible Shell Island Activities on your Family Vacation
Mar 26 2015
Shell Island, off the coast of Panama City Beach, FL, is a favorite destination for adventure seekers and casual vacationers alike. This 7 mile long barrier island is home to exotic wildlife, clean emerald waters, and plenty of fun activities for the whole family.
5 Destin Restaurants To Feed Your Beach Vacation
Mar 23 2015
Searching for the best restaurants on the Emerald Coast? Destin, FL is known for a bustling fresh seafood market providing some of the finest dining in the world. Dozens of Destin restaurants offer a diverse menu, breath-taking views, and exciting entertainment, that brings travelers back year after year to the beachside community.
Beach Camping in Panama City Beach, FL
Mar 16 2015
The family beach Destination of Panama City Beach is packed with hotels, condos, and beach resorts fit to the every need of vacationers. But for the few that decide to rough it at a Campground or RV Park, the benefits are many. Camping near the beach in Panama City Beach, FL is an exciting way to experience the outdoors
Top 7 Kid Friendly Activities in Pensacola Beach, Florida
Mar 11 2015
Pensacola Beach, Florida has remained a popular family friendly vacation destination for decades. Surrounded by emerald Gulf Waters, visitors to Pensacola Beach are quickly swept away by the beach side culture. Beach activities, water sports, historical sites, and a strong military presence offers a
Food and Fun at the Zydeco & Crawfish Festival in Gulf Shores, AL
Mar 9 2015
The Zydeco & Crawfish Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama takes place April 18th, 2015 from 10am - 6pm. The family fun event is found at Waterway Village in Gulf Shores (under the intercoastal bridge). This location makes for a perfect water-side event in a brand new tourist destination!
Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival Ranks Among Top 20 Southeast Events
Mar 6 2015
The Louisiana Swamp Stomp Fest highlights Louisiana culture in food, music, and games. Creole dining is offered from dozens of regional vendors, and is sure to satisfy any hungry festival-goers searching for a hearty and spicy meal.
Top 3 Destination Casinos in Biloxi
Mar 3 2015
Biloxi has grown from a quiet coastal town, into an entertainment mecca, with resort casinos lining the beachfront. Since the legalization of gambling in the 1990's, Biloxi has become a nationwide gambling destination, attracting world-class entertainers, and major casino and resort chains like Harrah's, MGM, and the Golden Nugget.
St. Patrick's Day 2015 on the Emerald Coast
Mar 2 2015
St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching, and the Emerald Coast is brimming with fun Irish-themed activities! Green Beer and Corned Beef aside, this cultural celebration on Tuesday, March 17th brings more than just fun drinks and traditional Irish cuisine.
Budget Sightseeing on a New Orleans Double Decker Bus Tour
Feb 28 2015
The multiple districts of New Orleans, Louisiana can complicate travel to the "Crescent City". Visiting Jackson Square, the French Quarter, Garden District, and more essential hot spots require knowledge of New Orleans known only by the residents themselves. As a sightseeing traveler,
Premier Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife at the Village of Baytowne Wharf
Feb 23 2015
Visiting the Emerald Coast and looking for a fun, family-friendly destination with a rockin after hours scene? The Village of Baytowne Wharf has a little bit of everything for even the most skeptical of travelers. This massive beach community located within Sandestin Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida, offers activities for all ages;
7 Must-Meet Guests of Pensacola Pensacon 2015
Feb 18 2015
The 2015 Pensacola Comic Con, known widely as "Pensacon", is right around the corner. From February 27th - March 1, thousands upon thousands of guests will stream into Pensacola for what could be the largest event of it's kind in the region.
Planning a Day at the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island
Feb 16 2015
Okaloosa Island, a dividing plot of land between Fort Walton Beach and Destin, Florida, is home to fun family activities including the popular Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. The Boardwalk offers eclectic shopping, fresh seafood dining, exciting entertainment, stunning ocean pier views, and public beach access and amenities.
4 Most Popular New Orleans' Plantations Featured in Film
Feb 12 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana is home to some of the most spectacular displays of art, architecture, and design, the modern world has to offer. Paired with a stunning countryside, one part rolling hills and one part swampland, the scenic beauty of the "Crescent City" is unmistakable.
7 Rainy Day Activities for your 30A Vacation
Feb 11 2015
30A is the perfect location for a sunny beach-side vacation, but what happens when the weather doesn't cooperate? Over the years, businesses in 30A and surrounding areas have developed plenty of fun rainy-day escapes for the whole family!
4 Best Parties of Panama City Beach College Spring Break 2015
Feb 9 2015
Want to get crazy at the biggest and best parties of Panama City Beach Spring Break 2015!? Save your braincells (you're going to need them for finals) and let Tripshock.com, the top source in the Gulf Coast for activity, event, and hotel booking, tell you the best 4 Spring Break Bashes for 2015!
Mardi Gras 2015 Do's and Don'ts for a Successful Trip
Feb 8 2015
Mardi Gras 2015 is right around the corner, and for many novice parade-goers, the famous New Orleans event can appear overwhelming. Where to go? What to do? Preparing for this widely loved event can prove difficult without the proper knowledge.
Family-Fun at Family Gras 2015!
Feb 6 2015
Find all the fun of Mardi Gras in a family-friendly atmosphere at New Orleans "Family Gras". Family Gras takes place in Metairie, just a short distance from downtown New Orleans hotels, restaurants, and shopping. This event offers food, games, parades, and entertainment for the whole family!
What's in the Destin Harbor?
Feb 4 2015
The Destin Harbor overlooks the Gulf of Mexico on the west end of Destin, Florida. Built to accommodate a bustling fishing industry, the Harbor is home to the finest dining, most exciting activities, and rockin' nightlife on the Emerald Coast! See what fun there is to experience in the Destin Harbor!
Destin Offers a Perfect Valentine's Day Getaway
Feb 3 2015
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and there is no better place to spend a romantic evening with your smoochie-poo than Destin, Florida! Stunning sunsets, moonlit walks on the beach, world-class dining and nightlife, Destin’s Emerald Coast is made for love, be it budding betrothal, or long-time love.
How I Plan On Spending My Spring Break in Destin, FL
Jan 29 2015
It’s a new year and only a few short months to the Spring Break season. Thousands of visitors will ascend on the Gulf Coast for a much needed break from work and school. One of our travelers recently booked her Spring Break vacation and out of curiosity, we asked her how she will spend her vacation. Does this sound like a vacation itinerary you would entertain?