This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Gulf County. All opinions are 100% mine.
Remember those awesome “choose your own adventure” books we had when we were kids? Well, how would you like to choose your own adventure vacation to Gulf County, Florida? You’ve seen me write about the fabulous vacation destination a few times here on Pretty Opinionated. It’s the one-stop destination on the Florida panhandle for every type of adventurer! Whether you crave the excitement of snorkeling and diving or a quieter adventure of a stroll along the beach, GCFL has you covered.
What Makes Gulf County So Awesome?
Gulf County, Florida is such a unique destination for every type of adventurer because of the diversity of the area combined with the care they took to preserve all the natural beauty. GCFL was allowed to form organically at its own balanced pace, both naturally and culturally. The water plays a central role in life and adventure in GCFL. With easy access to multiple bodies of water and nature-based activities, you’ll never have the same experience twice. Go snorkeling in the Gulf of Mexico, check out the beautiful saltwater St. Joseph Bay, or experience the mysterious Dead Lakes. Other bodies of water include Indian Pass Lagoon, the Gulf County Canal, the Intracoastal Waterway, the Apalachicola Bay and the Chipola River. With so much easy access to water, you’re never more than 15 minutes away from fishing, diving, paddleboarding, ecotouring or boating! Not a fan of the water? No worries! You can go hiking, biking, birdwatching or just chill on the beach.
Right now, GCFL is offering you the chance to Find Your Adventure in Gulf County through an awesome and super fun sweepstakes! During the weekly scavenger hunt, you’ll have a chance to explore all that Gulf County has to offer. Check out activities you’ve never heard of or discover new ways to try out old favorites!
Find Your Adventure Sweepstakes and Scavenger Hunt
There are a couple of fabulously fun ways to win! Let’s check them out, then we’ll go on a bit of an adventure ourselves!
Subscribe to GCFL for Grand Prize
First, subscribe to GCFL to be entered into the grand prize giveaway: a week-long vacation rental with Serenity Beach Rentals between September and May and a 3-day double kayak and paddleboard rental from Daly’s Watersports. Grand prize also includes a $200 American Express gift card for travel expenses and a $250 Sierra Trading Post gift card to help you outfit your adventure.
Answer a Fun Scavenger Hunt Question for a Chance to win $100 Sierra Trading Post Gift Card Giveaway Right HERE!
You have a chance to win a $100 Sierra Trading Post gift card right here. We’re going to have a little scavenger hunt of our own. I just LOVE a good scavenger hunt! Here’s how it works: in a moment, I’m going to ask you a question. You’ll hunt for the answer and leave it in the comment section. Just head to the GCFL Adventure Guide to find the answers. I recommend using the search bar.
One of my favorite things about GCFL is the fact that you can encounter all types of wildlife, from large majestic dolphins to itty bitty baby turtles! The residents of Gulf County take their role of wildlife protectors very seriously. Loggerhead turtles in particular call the area home. They nest along the St. Joseph Peninsula. Adventure Guide and SJP Turtle Patrol Volunteer Coordinator, Jessica, explains that on average, the 6-mile stretch sees between 90-100 nests, but this year they’re up to 149! You can help get in on the act of saving these turtles during your vacation. Check out this guide to learn more.
Now, for the fun part. There are actually quite a few great guides about the turtles on the GCFL Adventure Guide, but I’m looking at one in particular for my scavenger hunt question. One woman loves turtles so much that she did something pretty special to honor them!
What did Trish Petrie do for the turtles? There are a few acceptable answers, so all reasonable answers will be accepted. You can actually find the answer by typing that question into the GCLF Adventure Guide search bar. Just leave your answer in the comment section for your chance to win. That’s it! Giveaway is open to US residents age 18+ and ends on April 4th.