It’s that time again. Seems strange that Destin is already ramping up for the 2010 tourist season. Being a local Destin Photographer living on the emerald coast since 1976 with a couple short time departures I have seen a ton of changes from Okaloosa island to the beaches of south Walton as they are now known. As the summer quickly approaches all the local area businesses that cater to the droves of people that love our beautiful beach are scrambling to make sure they are able to meet the demands as well as help provide a lasting experience for all the vacationers. As one of the many business owners in the area I too have been proactive in making sure I am as prepared as I can be to get the most out of the season and deliver as many lasting impressions as I can. I just had sign magnets made for my SUV and lettering on the back window so as to use my vehicle as a moving billboard. It’s enjoyable to be able to meet so many families from all over the country as we chat on the phone in preparation for their arrival and talk about the details of their photo sessions. People from all walks of life come to what once was a small little fishing village to what now has become an extremely popular vacation spot on the emerald coast. I love living here. Even during the busy season for our area everyone you meet for the most part is very friendly and sincerely excited to be here. Weather you come to relax for a week or two or take in all Destin has to offer from a fishing trip out of Destin harbor to sunning at Crab Island, from eating a hickory smoked prime rib at McGuire’s Irish Pub to a quick bile at Harry T’s right on Destin Harbor. Destin is a great place to live and a great place to vacation. If you have been thinking about a trip to Destin -don’t think anymore. This is a destination that really isn’t that far of a drive from anywhere you may live in the southeast so come to Destin and Welcome to your vacation.