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Kathy Petrino Travel Blogger: On the Emerald Coast of Florida

October 18, 2019

There are so many reasons why Kathy Petrino loves to write about her travels, which are extensive. First of all, she is generous. Not only does she want to see as many great places as possible in her lifetime, but she wants to share her experiences in a way that makes others want to see the same things. Kathy also would like for those who read her blog to make fewer of the missteps she has made on the same trips. She wants others to have as good a time as she had, if not better. That is the primary reason Kathy Petrino writes about every aspect of her trips; she wants others to have as much fun as she.

One of Kathy Petrino’s favorite destinations is Florida’s Emerald Coast, which is the state’s northern Gulf Coast. For many years, the region was called the “Redneck Riviera,” but in recent years the fine sane and funky beach towns have taken on a new luster, as celebrities and “beautiful people” have adopted the region and spurred a needed revitalization. Now referred to as the “Emerald Coast” of Florida, the rich and famous are hoping that not everyone has gotten the word that the affordable slice of Florida is also gaining much when it comes to class.

In recent years, a number of savvy investors have been making a great show of revitalizing the area with new hotels and condo buildings, including the first-ever five-star resort, called Henderson Beach Resort. So many investments are being made that the town of Seaside (or ‘Seahaven’, for fans of the movie, The Truman Show) has been transformed into one of the most beautiful and eco-friendly towns in Florida; their 80acres are now being studied in architecture schools.