A combination of disgust and anxiety comes to mind when seeing picture after picture of the BP oil spill.
For some planning to visit the Sunshine State, the reaction has been to cancel vacation plans, but with a little research and a flexible schedule, you won’t have to scrap that trip to the beach.
A search through Naples vacation rentals brought up the listing above, an example of how savvy Florida vacation owners are dealing with the disaster. To rent the property, tenants will not have to pay a deposit for a reservation, which is practically unheard of in the industry.
“No oil on Naples beaches,” the owner posts, a claim echoed by the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau on its website. “No oil is expected to come close to this area in the near future.”
We like that. No beating around the bush.
The price is nice, too: just $375 a week through the end of August for a maximum of two guests.
You aren’t seeing things. That’s the bottom line.
It’s true. Millions of gallons have dumped into the Gulf since April 20, but American consumers can do their part to make things right by goosing the region’s economy which will no doubt be affected indefinitely.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.