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Travel Blogger Kathy Petrino Recommends a Visit to Florida’s Emerald Coast

April 25, 2019
There are so many reasons why Kathy Petrino loves to write about her extensive travels. One reason is, 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.

One of Kathy Petrino’s favorite destinations is Florida’s Emerald Coast, which refers to the state’s northern Gulf Coast. For many years, the region was called the “Redneck Riviera” because of its low-rent appearance. However, in recent years, the fine sand 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. Recently, 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.