7 Oct 2020
The 2020/21 school year is definitely shaping up to be one for the history books. We, at Destin West Vacations, empathize with how challenging the current learning environments are for teachers and families with school-aged children. If you’re in a situation where you are able to learn (and work) remotely, we welcome you to consider joining us at the beach this fall and winter. A new location can be the perfect recipe for inspiring learning, creativity, and focus.
It’s also worth noting that vacation rentals have remained a strong, in-demand accommodation throughout this atypical travel period. For good reason, too. You, the guest, are in control of your own surroundings. Vacation rentals are typically more spacious than a hotel option and there are similar comforts to that of your own home. The only difference? Your backyard is the Emerald Coast and its famous sugar-white beaches!
Tips for Remote School and Work in Destin, FL
Why should I do it? What do I need to make this happen? Is it worth it? These are likely many of the questions you’re wondering right about now and we have the answers for you below, curated by our local experts.
Speedy and Reliable Wi-Fi
Reliable, fast internet access is the lynchpin to a successful distance learning and working trip. You and your children need to be able to easily access Wi-Fi from your devices. All Destin West Vacations’ condo rentals provide complimentary high-speed internet access. But in the off-chance that anything does happen, you can rest assured knowing you have on-site property managers to call for quick support.
Local Historical Opportunities to Learn
Destin is home to several historical attractions that provide children with learning experiences. Organize a field trip or two to one of these sites:
The Indian Temple Mound Museum exhibits 1,000+ artifacts from Native Americans in the area over the past 12,000 years.
The Camp Walton Schoolhouse, which was used from 1911 to 1936, is a historical two-room schoolhouse worth visiting with your own school-aged children. The building has been restored several times and moved to the Heritage Park.
The Garnier Post Office Museum was the county's post office between 1918 and 1956. The well-preserved original post office building houses items from the era.
Destin Suppliers for Remote Learning/Working Needs
If you need school or office supplies at any point, Office Depot, located in Fort Walton, is just 14 minutes away and offers just about everything you can think of. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of needing immediate laptop/computer repairs, Advanced Computer Technologies is a quick drive away and their professional staff members come highly reviewed.
Emerald Coast Time Means Quiet Time
Invariably, beach time is different from home time. Everything moves quite a bit slower and quieter, especially in the fall. As you likely experienced this spring, remote working and learning (from home) is anything but quiet. Not a worry. While you’re staying in one of our spacious beach condos, everyone will have ample room to spread out and find personal and work time away from each other, indoors or out.
We invite you to take in the silence with Destin West Vacations. It sounds good, doesn’t it?
Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude
Much like the famous Jimmy Buffet song, “Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude” switching up your locale for a week, two weeks, or even a long-term stay can really change your state of mind, for the better. We know many people, of all ages, are struggling with mental health issues right now. Being steps from the sand, sun, and waves can help alleviate those struggles. At lunch hour, considering taking the whole gang out for a stroll and beach picnic. Spending some time outside during the day is a great way to keep everyone happy and focused. A morning or evening beach jog for the parents is also a great way to keep fit while you're on vacation and fight stress.
Breathe in the healing ocean air, enjoy the scenic vista, and take a moment for yourself. You deserve it.
Book Your Destin West Vacation Today
Ready to get your accommodations on the books and start dreaming about all the beach activities you're going to enjoy? Destin West Vacation is one of the largest providers in the region of gulf-front condos and villa rentals. We also offer resort-style amenities with multiple pools, a lazy river, onsite restaurants, fitness facilities and so much more, ensuring you can enjoy the best of both worlds - privacy in your own rental steps from the beach as well as the convenience of a resort experience.