This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
We have been stuck in a horrendous winter. I’m feeling a bit hopeful that we’re close to spring. But then again, I think more snow showers are in our near future. That’s a bit depressing.
When I see pictures of beautiful, sandy beaches, I just want to run as fast as I can. The idea of escaping this winter and enjoying some time on a warm beach sounds fantastic to me. We’ve also been really feeling overwhelmed with social media. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to just unplug for a bit. Enjoy our time with the family? I think that sounds pretty awesome.
If you’re feeling the same way, how about you Come visit GCFL.
ABOUT GULF COUNTY
Located in Northwest Florida, Gulf County boasts 43 miles of natural shoreline. Here, where water surrounds us, we don’t have high-rises or busy highways and never will. We have white-sand beaches facing westward into spectacular sunsets – on the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joseph Bay. We have beckoning bayous, unexpected wildlife encounters and the mysterious Dead Lakes. We’ve got seaside bike trails, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and snorkeling. We have genuine places, like the historic Indian Pass Raw Bar and flavors like Tupelo Honey. Learn more about this “no worry, no hurry” destination at http://www.visitgulf.com and Like GCFL on Facebook and salute real beauty!, Twitter ( #GCFLnofilter ) and Pinterest.
When I look at the wonderful pictures of Gulf County, I know we’d have an amazing time. Full of as much relaxation or adventure as we’d want.
After I get some R&R on the beach, I’d love to do some snorkeling. I’ve only ever been once but I had a fantastic time. I know it’s something my kids would love to do as well. My kids are really adventurous.
Gulf Country is holding an amazing contest right now. Check out the details:
Late last year, “selfie” wasofficially declared the word of the year. Then,Dove took hold of the idea in its purest form. And thenThe Today Show debuted its #LoveYourSelfie campaign. A seemingly egotistical idea has evolved into one that asks you to embrace who you are – the real you.
And that’s exactly how Gulf County, Florida makes you feel. GCFL loves you for who you are and what you love. Nothing manufactured; all real. It goes hand in hand with laid-back GCFL and its all-natural, beautiful outdoor playground on the water.
In GCFL, we believe you never look more beautiful than getting outside and doing what you love. The sweatier, the better! We salute everyone who stands up for “true” beauty, and want to celebrate that realness in GCFL. Because nothing is more beautiful than getting outside and living life to the fullest. Being healthy; having fun.
In honor of this, and because GCFL is the kind of place that lets you do what you love to do and not worry about how you look, starting Thursday, March 13th, GCFL will launch our Spring promotion – #GCFLnofilter through Instagram.
1. Get outside. Snap a picture while doing what you love. Be real. Be messy. The sweatier the more beautiful.
2. Post your picture to Instagram.
3. Tag it #GCFLnofilter and tell us, @gulfcountyfl, what you’re doing in your shot
4. That’s it. You will be automatically entered to win a free Spring getaway to Gulf County.
What Will Gulf County do?
For 30 days, we will celebrate you “unfiltered!” – the real you – people looking beautiful in their “action” selfies.
We will be posting great shots on our Facebook page and congratulating people for being beautiful, strong, confident, happy, etc.
We will pin pictures of great outdoor passions to our #GCFLnofilter Pinterest board and give recommendations on where everyone might enjoy that passion in GCFL. Our locals and loyal visitors will chime in building suggestions around what makes people feel beautiful. In the end, we will have a board that not only highlights “things to do” but is a living testimony for how they make you feel.
GCFL Means Business:
Being active. Breathing in the fresh air. Getting lost in the moment. Feeling proud.
These things are so important that Gulf County is going to put our money where our mouth is.
For every entry GCFL receives, we will donate $1 to Outdoor Nation – up to a final donation of $5,000! Outdoor Nation believes in reconnecting the Millennial Generation to the outdoors. Our health, the health of our communities, and the health of our planet depend on it. They believe in the same things as we do. See below:
“We stand for nature and we stand for adventure. We stand for climbing, hiking, surfing, and singing. We stand for dirt under our fingernails and sand between our toes. We believe in the power and passion of the Millennial Generation, and we stand for whatever you stand for. We are artists. We are activists. We are explorers, dreamers, students and teachers. We are Outdoor Nation. And we want to help you change the world.”
Five long-weekend Spring getaways to Gulf County will be given out at random. GCFL will draw a new winner every week and one extra upon conclusion of the sweepstakes. We will provide great lodging in some unique places along the Gulf, St. Joseph Bay or in the cute small town of Port St. Joe. Perfect spots to enjoy your favorite outdoor activity. Each prize package will also include $200 to help with travel expenses and $150 towards your passion of choice. Feel free to spend it on an excursion once you get to Gulf County or to treat yourself to something at home. All to celebrate the outdoors and the real you!
For further information, visit the Facebok contest tab –http://statictab.com/x3bg59m
Here’s an example of my Instagram pic:
This is one of my best blogging friends, Sherry from Family, Love and Other Stuff. After a long winter, it was just so awesome to get to spend some time with her out and about in the warm sun!
I’m thinking GCFL has plenty of that sun so all I need is friends and family to spend some time with and I’m set!
What would your favorite thing to do at GCFL be?