This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I realize I have said this many time, but it seems, at least for some of us that Spring is actually coming! I am already looking at vacation destinations for the girls and I. Warm sand on our toes, the sun beating down on us, the family time that will never be replaced. There are so many wonderful places that it is hard to choose! But recently, I got wind of Gulf County, Florida. Come visit GCFL is opening my eyes to parts of the state that often get passed over by families who are all heading to that other part of Florida. But for those of us who want a relaxing, peaceful getaway with the ones we love, Gulf County, FL is the place.

In Northwest Florida, GCFL has 43 miles of warm, sandy shoreline. They don’t have high rises, streets lined with flashing lights and I dare say, wi-fi might be a little spotty. A dream sentence for someone who is addicted to technology most days and wants to totally unplug and just be with her girls.

Snorkeling, paddle-boating and the occassional encouter with a new creature – safe ones, of course – can create more than just a vacation. It can create memories that won’t soon fade from curious children’s minds!

I want to visit Cape San Blas which boasts white sand beaches and what is known as the #ChampionofSunsets. I would sit on the peninsula with my girls and soak in the sun as it dipped into the horizon.

Since the beaches are constantly ranked in the top 10 in Gulf County, Florida — including their pet Friendly Beaches-  I know the girls and I would have a blast!

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As a way to get the word out about the other part of Florida, the #GCFLnofilter contest is going strong!

We all take Selfies, right? Well, just for taking a selfie of you or your family doing anything – playing outside, painting in the garage, having smores by the fire – and posting it to Instagram with the #GCFLnofilter and tagging @gulfcountyfl, you will be entered to WIN a FREE Spring Getaway to Gulf County!

How fun is that?

Also, they will be sharing photos and Instagram images on their Facebook, Pinterest and other social media pages! Your photo could be shared!

As an added incentive, each picture gives back too!

For every entry GCFL receives, they 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.

How awesome is that? A fun photo of you or your family that could be shared, a contest that could get you the relaxing vacation you always dreamed of – that will let you actually unplug – and the donation for your entry to help preserve the nature we all love!

How would you relax and enjoy in Gulf County, FL? I would love to hear!

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