FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Excellence Collection

Under $100: Apalachicola, Fla.

by Monique Barrett

Oct 9, 2014

Apalachicola Bay © Leightonphotography | Dreamstime

North America

Located on the Florida Panhandle, Apalachicola is a quaint fishing town steeped in maritime history with delicious seafood, miles of pristine beaches and endless water activities.


Start the morning breakfast at Tamara’s Café, offering a variety of filling options from $5.50, before heading out on a kayak or canoe trip to explore the city’s historic waterfront and the scenic Apalachicola River. Half-day trips from the docks of the Apalachicola Maritime Museum start from $10. Follow up the trip with a stop in the museum to learn about Apalachicola’s fascinating maritime history.


Stay outside for lunch and enjoy the Florida sunshine at Up the Creek Raw Bar, serving famous Apalachicola Bay oysters as well as appetizers, sandwiches, fresh local seafood entrees and daily specials on open-air, covered decks. Prices start from $10 for a dozen half-shell raw oysters.


Spend the afternoon on the water with Journey’s of St. George Island paddle boarding or taking an eco-tour on Apalachicola Bay learning about the productive Apalachicola Bay estuary. Tours start from $50.


For dinner, experience world-famous seafood at Boss Oyster, an Apalachicola landmark. Set on the waterfront, the restaurant boasts fresh-harvested Apalachicola Bay oysters on its menu, offering guests a “harvest to belly” experience. Prices start from $7.



Insta Feed
Tips / Other
Feb 21, 2020

How to Deal With an Airport Protest

Widespread unrest in various parts of the world is disturbing enough, but when an airport protest is scheduled to take place at your local airport or at one you will be visiting in the near future, your getaway can quickly turn stressful. Here’s how to handle travel amid an airport protest.

Pulled in Different Directions? Car Rental Can Help

While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.

Destinations / Europe
Feb 21, 2020

Feel at Home When You Visit the 4 Best Neighborhoods in Rome

Italy’s capital city is made up of 35 quarters and 22 distinct districts. While much of the hubbub is focused on Rome’s historic center, there are plenty of unique and exciting neighborhoods to explore.

Tips / Travel
Feb 21, 2020

Get The Most Comfort Out of Your Ailrine Seat

 If sitting upright surrounded by strangers for hours at a time sounds uncomfortable, you’re not alone. Economy seating isn’t optimized for comfort, but there are a few inventive ways to make your ride more enjoyable without shelling out extra dough for an upgrade.

Leave Troublesome Rideshare Worries Behind

We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.

Tips / Safety
Feb 21, 2020

How to Tell if You’re Too Sick to Travel

After forking over heaps of money for an airplane ticket, the thought of missing the flight due to illness can be disheartening. Whether you’re battling the sniffles or a serious illness, here’s how to tell whether you’re probably okay to fly versus when you should stay home and investigate your reimbursement options.