Posted on 1/8/2018

The Best New Year's Resolutions of 2018


2018 is here and soon the weather will be warm, the fishing will be hot, and you will be enjoying dipping your toes in the surf during your Topsail Island Beach vacation. With a new year comes a new opportunity to take your vacation experience to the next level. We love tradition, but if you're looking to add to your existing vacation routine, or just looking for something new, we have some great suggestions with these New Year’s Resolutions you’re sure to want to make this year. Think of this as a sort of bucket list for the vacation soul. So get ready for an amazing year here on Topsail Island and get ready to make some great new memories with these wonderful family-friendly New Year’s resolutions.


Plan A Family Reunion

Time flies by all too fast these days. With the obligations of work, kids, and family it's easy to let years go by without getting the whole family together in one spot. This year make a resolution to get the entire family together for a Topsail Island Beach vacation. With so many things to do and see here on Topsail Island, it's the perfect setting for any family reunion/beach vacation. With our huge selection of well-appointed vacation homes loaded with all the amenities, you need to have an incredible family reunion we are sure our team will be able to help you plan a reunion the whole family will remember for years to come.  

Try Charter Fishing

There are few things as exhilarating as hooking "the big oneâ€� and here on Topsail Island, you can book a charter best off-shore fishing on the Atlantic Coast. This doesn’t mean you have to go very far offshore. With lots of other family-friendly options that can get you on the water, you’ll be making memories fishing Topsail Island. When you get back to shore don't forget to check out our previous post: 5 of the Healthiest Ways to Cook Fresh Fish for lots of great tips, tricks, and recipes. 

Travel to A New Destination

This is the year to try something new, and if you've never been to Topsail Island make 2018 the year you come visit us. If you are unfamiliar with Topsail Island it is a beautiful coastal North Carolina community featuring small town charm with all the amenities and activities of larger, busier and less charming destinations along the Atlantic Coast. With all of our great planning resources now is the perfect time to plan your 2018 Topsail Island Beach vacation. So forget that old tired destination and head on out to Topsail Island this summer for the best of the North Carolina coast. Our dedicated and friendly staff are here to be your ambassadors to our beautiful island so don't be shy, and give us a call today to get started planning your Topsail Island beach vacation.

Take A Romantic Getaway

Sometimes you just need to get away, just the two of you, with no kids, no work, and no worries. Picture yourself having a romantic dinner at one of Topsail Island's incredible waterfront restaurants. Think of that long walk along our pristine beaches as the sun sets. Whether you want to get away for a weekend or week, we have the perfect vacation home for you and your loved one. With loads of romantic restaurants, wonderful beaches, and local events this is the perfect place to celebrate that special anniversary or just to escape and recharge. Looking for that great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion; check out our previous post: The Ten Best Places To Eat On Topsail Island.

Have A Destination Wedding

Your special day is about to get that much more special by having your wedding right here on Topsail Island.  You'll find all the services, and guest activities you could want for your beach wedding. And with our dedicated staff, you can rest easy that everything will go smoothly during your Topsail Island vacation. From dealing with that emergency lock-out to maintenance emergencies we're available 24 hours a day with the best customer service on the island. If you are looking for a special place to have a wedding vacation in Topsail, try these three great locations that are sure to sweep you off your feet.

Surfside Center, Surf City- With 1,800 square feet of space, and a 650 sq foot oceanfront patio, this is the perfect place to tie the knot right here in the heart of Topsail Island. The Surfside Center has everything you need to make your wedding day one you'll cherish forever. 

belle-of-topsail Belle of Topsail- Looking for a unique wedding experience, then try saying your vows as you sail off into the sunset on the Belle of Topsail. Captain David Luther is an ordained minister and for those who find love on the water, this is the perfect wedding destination. Note: You'll still need a North Carolina wedding license. 

The Town of Topsail Beaches- The Town of Topsail allows weddings on their public beaches without permit or fee (unless amplification devices will be used). So let your toes wiggle in the sand as you say "I doâ€� with the beautiful Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop. 

Try A New Hobby

One thing for sure is that there is no shortage of work in your daily life. In 2018 it's time to make time in your life for a new hobby or activity. Yoga, kayaking, writing, cooking or surfing are just a few hobbies that are great for you. No really we mean it, hobbies are actually beneficial to your health and overall well-being. Don't believe us? In 2015 a study found that leisure activities increase positive moods, reduce stress and even are linked to lowering your heart rate. So, if there is an activity you've always wanted to try, then 2018 is the time to start making your dreams a reality. During your Topsail Island vacation is the perfect time to try one of these great new hobbies:
  1. Stand Up Paddling (SUP)-If you have yet to try SUP then you are in for a real treat. Unlike any other form of watersports, SUP offers you a great full-body workout while allowing you the freedom to explore even the shallowest and remotest of places along Topsail Island. Don't worry about a big investment as there are lots of great places right here on Topsail Island to take lessons and rent the requisite equipment. 
  2. Yoga-this age-old exercise is great for people of all ages. Requiring almost no equipment it is the perfect activity to get you moving, improving your strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health. It is also perfect for the beach.
  3. Reading-Pick up a book this year and exercise your noggin.  Reading increases mental acuity reduces stress and improves memory. Looking for a great book check our previous post: The Best Authors From Topsail Island You Should Be Reading.
  4. Dancing- This year is the year to get those hips swaying and toes tapping. Take some time to dance the nights away this year. Of course, we are partial to the Carolina Shag and great beach music but hey...who can blame us. 
  5. Kayaking-Besides the obvious health benefits a day of paddling offers there is also the added advantage of being able to explore the waterways of Topsail Island in an up close and intimate way that no other form of watercraft allows you to do. 
  6. Surfing- You're never too young or old to learn to hang-ten, and with so many surf schools on Topsail Island, there's no excuse not to rent a board and sing up for a lesson today. 


Buy A Beach House

Coming to Topsail Island for vacation is wonderful but it doesn’t have to be the only time of year you visit. This year make your dream come true by purchasing your very own Topsail Island beach vacation home. Our friendly and experienced staff with decades of knowledge can help you not only find the home you want but also help you navigate financing, CAMA permits, insurance and rental laws. Our sales staff currently has listings in Surf City, Topsail Beach, and North Topsail Beach so no matter what part of Topsail Island you want to call home, we have the perfect one just waiting for you. With our top-rated property management team, we'll be able to help you turn your dream Topsail Island vacation home into an investment in your future. 


We hope you enjoy our idea of the best New Year’s Resolutions for 2018. With so many great things to try this year, we’re sure your Topsail Island vacation will be a special one in 2018. Now is the time to book your 2018 Topsail Island vacation, with homes filling up fast you don't want to delay!


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