Sometimes familiarity is the best destination

It is rare that I go somewhere again. Sure, there are a few mileage runs where a good enough deal is out there that I buy five at a time. And occasionally I’ll visit a destination again when I feel like I haven’t yet spent enough time there. But those are rare. So you’d think that a destination I’ve been visiting more or less every year since I was 5 wouldn’t be so high on my list. And yet here I am, sitting on the balcony and watching the waves break at Crescent Beach, Florida. And I love it.


No, it isn’t the most popular beach in the world. Not by a long shot. And that’s one of the things which makes it great. Even at the most crowded it is reasonably quiet and relaxing. And while I’ve had a great time on some of the bustling beaches I’ve visited over the years on six continents, this is the one I keep coming back to.


Part of that, I’m sure, is familiarity. Part of it is convenience. And a big part of it is that I think the beach is stunningly beautiful.


But most of it is that I just happen to like this type of beach environment. Getting a couple hours all to myself and watching the sun come up certainly isn’t the worst way I’ve celebrated a birthday.


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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


  1. I’m just up the road from you in Jacksonville, and the beach is a big reason we moved here.

    Sorry about the showers today, though!

    Perhaps you could convince some of your fellow writers that the area would be a good spot for a future travel bloggers conference?

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