#YouCanHelp: Vacayzen Partners with Food for Thought Outreach

#YouCanHelp: Vacayzen Partners with Food for Thought Outreach

#YouCanHelp: Vacayzen Partners with Food for Thought Outreach

It’s hard to believe that in our own community here in Northwest Florida’s Walton and Okaloosa Counties, hundreds of children are going hungry. Tiffanie Nelson, a concerned mom, founded Food for Thought Outreach in 2010. This nonprofit organization now provides backpacks with healthy meals and snacks for about 1,200 students throughout 15 area schools every week. The goal of Food for Thought’s program is to ensure that children are fed not only at school, but also at home and on the weekends. Reducing their stress about where their next meal will come from allows kids to focus on education, having fun, and just being kids!

Vacayzen is proud to partner with Food for Thought to help their cause. A portion of profits from all in-store sales at our Seagrove Beach and Crystal Beach stores is donated to Food for Thought. Additionally, every week we host Food for Thought Friday at the Pop Stop in Seagrove Beach, with 20 percent of sales going to aid the organization. Stop in this Friday, grab a gourmet popsicle from the Pop Stop, and help a local child.

2015 Stock the Pantry Party

Food for Thought FL Stock the Pantry 2015

The second annual Stock the Pantry Party benefiting Food for Thought is coming up soon, which is a chance to promote some healthy competition in the area while helping children fight food insecurity. The event takes place Thursday, August 20 at the Santa Rosa Beach Pantry at 132 Market Street off Hwy 393 North. There will be two categories for donations for the competition: Food Drive Sponsors will see who can collect the most food items, while Backpack Sponsorships are also available for those who aren’t competing in the food drive.

Guests are asked to bring five food items (suggested items include: plastic jars of peanut butter, plastic jars of jelly, granola bars, fruit cups, snack crackers, breakfast bars) or a donation of $5 for entry into the event. Pop Stop and Pizza by the Sea will provide food and there will be a raffle with the chance to win some cool prizes! Abrakadoodle will be on the scene doing their famous face painting, and there will be plenty of opportunities to learn more about Food For Thought.

“This event goes straight to the heart of our mission,” says Tiffanie Nelson. “We’re excited to continue to grow Food for Thought by involving so many different community organizations and individuals and build our reach even further to help more children in our community.”

Come out and have some fun for the whole family!

You Can Help!

Volunteers are always welcome to help pick up and bag donations, deliver backpacks, and assist with Food for Thought events. And of course, food, backpack, and monetary donations are always welcome and appreciated. Visit FFTFL.org to learn more.

If you’re only in town for a week or you don’t have a chance to volunteer, you can still help by telling people about Food for Thought! Follow Food for Thought (@foodforthoughtfl) and Vacayzen (@vacayzen) on Instagram. Post a pic of your Pop or your Gear and use the hashtag #YouCanHelp to spread the word about our efforts!

Get on Board with Summer! 30A Board Rentals

Get on Board with Summer! 30A Board Rentals

Get on Board with Summer! 30A Board Rentals

We might not have waves like Oahu, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hang ten in the Gulf of Mexico! From stand-up paddleboarding and surfing to skimboarding and boogie boarding, we’ve got all the 30A board rentals you need at Vacayzen!


Stand-Up Paddleboards

Vacayzen paddle board rentals

By far one of the most popular activities in the 30A, Destin, Panama City Beach, and Okaloosa Island areas, stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP, is a unique boarding experience that’s also a great workout! For beginners, we recommend paddleboarding in South Walton on one of its rare coastal dune lakes, where the water is smooth and you can get used to the board. For advanced paddleboarders, take your 30A paddleboard rental out in the Gulf for an adventure in the surf! SUP boards are also great for fishing, sightseeing, and racing during your perfect beach vacation. Our stand-up paddleboard rentals come with a paddle, a leash, bungee cords, and a lock.

View Stand-Up Paddleboard Rentals Here


Boogie Boards

Paddle Boards, Yolo Boards, Boogie Boards, Surfboards, Skim BoardsThis is the boarding experience for all ages to enjoy. Body boards or boogie boards are great for the whole family and fun in the Gulf of Mexico anytime. Take your 30A boogie board rental out for a spin by lying on your stomach on the board and catching the crest of a wave. Riding in to shore is a blast! Our high-quality Wave Skater boards are sturdy and won’t break in half or sink. Rent boogie boards for your 30A or Destin beach vacation and race your friends to the sand!

View Boogie Board Rentals Here



Vacayzen skimboard rentals

Tired of those cheap wooden skimboards that break, leave splinters, or just don’t live up to the hype? Our Zap fiberglass skimboards are built for performance! Still great for all skill levels, these skimboards provide a more stable platform for zipping across the tide or getting some air with more advanced tricks. All our 30A skimboard rentals include a rear deck pad and wax for traction.

View Skimboard Rentals Here


So, are you on board with some of the hottest summer beach activities? Don’t forget that Vacayzen ALWAYS includes delivery right to your beach vacation rental or home and pickup for no extra charge! Give us a call or e-mail to get your awesome boards, beach supplies, bikes, baby rentals, and more!


Make Your Next Celebration a Beach Bonfire!

Make Your Next Celebration a Beach Bonfire!

Make Your Next Celebration a Beach Bonfire!

Whether it’s a birthday, a family vacation, or just a weekend of fun on the beach, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a bonfire on white sands by the Gulf of Mexico! Vacayzen has everything you need to set up your beach bonfire with no hassle to you. We take care of the permit, setting up your chairs, and building your beach bonfire in a safe, sturdy fire pit that’s perfect for roasting marshmallows.

The Basic Beach Bonfire package also includes tiki torches to light up your night, one table, and an iPod setup for music. The earliest start time for a beach bonfire is 6:00 p.m. and the Basic package includes a two-hour fire. Additional hours and chairs are available for an extra fee.

If you’re really in the mood for some fun, check out the Deluxe Beach Bonfire package! What better way to enjoy a night at the beach than with a three-hour beach bonfire, chairs for twenty of your friends and family, tiki torches, music, a cooler with ice for your favorite drinks, a corn hole game board, and, yes, we’ll even bring the s’mores! All you have to do is show up and have a fun night on the beach playing games, listening to the waves of the Gulf of Mexico, and maybe even telling a few ghost stories.


To learn more and to book your beach bonfire, visit our MORE page!


Please note that all beach bonfires must be held in a public beach location in Walton County only. Vacayzen has the right to cancel any beach bonfire due to inclement weather. A weather call will be made by 3:00 p.m. on the day of your scheduled bonfire.

30A Stroller Rentals: Rent Baby Gear Here!

30A Stroller Rentals: Rent Baby Gear Here!

30A Stroller Rentals: Rent Baby Gear Here!

Rent baby gear here! The car is all packed and you’re ready for your ultimate beach vacation. Save more room for boogie boards by letting Vacayzen take care of all your needs for the little ones. We have all the rental equipment you need for traveling to the coast with babies and small children: cribs, toddler beds, 30A stroller rentals, play pens, car seats, highchairs, baby gates, bouncy seats, rockers, wagons, and more!

Single Jogger with Swivel Fixed Wheel Rental for 30A, Destin and Panama City Beach, Florida

Going to the beach should be fun for everyone. We want to help you have the best time in Destin, Scenic 30A, Panama City Beach, or Okaloosa Island! With so much to see and do, Baby will be worn out and ready for a long nap so you can watch the sunset from your balcony. Take a leisurely stroll or an energizing jog down the bike paths in scenic South Walton with 30A stroller rentals, or give us a call for your 30A crib rentals. Vacayzen will take care of delivery and setup so you can enjoy your vacation with the whole family.

See our Baby Equipment page for all our available rental products, from Okaloosa Isaland to Panama City Beach.

30-A Spring Break Essentials

30-A Spring Break Essentials

30-A Spring Break Essentials

Spring is officially in full swing at the beach! With so many things to do along beautiful highway  30-A in such a short time frame, it’s important to have all of the beach vacation essentials.

Here’s a list of essentials to making 2015 the best spring break yet! 



Nothing will ruin your spring break quite like a terrible sunburn on the first day of your vacation. This is why we offer a variety of different sunscreen selections at our official Vacayzen store in Seagrove Beach. Investing in sunscreen with SPF, not just tanning oil, is definitely worth it. Trust us (we live here).

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Staying hydrated is crucial to enjoying a day lounging at the beach. The 55 qt. wheeled cooler  will get your food and drinks there with ease. Fill it with your beverages of choice—we don’t judge! (Make sure to check out the official South Walton Beach Ordinances regarding what’s  allowed on the beach and what isn’t.)


Beach Chairs

Laying out on the beach gets pretty toasty. Sitting in beach chairs on the beach is not only more comfortable, it ensures that you’re sitting where the gentle gulf breeze can find you! We offer a selection of beach chairs to fit your vacation needs. Whether you’re looking to rock the ever-stylish 4-position Back Pack Chair or are looking for a home delivery beach service set, we’ve got you covered!



There’s no greater buzz kill on vacation than traffic. Spring break is a very busy time in the Panhandle, whether you’re vacationing along 30-A or Old Highway 98. Our 30A Beach cruisers are perfect for getting you to the beach with ease and in style. (We’ve partnered with 30a.com to bring you this exclusive ride, and supply is limited—so book now!)

Rent 30A Cruiser Bike Yellow Tires

We understand this is a lot to pack for a short week at the beach, which is why vacayzen.com offers free pick-up and delivery for bike, beach, baby and more! Planning a vacation and getting to the beach can be stressful enough, let us worry about getting the essentials to enjoying it, to you.