Last winter, I had the pleasure of traveling to Destin, a beautiful Florida seaside and Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway location halfway between Panama City and Pensacola, not very far from Ft. Walton Beach. Although I was there to preview the new Tiara 4000 with its revolutionary IPS drive, I also had the opportunity to stay overnight and inspect the property at the award-winning Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, one of northwest Florida's best-known planned coastal communities. With over seven miles of beach and bayfront, this 2,400-acre site is home to a carefully balanced mix of resort properties ranging from luxury towers to quiet villages, all connected by resort-wide transportation and served by 24-hour guest services. Four championship golf courses, a dedicated tennis center with 15 top-notch courts, a full-service marina and a wide range of marine sports and children's programs are all part of the attraction. And with 42 unique restaurants and nightlife, spa and fitness centers, specialty shops in the vibrant Village, plus the luxury of its white sugar-sand beaches, Sandestin's owners have created an on-property lifestyle that's hard to resist.