It’s International “Talk Like a Pirate” Day!



Ahoy there! Hope yer day’s goin’ as swell as the waves in a tropical storm! Get it… swell? Arrrgh, never mind.

Pirate Ship by the Beach

Anyway, September 19 is officially “Talk Like a Pirate Day!” Don’t believe us? We ain’t spinnin’ tales. See for yerself at the official website.

In honor of this most glourious of all days, we at the Resort Collection are bringin’ our mateys (you) some fun facts about pirates, including how to talk like a pirate, pirate trivia, the best pirate movies, and some fun piratey events for ye land lubbers to enjoy, right here in Panama City Beach!

So strap on yer boots an’ let’s get started!

First thing yer need to know about pirate-speak is how to say hello. It could save yer from gettin’ fired at with a cannon. After all, a friendly greetin’ is just common courtesy. Here’s all the words ye need to know to talk to pirates:

  • Hello- “Ahoy!” OR “Avast!” OR “Arrrrrgh!”
  • How are you? – “How arrrrgh ye?”
  • Is this your ship? – “This be your vessel?”
  • Where is the bathroom? – “Where be the poopdeck?!”
  • I’m hungry, where is the kitchen?  - “I be workin’ up an appetite! Point me to the galley!”
  • I’m thirsty. – “Why’s the rum gone?!”
  • Do you understand? – “Savvy?”
  • Goodbye – “SEA ye later!”
Pirate Movies
Now, some of our favorite pirate movies, so all ye newbies can study up an’ get ter pirating real good:
  • Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
  • Treasure Island (1950)
  • Peter Pan (1953, 2003)
  • The Goonies (1985)
  • The Princess Bride (1987)
  • Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
  • Treasure Planet (2002)
  • and of course, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean 1-4 (2003-2011)
Pirate Treasure Chest
Now, after gettin’ hang o’ the language, and studyin’ the great pirates of film, yer ready to be a true pirate, and what better way than some o’ these piratey events in Panama City Beach? Remember, keep yer sword handy, never trust a talkin’ parrot, and keep an eye out fer X’s cause they usually mark the spot! Check out these PCB treasure troves:
Pieribbean Pirates Shootin' Gallery at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, Florida
  • The “Sea Dragon” Pirate Cruise – Set sail and learn all ye need to know about crewin’ a ship. Fun fer the whole family with pirate lessons, fun activities, and libations for the adults!
  • 2014 Pirates of the High Seas Festival! October 10–12 – The ultimate test of pirate-ism! Grab yer best feathered hat an’ climb aboard for this city-wide festival! Fer more information an’ the complete schedule, go to VisitPanamaCityBeach.com!

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Resort Collection Vacation Rentals Has Successful High Season



Resort Collection Vacation Rentals (RCVR) is proud to announce that it has enjoyed a very successful launch in its first full year of business. A subsidiary company in the Resort Collection family, RCVR opened in June 2013 and has quickly established an excellent reputation in the vacation rental and rental management industry, thanks to the extreme satisfaction of its owners and guests.

Resort Collection, the largest bed tax collector in Bay County, is an industry leader in Northwest Florida and, as such, it has built RCVR upon a foundation of solid principles, an experienced and passionate team and the utilization of the latest vacation rental technology. These fundamentals, combined with the momentum gained from positive customer feedback, continually allow the company to expand its service area throughout Panama City Beach in a steady and controlled manner.

Vacationers can log on to RCVacationRentals.com to browse for their perfect vacation rentals along the sunny shores of the Gulf of Mexico, while owners can rest easy knowing their investments are being taken care of by the seasoned professionals at RCVR, whose extensive knowledge of the trade ensures unparalleled customer service and the best results for owners and guests alike.

In addition to full-service property management, RCVR is now offering select-service management options suited to any owner’s level of preferred involvement.

“RCVR provides unique rental management options that perfectly cater to the varying needs of today’s vacation rental owner,” says Julie Eichorn, a property owner and the HOA president at Sterling Breeze resort in Panama City Beach. “I am thrilled to finally work with a professional team that consistently delivers outstanding service, and my unit has never looked better!”

To learn more about RCVR property management or to find your dream vacation rental in Panama City Beach, visit RCVacationRentals.com.


Chicago is Coming to Panama City Beach!



Hess Entertainment will present the band Chicago at the Marina Civic Center on Sunday, October 5, 2014. Doors open at 6:30, the show starts at 7:30 and there will be a tailgate party beforehand.  More details coming soon.

Tickets are on sale now at www.HessEntertainment.net.

Once this exclusive HE sale is complete, all remaining seats will be released for sale by the Marina Civic Center. Ticket prices will be $35- $55-$75- *$99 (*limited quantity available).

Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Bay County Thanksgiving Assistance Program.

Chicago-Band-Panama-City-Beach


Save The Date For Puppypalooza!



Puppypalooza flyer jpeg copy

We are excited to announce the new upcoming event Puppypalooza at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater in Panama City Beach on September 20 from 1:00 until 9:00 p.m. The event will benefit the Unconditional Love Program of Alaqua Animal Refuge!

Enjoy live music, food, beer, and retail booths, bouncy houses, kids games, a raffle, a dunk tank, a jail, K-9 unit demos, and so much more! Bring the whole family out—pets too!

Alaqua is currently seeking sponsors, vendors, and volunteers for the event!

Like the Puppypalooza Facebook page to follow us and see all of the exciting things the event will offer!

To learn more about the Unconditional Love Program, visit AlaquaAnimalRefuge.org/programs/Unconditional-Love.

Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge located in Northwest Florida. The refuge has placed over 10,000 animals of all kinds since its inception in 2007 and has grown to become a recognized leader in animal welfare and animal cruelty prevention.