We remember being told about YOLO (You Only Live Once) Stand-Up Paddle Boarding on a random trip to the Beaches of Walton, on the Florida panhandle.
A couple of beach-fit, broad-smiled guys and ladies were balancing beautifully on small, colorful boards in a wide stream, poling themselves forward with skill, balance and great fun. They introduced us to YOLO, a branded paddle boarding sport, presumably started in Hawaii.
Those were very early days when we too were one of the first people to try the sport, and quickly became evangelists. Now paddle boarding is almost everywhere, even in the freezing waters of New England, and YOLO has become a very successful business, making its way into Entrepreneur magazine.
We can say we were there then, and made a 1-minute Video Postcard of the experience before it became history. We also included a few moments of other Beaches of Walton attractions in the 1-minute Video PostCard.