The Quieter Side of Myrtle Beach


While Myrtle Beach is well-known for its bustling beach atmosphere, entertainment, golf and great food, the southern end of the 60-mile Grand Strand offers quiet beaches, wetlands, parks and quaint fishing villages.

(Published in Allegiant’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker, Oct. 2016.) Click here to read article: the-quieter-side-of-mb-oct-2016


Hurricane Tidbits


We interrupt our regularly scheduled blog with this Southern Tidbit–Hurricanes are part of the history of the South, whether we like it or not. Even our polite Southern manners cannot keep them away. I was curious about the history of hurricanes in the southeast USA and found an interesting site that lists all the hurricanes since Christopher Columbus in 1502. If you like this sort of thing, check out this link.

Historic Hurricanes


Myrtle Beach–Scenic Golf for Every Level

Grande Dunes Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, NC

Grande Dunes Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, NC

Years ago, Myrtle Beach, S.C., was a popular golf destination for all-male buddy trips, corporate executive outings and bachelor parties. Men would make their annual golf trek, leaving the wife and kids behind. Today, visitors are discovering a family-friendly golf mecca that also offers upscale entertainment, a bustling nightlife, outstanding restaurants, shopping and sandy beaches where flip-flops are always in style.

Read my entire article which appeared in West Jet’s in-flight magazine: Golf Guide-MyrtleBeachDPS

Out-of-the-Box Foodie Destinations

Discover Myrtle Beach’s Unique Dining Scene

Nitrogen infused peach portrait cocktail from Art Burger Sushi

Nitrogen infused peach portrait cocktail from Art Burger Sushi

Myrtle Beach offers much more than Southern Comfort Food. Dine in a haunted house, sip nitrogen-infused cocktails in a restaurant / art gallery or be a lab rat in a new chemistry-themed restaurant. (Appears in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker. To read entire article click on subtitle.)


Explore Asheville’s Artsy Side


Buncombe County Asheville NC CVB shoot. June 2011. PHOTO/IAN CURCIO 2011© IAN CURCIO PHOTOGRAPHY ©2011 864.621.7976

Spend a day exploring an iconic community of 200 artists set in an urban scene of old factories and historical buildings along the French Broad River. The River Arts District (known simply as RAD) is open year-round and provides a unique opportunity to experience art as it’s being made. Visitors can watch artists weave a scarf, fire pottery, turn a wood bowl, or produce avant-garde blown glass pieces. (Appears in Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker. To read entire article click on subtitle.)


Cheers in Myrtle Beach

Libations: Southern Style

by Sandra Chambers

Duplin Winery in Myrtle Beach

Duplin Winery in Myrtle Beach


 A casual wine tasting venue where even flip flops are welcomed, a unique wine- on-tap room and a microbrewery with flights of beer and special southern appetizers all beckon to Allegiant travelers visiting Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Read the rest of this article that appears in Feb.–Apr.2016 issue of Sunseeker, Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine: BoozeAtMyrtleBeach

Roam: 3 Days in Myrtle Beach

A Great 3-Day Escape to Myrtle Beach

Discover the quirky charms of South Carolina’s most popular family vacation destination.

(This story appears in the March 2016 issue of West Jet Air’s in-flight magazine and was written by Sandra Chambers.)

Myrtle Beach Pier at State Park. (Photo courtesy of

Myrtle Beach Pier at State Park. (Photo courtesy of

Myrtle Beach’s 97 kilometres of picturesque coastline, aptly called the “Grand Strand,” is most famous for its bustling beach atmosphere, replete with live entertainment, amusement parks, acclaimed seafood restaurants, great shopping and world-class golf. But the area also has a quieter side thanks to the beaches, wetlands and quaint fishing villages on its southernmost end. Take an extra- long weekend to explore both the upbeat and the serene sides of this beloved coastal area.

Read the story: THREE DAYS In Myrtle Beach  OR  check out the entire March issue of the magazine. This article can be found on pages 23-25.