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World’s Luckiest Fishing Village

(Guest  Contributor & Photographer: James Richardson)

Destin FloridaDestination: Destin, FL

As you arrive in Destin, Florida, from the west, a sign welcomes you to the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” If Destin is your final destination, you will find out, while the fishing is great, that there is much more to do here than fish.

The Panhandle of Florida is a growing area for many reasons. The major reason is the convenience and accessibility of the Panhandle to the rest of the country. The guidebooks say that Destin is nearer to parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, than Destin is to Key West.

This area of Florida is commonly known as the Emerald Coast because of the white sandy beaches appearing green as seen through the shallow blue waters of the Gulf. Traveling to points beyond the Emerald Coast adds hours to a trip — valuable hours of soaking up the sun’s rays. Destin’s white sandy beaches are the major single attraction of the Emerald Coast.

(Click on Destination: Destin, Florida above to link to rest of article and great photos!)

What’s New at Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach Sky Wheel

The Myrtle Beach Sky Wheel
Opening the summer of 2011, the Myrtle Beach Sky Wheel is located on the new 1.2 mile-long Boardwalk and Promenade that runs from 14th Avenue to the 2nd Avenue Piers. The Sky Wheel reaches 18 stories (196 ft.) above the Atlantic Ocean. It has 42 glass- enclosed, temperature-controlled gondolas that seat up to six people. The attraction also includes a full-service Jimmy Buffet’s Landshark Bar & Grill, observation deck, gift shop and evening light show.  And what’s great is that it’s open year-round! Continue reading