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JUL-AUG 2017

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4 1 GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E hen you visit Myr tle Beach, it's easy to pack a schedule full of shopping, shows, attractions and other fun. But if you're like me, you should make some time for one of my favorite activities in the area — a leisurely seafood lunch in a beachside restaurant. No matter where I go, I always look forward to meal- time. Stopping to eat is an after thought for some peo- ple, but for me it's often the highlight of a day of travel. And although there are abundant options in Myr tle Beach for themed dining, quick bites or national chain restaurants, my favorite way to eat there is on the pa- tio of a local seafood restaurant that offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. I For tunately, there are plenty of restaurants like this along the Grand Strand area around Myr tle Beach. The first time I met Sandy Haines of the Myr tle Beach Area CVB was at a restaurant like this. It was a beautiful day in late spring, and I enjoyed the crab cakes, the breeze and the smell of saltwater in the air. I have spent a lot of time in Myr tle Beach over the years, research- ing the area for ar ticles in this magazine. In a destination as popular as this, things can change quickly — there's always a new attraction, a new hotel or a new experience to try. And sometimes that progress sweeps away older things that had been staples of the beach in past generations. But one thing that time and change will never eliminate is the beauty of the coastline and the delicious taste of fresh seafood. — BRIAN JEWELL Ad space generously donated. Find out more at TourismCares.org GIVE BETTER TOGETHER 200 Tourism Cares donors gave nearly $100,000 to social enterprises to help rebuild Nepal after a tragic earthquake. a f a m i ly o f br a n d s Join forces with 170 member companies and 13,000+ travel professionals to amplify your giving and marketing, and inspire your employees.

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