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Myrtle Beach vs North Myrtle Beach

The coast of South Carolina is a popular vacation spot for people of all ages. Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach are about 15 miles from each other, but they are two of the most visited beaches on the East Coast. Although Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach are on the same stretch of beach, people tend to get them mixed up or think that North Myrtle Beach is simply just the north side of Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach are separate cities. If you are planning on going to South Carolina for a beach vacation, check out which city is a better vacation spot for you based on the difference between each.

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Five Reasons to Visit Hilton Head Island This Summer

Located in the southeast corner of South Carolina, Hilton Head Island is an outstanding vacation destination. With its tropical-like atmosphere and breathtaking beaches, it offers visitors impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as a high number of attractions and activities. Below are five reasons to plan a summer getaway to this beautiful part of the country: Continue reading “Five Reasons to Visit Hilton Head Island This Summer” »

4 Reasons to Take a Vacation to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

St. John, the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands is the perfect vacation spot for anytime throughout the year. With over half of the island consumed in national park, there are plenty of beaches to enjoy with nice weather almost every day of the year. Some vacationers rent vacation homes, condos, and villas for their stay at St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Other vacationers love St. John so much that they end up buying a vacation home to have the flexibility to visit more frequently. If you are hesitant to travel to this destination, here are a number of reasons to not be, and to pick St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands as your next vacation spot.

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Go On an Ocean Excursion at Mission Beach

Boat tours are one of the most popular activities to do on Mission Beach, whether you are taking the ferry or going on a deep sea adventure out in the Pacific. You might want to kick back and whale watch or take a charter out fishing. Whatever it is you want to do out in the Pacific Ocean, here are some of the best tours to consider: Continue reading “Go On an Ocean Excursion at Mission Beach” »

Which Virigin Island is Right for Me?

Choosing which U.S. Virgin Island is right for you can be tough. The U.S. Virgin Islands are mixed with the British Virgin Islands, making the international boarder a little tough to understand. Nevertheless, each island has something unique about it that separates it from the next. While you can travel from island to island, choosing which one to stay on depends on the type of person you are. The beautiful cluster of paradise U.S. islands have three main islands, including smaller surrounding islands. Each island has something for everyone to enjoy.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Take a Beach Vacation in the Winter

Let’s face it: most of us in the United States will face a frigid cold winter blast at least once through the months of November through March. That’s a lengthy time of about five months where we might face the brutal results of a blizzard or ice storm. That’s why we’ve always been jealous of the friend who takes vacations during the winter, flies down to Florida for a week, and comes back looking like they spent a summer there. Well, that friend has been right all along–taking a much-needed vacation to warm up and relax. Here’s why escaping the winter and taking a vacation on the beach is exactly just what we all need:

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The Famous Mendocino Coast Glass Beach

If you ever find yourself in Mendocino County, California, and are lucky enough to find time to head over to Fort Bragg, look for the famous Glass Beach. Even if you’re nearby, such as in San Francisco, this popular tourist destination is about a 2-hour drive from San Francisco. Tourists and locals will tell you that it’s a must-see attraction, and they’re certainly right. It’s easily one of the most memorable sights you’ll witness in Mendocino. If anyone tells you, “All the glass is gone,” they clearly were not looking hard enough. Glass Beach rests on one of the small capes along the coast. This place is known to have the highest concentration of sea glass in the world. Continue reading “The Famous Mendocino Coast Glass Beach” »

Scuba Diving: What First Timers Should Know

If you think scuba diving is remotely similar to snorkling, think again. Scuba diving takes swimmers on a deeper adventure under the sea, through calm, sparkling waters. Unfortunately, no one can simply jump into scuba diving their first time and get the hang of it immediately. It takes skill, practice, and usually a course is required to train divers how to swim with the heavy equipment. Continue reading “Scuba Diving: What First Timers Should Know” »

Techniques for Whale Watching in Port Angeles

Have you ever heard someone on the ocean ask to a native, “Do you ever see whales out here?” A lot of people ask this question because seeing a whale is unlike most other experiences. Most natives on the coast will tell you yes, that they have seen whales, but that it takes a lot of patience and persistence.

Port Angeles, Washington is one of the many areas in the states known for catching a glimpse of whales, orcas, and dolphins. Its quiet coastline allows for whale watchers to have more of a chance to see these peaceful, magestic creatures. Here some techniques to follow on a whale watching excursion: Continue reading “Techniques for Whale Watching in Port Angeles” »

Five Things You Should Bring to the Beach

The beach is a great getaway vacation spot. There’s plenty to do, from relaxing to partaking in some fun water sports. Beaches and resorts nearby offer a lot of accomodations, but if you aren’t sure what those accomodations are, it’s always good to be prepared. Continue reading “Five Things You Should Bring to the Beach” »

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