Author: Julie Ellis

Telecommuting is a Breeze at the Beach!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:00 AM by Julie Ellis

If you’re one of the millions of people who are now telecommuting for work due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you’re in the perfect position to take a much-needed break and head to the beach. Work in the morning, beach in the afternoon, or vise-versa! That’s the beauty of it. You get to choose! Let’s face it. 2020 has been stressful! And with most vacations, concerts, and other gatherings canceled, you’re probably long overdue for a break! Why not take advantage of your telecommuting situation and head to the beach? Here, you can unwind and relax…

Escape to Myrtle Beach This Fall

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:00 PM by Julie Ellis

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has pretty darn nice weather all year-round, but if you ask locals and thousands of regular visitors when their favorite time of year is along the Grand Strand, a very large number of them will answer, “fall.” Fall brings cooler temperatures and lower humidity after a very hot summer, but those temps still feel like a northern summer, comparatively speaking! You’ll also find the crowds along the beach have thinned considerably, so there’s plenty of room to spread out and stay socially distanced. Covid numbers are…

The current pandemic has certainly caused many changes in the way hospitality businesses operate. Hotels, resorts, RV parks, and other Myrtle Beach area lodging providers have worked diligently to come up with new sanitation policies to help reduce transmission of the virus to protect their employees and visitors. When you make plans to visit, be sure to check out the healthy travel efforts your lodging provider has made. You’ll notice that many are offering touch-free pre-check-in procedures. You’ll also find plexiglass dividers, mask…

Traveling safely is not only possible during a pandemic, it’s important—especially when travel takes you to sunny beaches to breathe fresh salt air, feel the sand between your toes, and make connections with family and friends. The Myrtle Beach area offers 60 miles of beautiful beaches (so there’s plenty of room to spread out), and it also offers more than 10,000 camping sites at nine campgrounds and two state parks. When I say “campground” you may picture a few tents pitched near a small grove of trees, but I’m here to tell you—some of the…

When you’re ready—to meet again. Virtual meeting apps like Zoom, Google Hangouts and GoToMeeting have been valuable tools during the Covid-19 pandemic. And while we certainly appreciate having those tools, it has become quite obvious that nothing can replace the impact of face-to-face meetings. Humans need interaction. Meeting in person allows energetic exchange, more flexibility with conversation time, and more generous exchanges between people who want to learn, connect, or do business. While we are willing to forego handshakes and mouth…

Visit Myrtle Beach Encourages Travelers to Follow New Guidelines and Visit the Destination Responsibly As the July 4 th holiday weekend approaches, several areas throughout the destination have enacted mask mandates for locals and visitors of the Myrtle Beach area ahead of the holiday weekend. Cities within the Myrtle Beach area have mandated that masks now be worn in public spaces including stores, common areas of restaurants and accommodations, and public spaces where social distancing cannot be followed. Masks are not required on beaches as…

Have a Grand Strand Fourth of July!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:00 PM by Julie Ellis

Myrtle Beach offers family-friendly events for the holiday weekend! Although a pandemic has put a damper on some Fourth of July fun this year, there are still a few events* to enjoy in the Myrtle Beach area during the upcoming holiday. In addition to our 60-miles of beautiful beaches, many attractions, and amazing restaurants, you are invited to participate in the following events in the Grand Strand. There are a few things to keep in mind if you come to Myrtle Beach for the holiday weekend. First, the City of Myrtle Beach code prohibits the…

Play it Safe in Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:00 AM by Julie Ellis

Grand Strand Area Sports Venues Are Open, but We Need Your Help! The Grand Strand is an amazing place for sports tournaments! With 60 miles of beaches, plentiful restaurant options, great sports facilities, and so many attractions to choose from, one tournament can invite a vacation for the whole family! We are happy we can finally welcome you back to the Myrtle Beach area to enjoy the sports your kids love to play, and that you love to watch. While you’re here, there are a few regulations that you need to keep in mind to play it safe in the…

The Beach is Back! The Myrtle Beach area is excited to welcome you back to the Beach! We are opening in a safe and smart way following the COVID-19 closures, so we're here when you are ready. From hotels and resorts to restaurants and attractions, area businesses have come up with ways to limit person-to-person contact, promote social distancing, and keep facilities clean. It is vital that employees and guests alike take care to keep hands clean and keep their distance. Local municipalities have worked very hard to develop regulations meant…

Brookgreen Gardens is a Grand Strand masterpiece on any day, but now, it’s especially exciting to visit as they are hosting an amazing art exhibit by internationally known artist Bruce Munro. Munro’s Southern Light exhibit opened on May 15 and it will run through September 12, 2020. I had the opportunity to visit Brookgreen and view the exhibit in mid-May, and I was blown away. The evening began with us watching a recorded Zoom call between Brookgreen’s marketing manager, Lauren Joseph, and Bruce Munro himself. He was supposed to be in…