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Sharon Eagles McCants

A weekly column by Sharon Eagles McCants filled with relevant news, tips and suggestions to make the best of your vacation stay.

Myrtle Beach Hotels … An Up-Close Perspective

  Myrtle Beach Hotels is tourism support group for local Myrtle Beach Condo and Beach Home Rental investors. JOIN OUR SUPPORT GROUP ON FACEBOOK DID YOU KNOW? 1. Out of State Myrtle Beach Condo Owners are charged thousands more in real estate taxes than locally occupied condos or beach…

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Win a July 4th Myrtle Beach Dream Vacation

Who says you can’t get something for nothing? Whoever it was hasn’t spoken with the folks at Myrtlebeachsouthcarolina.com. Here’s why: from now until Dec. 2, 2013, you’re invited to enter the Myrtlebeachsouthcarolina.com July 4th Vacation Giveaway. And, when they say, “giveaway,” they…

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It’s a Great Time to Visit

Thinking about taking a mini vacation? Why not? The weather is cooperating with sunny days and cool evenings; gas prices are trickling down; fall festivals are in full effect; and hotels are offering great fall rates. All the planets seem to have aligned and it’s a perfect time to visit Myrtle…

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Welcome Back Ol’ Friends

Soon the summer sun's scorching rays will be replaced with autumn’s warm beams of sunshine as summer yields to fall's inevitable appearance. Cooling brisk winds will awaken the day and golden sunsets will put the day to rest. It’s time to say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn. And, it's…

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Don’t Panic … There’s Plenty of Time for an Oceanfront Vacation

Think your vacation-opportunity window is about to close? Don't panic, there's plenty of time to take a much-need summer vacation. Summer's not officially over until September 21, so you've got a month to soak up some rays, take in a live show, visit area attractions and shop 'til you drop. Not to…

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Fall into Vacation Savings

The start of school is somewhat of a signal that summer's end is nearing. For those of us who have worked in the hotel industry, it also signals the start of staff reduction. There isn't a need for a full shift of reservationist, front desk personnel, housekeepers and maintenance when the number of…

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The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach Celebrates America’s Favorite Pasttime

Baseball's Youth Learn the Ripken Way Watch top-notched baseball at historic ballparks like Griffith Field, Navin Field or The Polo Grounds right here in Myrtle Beach. Thanks to the designers of The Ripken Experience these state-of-the-art replicas of America's most celebrated baseball fields…

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Vacationer’s To-Do List

Summer is fast approaching. The summer vacation you planned is but a few weeks away.  So, it is time to get your house in order before you hit the road. If you’re like me, regardless of how much time ahead I had  planned for a trip, I found myself running around trying to think of and do all…

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Go ahead, Ask ’em

Currently, almost every hotel or motel in Myrtle Beach is offering special incentives to lure potential guests to its front desk to check-in. Internet, magazine, email and television ads promote the deals with "must-have"  urgency. Deals that offer free nights or free tickets to area attractions…

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Abiding Village Needs Your Help

Christ United Methodist Church is playing the most expensive game of beat the clock it has ever played. Three weeks from now, on Mother's Day, the church wants to hand over $10 million to the owners of Freestyle Music Park to purchase the property which is worth around $150 to $180 million. What a…

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Gettin’ Ready for Summer

It's time to get ready for summer. I  mean it's time for a pedicure, manicure, eyebrow arch and a fresh new haircut. Getting all dolled up for summertime is an ages-old tradition for my friends and me. When we were younger, we spent hours looking in the pages of  Ebony or Jet looking for any…

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Exceptional Service Deserves a Tip

Tipping is always subjective. First, the dilemma of should you or shouldn't you has to be answered. And, then, if you do decide to tip, how much should you tip? I tip for exceptional service. When I realize that someone goes beyond the realm of duty, I make it a point to say, thank you, with a…

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ID: Don’t Leave Home Without It

You've been coming to Myrtle Beach for years and it feels like everyone there know you. You eat at the same restaurants, attend the same shows, frequent the same bars and stay at the same hotel  ... you feel you're a member of the family. While many businesses in Myrtle Beach strive to make you…

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A Matter of Privacy

A word of advice ... if you want someone to be able to have access to your reservation information, add them to your reservation. Often, a married couple will assume that the spouse has automatic access to the other spouse's reservation. That is simply not the case. By law, only the person…

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Need 10 Rooms or More?

Here’s a few tips to making the most of your group reservation: Plan your group vacation as far out from your arrival date as possible. By booking so far in advance that will insure that you have the number of rooms needed. Also, the chances are better that the rooms will be in close proximity…

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Terms and Conditions

Before you just mindlessly click on the ‘Terms and Conditions’ section of the booking process, I encourage you to actually read the terms and conditions. There’s some very important information in that section. It outlines cancellation policies, check-in requirements, deposit requirements,…

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What’s the Big ‘Wheel’? : My SkyWheel Experience

I planned it perfectly. After spending a few hours strolling along the new boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, I planned to take a ride on the much-talked about SkyWheel at dusk. It was my hope that the approaching darkness would signal dinner time and hungry tourist would abandon the wait for…

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Welcome One and All

If the size of a city’s welcome sign has anything to do with the amount of hospitality that a city has to offer its visitors then Myrtle Beach’s arms of hospitality are opened wide…really wide. The sign sits on the right hand side of the highway and greets those who enter Myrtle Beach from…

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Call Ahead for a Bed

Far be it from me to burst anyone’s vacation bubble but it’s high time that someone addresses the issue of anxious beach-bound vacationers making reservations BEFORE arriving at the beach. I’m all for spontaneity but when you have kids in tow, it’s best to have a place to lay your head in…

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You Are Here

Playing in the ocean surf is sure a lot of fun. But, when you’re all tagged out and you need to take a break, you discover that you’re a good distance from where you started. Your beach chairs, towels, and cooler are a hike back up the beach. Mixed among sunbathers, children playing, and other…

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Wild and Amazing

Looking for wild places to visit while in Myrtle Beach? Try these three enthralling places that are sure to amaze. From lions, tigers and bears to snakes, alligators and bats, the Alligator Adventure, Brookgreen Garden Zoo and the Waccatee Zoo are wild and wonderful place to get up-close and…

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Smile for the Camera

Where’s the most perfect place to take a photo in Myrtle Beach? Depending on the time and weather, the choices are endless. And, with popularity of "selfies," anywhere and anytime is possible. At dawn, when the sun begins to creep up over the ocean, the oceanfront makes a beautiful background.…

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Rainy-day Fun at the Beach

It’s raining while you’re on your much-anticipated beach vacation. But, don’t let tears of angels dampen your spirits or your plans for having a good time. I know beach trips are supposed to be about sun, sand and waves along with fun times and relaxation. But, there are times when Mother…

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Enjoy a huge delicious dining experience at the Giant Crab

Those who know me well know that I love seafood. It’s a running joke amongst family and friends that if it comes from the ocean. I’ll eat it.  So, it’s no surprise that I enjoy seafood buffets. In fact, friends will call and ask for my recommendations. I guess it’s because they know that…

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Take a Mediterranean Cuisine Journey at Habibi’s Cafe

Myrtle Beach is a town of many tastes. Its culinary landscape is appetizing enough to attract foodies of all sorts to try its smorgasbord of flavors. Enter Habibi’s Café. Located at 3312 Waccamaw Blvd., this Myrtle Beach establishment makes my mouth happy because nothing on this Mediterranean…

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Time and Tide

It's been said that time and tide waits for no man. Especially, when there’s a summer vacation to plan. It’s inevitable … the tide will rise and time will pass.  And, there’s nothing any of us can do about it. So, the smart thing to do is to use both to your advantage.  I suggest you use…

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What To Do, When Your Rental Contract Isn’t Working

To end your relationship with your property management company and to move on, you must do so according to the terms of the management contract you signed to ensure you don’t get sued for breach of contract.  While "Breach of Contract" is a concern for any homeowner,  please know that once a…

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Myrtle Beach is for Loving

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Find out  why the beach is for lovers and spend a romantic weekend in Myrtle Beach. With Valentine’s Day falling on a Friday this year, you can make it a full weekend when you can woo your sweetheart with flowers, chocolates and a romantic tryst at an accommodating…

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Big Award for Little North Myrtle Beach

The little city of North Myrtle Beach is taking home a big honor for its online presence. Google has declared the city’s online business community to be the strongest in South Carolina and has given North Myrtle Beach the Google eCity Award for the state of South Carolina. A representative…

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Endless Vacation Magazine cites Myrtle Beach as a Weekenders Must-Do

Endless Vacation Magazine - a worldwide publication that caters to the RCI membership of global travelers - carried the article “Myrtle Beach Bliss,” encouraging readers to seriously consider Myrtle Beach for a weekend junket. The feature appeared in the latest Fall 2013 edition, letting…

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Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade Makes List of “Bests” for Boardwalk Food

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade is ranked among the nation’s best, says USA Today. Based on the reflection of region, price, and quality of ingredients, ranking also took in consideration the food offerings of each boardwalk. Listed at No. 12 out of 24, The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and…

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Hotels on the Strip

It doesn't have to be Friday night nor does the sun have to be down for the Strip in Myrtle Beach to get hot. It's hot all the time. Extending from 14th Avenue North to Second Avenue North, this portion of Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach is affectionately referred to as, the Strip and, it's the…

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Another Reason to Smile…

Come this spring, Broadway At The Beach will be tickling your funny bone with the new Carolina Comedy Club, which is taking over the former Stool Pigeons location in Celebrity Square. Comedian Todd Yohn is scheduled to headline the opening week of March 1, 2013. Other acts are in the making,…

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Fall Beach Walks

Fall Beach Walks I keep in touch with friends and family who are walking the trails of every national park in America, hiking through the red hills of Utah or climbing mountain peaks across the country. But, for me, the sheer pleasure and beauty of a brisk or relaxed walk, cannot be beat when…

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Same Time, Next Year

Same Time, Next Year “Would you mind taking a picture of us?” Midway through my beach walk, three cameras were handed to me and I snapped shots of the ten ladies who all graduated from Wofford College together in the 1960's. They came to Myrtle Beach back then to celebrate graduation and…

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Myrtle Beach Wine Fest

Myrtle Beach Wine Fest If you’re a sophisticated connoisseur of wines or a newbie who wants to be able to talk more knowingly about a wine list, this event is for you. Featuring more than 120 varieties of vino from the United States and around the world, this is time worth imbibing…

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