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20 Apr
Wild and Crazy Boardwalk Fun, Minutes from the Myrtle Beach KOA

Wild and Crazy Boardwalk Fun, Minutes from the Myrtle Beach KOA

The word camping usual brings to mind quiet, natural settings far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But sometimes our family wants to be right in the middle of the action when we travel in our RV. As we mentioned in our campground review, the best thing about the Myrtle Beach KOA is that you don’t have to choose. This campground is a wooded retreat just steps away from all the excitement of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. There are enough miniature golf courses, amusement parks, and fun houses in Myrtle Beach to keep your... Read More
13 Apr
Is Summer Calling Your Name? 8 Great Reasons to Camp at the Myrtle Beach KOA

Is Summer Calling Your Name? 8 Great Reasons to Camp at the Myrtle Beach KOA

Are you looking for a beach getaway this summer?  Or would you prefer a wooded retreat where you can relax while the kids run free?  Why not have both at the Myrtle Beach KOA? It took our family awhile to find this magical spot, but now that we have we will go back again and again.  We just returned from our second straight spring break at this unique camping destination and are already talking about heading back in July.  We suspect if you take your next family vacation here, it might be the beginning of a family tradition.  Here are eight... Read More
07 Apr
6 Amazing Family Activities at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina

6 Amazing Family Activities at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina

Brookgreen Gardens, located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, is just 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach. It is a fascinating and unusual combination of a botanical garden, history museum, zoo, and nature center. There are so many different activities to enjoy while visiting, but it would be virtually impossible to see and do it all. Last year we wrote a philosophical post after visiting Brookgreen, focusing on how the garden hits the sweet spot of family travel and pleases both the young and old. This year we are getting a bit more practical.... Read More
05 Apr
Shaking off Winter on Paul’s Cypress Swamp Tour (Myrtle Beach, SC)

Shaking off Winter on Paul’s Cypress Swamp Tour (Myrtle Beach, SC)

It was another brutal winter in New Jersey.  So why not head to Myrtle Beach for another spring break?  Our trip last spring was beyond delicious. We swam in the pool at the Myrtle Beach KOA, we swam in the ocean, we visited gardens, and state parks, and we lapped up the sunshine and warm weather like we were eskimos on our first and last family vacation. Saturday was all about the long drive.  The twins were good.  Wesley was okay.  Lots of crying and too many pit stops.  So today, Easter Sunday, was all about fun. I woke up in the mood for... Read More
01 May
8 Reasons To Pick Myrtle Beach for Your Next Family Vacation!

8 Reasons To Pick Myrtle Beach for Your Next Family Vacation!

1. Touristy boardwalk fun, like the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, that will make you smile from ear to ear. 2. Soulful boardwalk fun, at places like Myrtle Beach State Park, that will fill your lungs with fresh ocean air. 3.  Room to splash and play and greet the waves at places like Huntington Beach State Park. 4.  Quiet places for your kids to build and dream like the Children’s Discovery Room at Brookgreen Gardens.   5. Many great places, like the Myrtle Beach KOA, to pitch a tent, rent a cabin, or park your RV. Skip the hotel room,... Read More
26 Apr
The Fiestas before the Siestas: 3 Great Lunch Joints in Myrtle Beach

The Fiestas before the Siestas: 3 Great Lunch Joints in Myrtle Beach

After a couple of days in Myrtle Beach, we noticed our natural traveling schedule had shifted a bit. This happens every year because, of course, Max and Theo are one year older…and because sometimes we like to throw a new baby into the mix just to keep things interesting. Something that has stayed the same over the last four years is our love of picnic lunches on day trips. Packing a lunch in the morning before we leave the campground means we will be able to enjoy whatever hike, activity, refuge, beach, or lake we are visiting without... Read More

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