Introducing Myrtle Beach
Love it or hate it, Myrtle Beach means summer vacation, American-style.
Bikers take advantage of the lack of helmet laws to let their graying ponytails fly in the wind, bikini-clad teenagers play Pac-Man and eat hot dogs in smoky arcades, and whole families roast like chickens on the white sand.
North Myrtle Beach, actually a separate town, is slightly lower-key, with a thriving culture based on the ‘shag’ (no, not that kind of shag) – a jitterbug-like dance invented here in the 1940s.
It ain’t for nature lovers, but with enormous outlet malls and innumerable mini-golf courses, water parks, daiquiri bars and T-shirt shops, it’s a rowdy good time.
There’s internet access at Chapin Memorial Library (