For one of the most popular beach resort communities in the world, there has been surprisingly little engaging magazine content geared toward families who live in—or just love—Myrtle Beach. Until this summer.
A small team (a few local writer-moms and one web designer) has launched Townie Kids, a new online magazine offering quality content on topics appealing to vacationing and resident families along the Grand Strand. TK will feature articles about Lowcountry culture, history, people, and ecology, not to mention the hottest—and coolest—attractions at the beach. The idea is to blend local folklore with technology, to celebrate the stories and images that make up the Grand Strand, giving readers fresh glimpses of what makes the area special, magical, and exciting. In short, TK will focus on what makes it the one-and-only world-famous Grand Strand, viewed through a kid-centric lens. The first issue includes stories about sea turtle fever, local swashes, Brookgreen’s new Enchanted Storybook Forest, and the beloved Alice legend. Stories aim to provide useful information about local goings-on and offerings while inspiring families to make the most of their time together on the Grand Strand.
TK welcomes reader interaction via a blog platform and social networks. The site offers a curated calendar of inexpensive family-friendly events, as well.