Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach, a city and vacation resort on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast, is the hub of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile string of beaches. It’s also known for its celebrity-designed golf courses. Along its beachfront boardwalk are arcades, souvenir stands and restaurants and the SkyWheel, one of the country’s tallest Ferris wheels. 

Myrtle Beach

Boardwalk at Myrtle Beach

Miraflores Locks in Panama Canal

Panama is well-known for its canal that provides a connection between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

Miraflores is the name of one of the three locks that form part of the Panama Canal, and the name of the small lake that separates these locks from the Pedro Miguel Locks upstream. In the Miraflores locks, vessels are lifted (or lowered) 54 feet in two stages, allowing them to transit to or from the Pacific Ocean port of Balboa in Panama City.

Miraflores Locks in Panama Canal

Miraflores Locks in Panama Canal

 

A visitors center allows tourists to have a full view of the Miraflores locks operation.

Canal Observation Galleries

Canal Observation Galleries