"...and Life at the Edge is all about Edgewater Beach Condominium, the emerald coast of Florida, and all the fantastic sugar white beaches, activites, restaurants and nightlife in Destin...
Miramar Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 24, 2011
New author, Mike Carraway, will be on hand at this year's Mardi Gras party at the Edgewater Beach Condominiums, to be held Saturday, Feb. 26. The evening's festivities will begin when Mike signs and passes out one hundred copies of his new book, Life at the Edge.
The book tells of the region's finest attractions, restaurants and activities as well as extols the beauty of the Destin area.
Mike Carraway has been visiting Destin for years, enjoying spending time walking the white sand beach and frolicking in the surf. Through the years, he explored the surrounding area and came to love both the beauty of the emerald green waters of the Gulf and the people that lived in the area.
While at his home in Birmingham, Alabama, Mike began seeing newscasts saying that tarballs were washing up on Destin Beach and that birds were being found soaked in oil. Concerned and alarmed, he rushed to Destin to see what he could do to help. Instead of cleaning up oil, however, he found clean white sand and oil-free water as far as the eye could see.
Unfortunately, even though the beach and water was clean, there were far fewer people there than normal for late May. Travelers were staying away in droves due to the panic over the disastrous oil leak across the Gulf.
Determined to help the area he called his “home away from home”, Mike began to make videos showing the clear water and pristine sand along the beaches. He put those up on YouTube to show people that the news reports were not true for Destin.
People began following his updates and would leave messages begging him to post more and keep them apprised of the situation. Much to Mike's surprise, he quickly became a local hero, even to people coming up to him and asking for his autograph. His growing fanbase gave him the idea to write a book about the area, to share his love of Destin with the world.
Life at the Edge not only tells of the area but Mike also shares how the oil spill affected Destin and how he wanted to help get the word out. As he explains in the foreword to Life at the Edge, the book grew out of all the time he spent shooting videos and working towards getting the word out that Destin was still a wonderful destination.
“As a result, I was able to take off my tourist hat and get a local’s eye view of the area and all it had to offer. And that’s what this book is all about.”
About Mike Carraway:
Mike Carraway is a marketing consultant specializing in helping businesses build their brands and name recognition. He has worked with numerous companies of varying sizes, helping them create and follow a comprehensive multi-pronged marketing plan. One of Mike's current clients is the Edgewater Beach Condominium in Destin, Florida – an area of the state that Mike has long loved.
About Edgewater Beach Condominiums:
Edgewater Beach Condominiums has been operating the resort in Destin, Florida for a quarter of a century. They have worked hard to take their place as a premiere destination spot and continue to offer their guests exemplary service, luxurious amenities and exciting activities. The new Edgewater Elite free membership is their latest way to bring the very best to their guests.
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291 Scenic Gulf Drive
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