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Malcolm AlbinoMalcolm Albino

Trailblazer since Spring 2017

Junior

Hometown:  Georgetown, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  Business Management/International Management, Minor in Pre-Law

Best part about being a Chanticleer: COASTAL IS NUMBER ONE! I truly mean that regarding all facets of our university. Here at CCU you have the tools and ability to grow. To succeed academically, in leadership positions and most of all being a Chanticleer, means being yourself and loving others who are around you. We are a family!

Memorable Experience: I have a plethora of memorable experiences, but overall the best experience I have had at CCU is growing through various leadership capacities. Meeting funny, energetic, well-rounded, intelligent, and special individuals has truly made my experience the best here while being a part of those leadership positions.

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  Fox's Den Pizza and Krispy Kreme

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Cooking, Singing, being hilarious, Honors College, SNAP Mentor, Resident Advisor, National Society of Leadership and Success, CINO Quest Leader


Bria AncrumBria Ancrum

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Junior

Hometown:  Johns Island, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  Information Systems

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  Joining TEAL Nation and being able to Feel the Teal!

Advice to prospective students:  Get involved in campus activities and take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Playing the trumpet in the Chanticleer Regiment (marching band) and the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)


Ben AndersonBen Anderson

Trailblazer since Spring 2016

Junior

Hometown:  Vernon, New Jersey

Major/Minor:  Political Science

Best part about being a Chanticleer:  The strong bond the whole school shares. Becoming a Chanticleer is like joining the world's largest family.

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  Easily the Dead Dog Saloon, they have the hands down best hush puppies in the South.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Aqua League (Scuba Diving Club) and the College Republicans


Maria BoissonneaultMaria Boissonneault

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Freshman

Hometown:  Portland, Maine

Major/Minor:  Musical Theatre B.F.A.

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  There is so much school spirit. Anyone who is, was or plans to be a Chanticleer will help and support you in any way they can.

Advice to prospective students:  Always go with your gut feeling when it comes to choosing a college or university. If it feels right to you, then it's meant to be.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Tap Troupe, theater productions and next year I'll be a resident assistant at University Place.


Mae BriantMae Briant

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Junior

Hometown:  Washington, Pennsylvania

Major/Minor:  Exercise and Sport Science

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  I love the interesting research opportunities available in my major.

Advice to prospective students:  Sit in the front of classrooms, ask questions, go to a tutor if you need help, and do whatever it takes to succeed.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Softball, Russian Club and going to the beach


Matthew BroomfieldMatthew Broomfield

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Sophomore

Hometown:  Concord, North Carolina

Major/Minor:  Intelligence and National Security Studies

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  Being a part of the Coastal community and being able to go to many events for free.

Advice to prospective students:  Be outgoing, join clubs and get involved in campus life.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  ROTC, Chanticleer Intelligence Brief, African American Initiatives for Males


King BrownKing Brown

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Junior

Hometown:  Charleston, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  Communication


Kennedi BrunstadKennedi Brunstad

Trailblazer since Spring 2016

Senior

Hometown:  Greenville, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  Theatre Arts B.F.A/Linguistics

Why CCU:  I chose to come to CCU because of our amazing BFA theatre program and because of our beautiful campus.

Memorable Experience:  My favorite memory of CCU so far is move in week my freshman year. Some friends and I went to a hypnotist session in Wall and I got hypnotized, which was a lot of fun.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Upstage (theatre club), Alpha Psi Omega (honors fraternity) and photography


‌‌Tessa CrocceTessa Croce

Trailblazer since Spring 2016

Senior

Hometown:  Woodbridge, Virginia

Major/Minor:  Marine Science

Memorable Experience:  My favorite memory at CCU is camping out on Waties Island, Coastal's island used for research, to watch baby sea turtles hatch.

When you're not in class, where on campus can you be found? When I’m not in class, you can find me in Edwards courtyard working on homework or hanging out with friends.

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  King Kong Sushi in Carolina Forest

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Coastal Carolina Catholics President, Miss Coastal Carolina Pageant, Sea Turtle Club, Student Leader Council, Coastal Involvement Specialist, Office of Student Life, CINO Ignite Mentor


Sydney DashSydney Dash

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Senior

Hometown:  Anderson, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  Political Science

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  There's a lot of school spirit and Chanticleers care about each other and the campus community.

Advice to prospective students:  Be yourself. Be ambitious. Go for your dreams.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Leadership Challenge, Coastal Activities Board (CAB), Hammock Club and sleeping


Madison DickmanMadison Dickman

Trailblazer since Spring 2016

Junior

Hometown:  Coldwater, Ohio

Major/Minor:  Accounting

Memorable Experience:  Standing in the front row at the Lee Brice concert in the HTC Center.

When you're not in class, where on campus can you be found? Wall College of Business. The bay windows on the 3rd floor is my favorite study spot on campus.

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  Nacho Hippo

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Accounting Club, Resident Advisor, Honors Greek Life


Natalie DoughertyNatalie Dougherty

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Freshman

Hometown:  Hardeeville, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  Sociology

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  Fried Chicken Friday!

Advice to prospective students:  Pain is temporary. Your GPA is forever. Make sure you study from the first day of class until you graduate.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Relay for Life and A Moment of Magic Foundation


Madeline FagelsonMadeline Fagelson

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Freshman

Hometown:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Major/Minor:  Interdisciplinary Studies

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  The sense of community in TEAL Nation.

Advice to prospective students:  Don't be afraid to try new things, meet new people and challenge yourself.


Mike FordMichael Ford

Trailblazer since Spring 2016

Junior

Hometown:  Rochester, New York

Major/Minor:  Accounting

Why CCU:  Good business program, great weather, close to the beach, all that good stuff. Also the small class sizes, not big lecture halls.

When you're not in class, where on campus can you be found? In the HTC Center, getting super ripped.

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  Sole Italian Restaurant

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Intramural Sports, investment club, Shawn Panton Memorial Car Show Planner


Fran GreeneFran Greene

Trailblazer since Spring 2015

Senior

Hometown:  Columbia, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  Sociology/Criminology

Memorable Experience: Being a part of CINO Quest.  


Thomas HilbThomas Hilb

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Junior

Hometown:  River Edge, New Jersey

Major/Minor:  Exercise and Sport Science


Danielle JohnsonDanielle Johnson

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Junior

Hometown:  Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  Biology, Photography and Health Communications


‌‌Emily JohnsonEmily Johnson

Trailblazer since Spring 2017

Sophomore

Hometown:  Fairfax, VT

Major/Minor:  English/Political Science

Why did you choose CCU?  I chose CCU for the school spirit, as well as the beautiful campus and weather.

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  The best part about being a Chanticleer is the family you gain when you enter Teal Nation.

Advice to prospective students:  Stay on top of your studies. Having fun is always great, but ensure that your work is completed first.

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  Gino's Pizza or Olive Garden

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Working out, going to the beach, Honors Program


Rebecca JonesRebecca Jones

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Sophomore

Hometown:  Chester, Maryland

Major/Minor:  Marine Science

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  Meeting so many new people and making great friends.

Advice to prospective students:  Get involved. It's the best way to make great friends and feel at home.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Aqua League, Sea Turtle Club, Coastal Elasmobranch Society, reading, going to the beach, baking and spending time outdoors.


Alexis KempAlexis Kemp

Trailblazer since Spring 2015

Senior

Hometown:  Salisbury, North Carolina

Major/Minor:  Marketing/Spanish

Memorable Experience: My most memorable experience so far is getting involved with leadership challenge and joining Greek life.


Sydney LaforgeSydney Laforge

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Freshman

Hometown:  Nashua, New Hampshire

Major/Minor:  Communication

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  Fried Chicken Friday

Advice to prospective students:  Don't be afraid to get involved and meet new people.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Greek life, intramural sports, and National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)


‌‌Noah LambNoah Lamb

Trailblazer since Spring 2017

Sophomore

Hometown:  Taylors, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  Management

Memorable Experience:  Getting to be a part of the Teal Trailblazer squad.

When you're not in class, where on campus can you be found?  Either utilizing my unlimited meal plan to the fullest, playing golf, or schooling people in basketball.

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  The feeling that we are all one big family.

Advice to prospective students:  Manage your time wisely and get involved on campus.

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  River City Cafe

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Intramural sports and fishing club


Alan LemonsAlan Lemons

Trailblazer since Spring 2015

Senior

Hometown:  Appleton, Wisconsin

Major/Minor:  Marketing & Management/Professional Golf Management Specialization

Why CCU: I chose CCU because of the great staff of the Professional Golf Management program, the much improved weather, the small class sizes, and all of the activities to do on or near campus.

Advice to prospective students:  Use your resources! Go to tutoring labs, it's a great place to get the help you need and meet others.

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  Midtown Bistro, North Myrtle Beach

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  PGM Club, Intramural sports, hiking, going to the beach, generally anything outdoors


‌‌‌Devin LewisDevin Lewis

Trailblazer since Spring 2017

Sophomore

Hometown:  Perkasie, Pennsylvania

Major/Minor:  Marine Science/Photography

Why did you choose CCU?  We have one of the best marine science programs in the country and I liked the small class sizes.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  I am in community council, but I also play Dungeons and Dragons once a week.


Brenna LindnerBrenna Lindner

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Freshman

Hometown:  Pitman, New Jersey

Major/Minor:  Special Education - Multicategorical

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  Bleeding TEAL!

Advice to prospective students:  Stay focused, motivated, and work hard in your classes. Get involved in campus activities. With so many clubs and organizations, you'll find clubs that interest you.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Coastal Club field hockey


‌‌Chris LuciniChristopher Lucini

Trailblazer since Spring 2017

Senior

Hometown:  East Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Major/Minor:  Economics

Why did you choose CCU?  It was the perfect sized school in my opinion. CCU has the major I was interested in and it was the perfect fit.

When you're not in class, where on campus can you be found?  Chauncey's Choice (I love the food and the coffee).

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  Being a part of an inclusive community where everyone wants to see you succeed.

Advice to prospective students:  Get involved! Anything that intrigues you is worth trying out. Join clubs, go to on-campus events. It's the best way to make friends and good acquaintances.

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  Lulu's Cafe

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Men's Club Lacrosse and Greek Life


Taylor MalamutTaylor Malamut

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Freshman

Hometown:  Anderson, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  Information Systems

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  Knowing that you are part of one big family and truly making an impact.

Advice to prospective students:  Make time for yourself. This process can get stressful and it's important to relax.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Listening to new music, coding


‌‌Christopher MathisChristopher Mathis

Trailblazer since Spring 2017

Sophomore

Hometown:  Johnston, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  History

What is your favorite memory at CCU?  My favorite memory at CCU is when I sang in the talent show during the summer CEaL program.

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  Knowing you are part of something bigger than yourself.

Advice to prospective students:  Study, work hard, be respectful, engage, be active, and learn.

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  Calabash

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Orientation Leader, Life Mentor, AAIM, Weight Lifting, Reading


Karlyn McCrayKarlyn McCray

Trailblazer since Spring 2016

Junior

Hometown:  Georgetown, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  Early Childhood Education

Advice to prospective students:  Don't be afraid to talk to your professors and use ALL your resources wisely!

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  Captain Benjamin's Calabash Seafood

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Playing the flute, playing soccer, Student Government Association, Honors Greek Life, Greek Life, African American Association, The National Society of Leadership and Success, Dalton and Linda Floyd Family Mentor, CINO Ignite mentee, Honors Program


Becca-Lyn McRobbieBecca-Lyn McRobbie

Trailblazer since Spring 2016

Senior

Hometown:  Union, New Jersey

Major/Minor:  Special Education

Memorable Experience: My favorite memory at CCU was CINO day my freshman year. It was really stress-relieving and a very fun environment to be in. It was cool to relax and enjoy a day with my friends during finals.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Phi Sigma Pi (Honor fraternity), Greek Life, Orientation Leader


Rachel MinnickRachel Minnick

Trailblazer since Spring 2016

Senior

Hometown:  Germantown, Maryland

Major/Minor:  Marine Science/Spanish and Sociology

Memorable Experience:  My favorite memory at CCU would be when I travelled to Florida with the club soccer team for a tournament one weekend. It was a great team bonding opportunity as well as a great experience to have as an athlete.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Honors Program & Women's Club Rugby


Taylor MitchellTaylor Mitchell

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Hometown:  Georgetown, South Carolina

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  Being able to be outside while studying or relaxing.

Advice to prospective students:  Get involved on campus. It shapes your college experience.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Greek life, Seat Turtle Club, Pre-Vet Club, reading and jiu-jitsu.


‌‌Raygon MooreRaygon Moore

Trailblazer since Spring 2017

Sophomore

Hometown:  Fort Mill, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  Psychology

What is your favorite memory at CCU?  Move-in day. It was so exciting. I knew it was time for a new chapter of my life to start.

When you're not in class, where on campus can you be found?  Eating in Hicks or CINO Grille, but mainly in Lib Jackson with a group of friends.

Advice to prospective students:  Get invovled! I know everyone says this but it is true.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Blog, going to the gym, and Rotaract Club


‌‌Linda MorrisLinda Morris

Trailblazer since Spring 2017

Junior

Hometown:  Newark, Delaware

Major/Minor:  Middle Level Education

Why did you choose CCU?  CCU was home to me. I felt at home and felt like I belonged. It's a beautiful place with beautiful people to call home.

When you're not in class, where on campus can you be found?  The Kimbel Library at Starbucks.

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  The overwhelming amount of school spirit and community. Go Chants!

Advice to prospective students:  Work hard and believe in yourself. If Coastal is your home, you will know!

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  Duffy Street Seafood Shack (Cherry Grove)

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Delight, Greek Life, 4 Moment of Magic


Riley NormanRiley Norman

Trailblazer since Spring 2015

Senior

Hometown:  Bloomington, Illinois

Major/Minor:  Marine Science/Spanish

Memorable Experience: Getting certified in scuba diving.

Advice to prospective students:  Don't be afraid to ask for help.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Greek life & Scuba Club


‌‌‌Sammy ParnellSamantha Parnell

Trailblazer since Spring 2017

Sophomore

Hometown:  Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

Major/Minor:  Exercise and Sport Science

What is your favorite memory at CCU?  Move-in day, because it was the beginning of my journey here at Coastal.

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  Being a part of an awesome community and being surrounded by great students and faculty.

Advice to prospective students:  Go to class and utilize all of the resources Coastal has for us.

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  Benito's Brick Oven Pizzeria

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Intramural sports, Colleges Against Cancer Club, going to the beach


Kyla PowellKyla Powell

Trailblazer since Spring 2016

Junior

Hometown:  Columbia, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  Communication/Marketing

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  Olive Garden

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Women of Color, Honors Program, Edwards College Research Fellows


Mikayla PrioleauMikayla Prioleau

Trailblazer since Spring 2015

Senior

Hometown:  Chapin, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  Communication/Sociology

When you're not in class, where on campus can you be found? I can be found in the library, the admissions office, or the multicultural student office.

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  Landry's Seafood at Broadway

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  SNAP Mentor, Leadership Challenge, Women of Color, Honors Greek Life, Greek Life, Dalton and Linda Floyd Family Mentor


Phillip RastPhillip Rast

Trailblazer since Spring 2015

Senior

Hometown:  Effingham, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  BFA Musical Theatre

When you're not in class, where on campus can you be found? The Edwards building, probably working on a show or assignment.

Advice to prospective students:  Stay focused, but enjoy yourself and take advantage of all the opportunities you are given to learn.

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  Sea Captain's House

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Acting, singing, playing piano, and dancing


Lindsay RoussoLindsay Rousso

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Freshman

Hometown:  Hoboken, New Jersey

Major/Minor:  Communication

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  Knowing everyone around you wants to see you accomplish great things.

Advice to prospective students:  Take your time.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Going to the gym


Jason SkibinskiJason Skibinski

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Freshman

Hometown:  Freehold, New Jersey

Major/Minor:  Musical Theatre B.F.A.

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  The best part of being a Chanticleer is being in an environment where I feel safe and comfortable. It really allows me to take advantage of all that Coastal has to offer.

Advice to prospective students:  Choose a school where you feel at home and you will be able to learn and grow as an individual. I hope that is CCU for you!

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Tap Troupe, Inclusive Theatre (an ensemble that works with young adults with special needs), singing, playing the ukulele, and spending time with friends.


Alex SteinmetzAlex Steinmetz

Trailblazer since Summer 2017

Sophomore

Hometown:  Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Major/Minor:  Elementary Education

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  The best part about being a Chanticleer is the school spirit.

Advice to prospective students:  I would advise prospective students to enjoy every minute of their college experience.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Chanticleer Center for Literacy Education


‌‌Tavia SturgilTavia Sturgill

Trailblazer since Spring 2017

Sophomore

Hometown:  Roanoke, Virginia

Major/Minor:  Psychology/Women's and Gender Studies, International Business Studies

What is your favorite memory at CCU?  As of right now it's my first Rugby practice, but i have a feeling there are many more to come!.

Advice to prospective students:  Get involved. Don't overload yourself but definitely find something to spend time doing outside of class.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Eating, on-campus jobs, Women's Leadership Club


Grace SuretteGrace Surette

Trailblazer since Spring 2015

Senior

Hometown:  Manning, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Child Psychology

Why CCU: It’s close to home, but not too close; it is 15 minutes from the beach; the campus size is perfect.

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  River City Cafe in Surfside

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Dancing, Relay for Life & Greek Life


Genelle ThompsonGenelle Thompson

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Sophomore

Hometown:  Hopkins, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  Exercise and Sport Science

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  Lots of campus activities, great weather and a pretty campus.

Advice to prospective students:  Get involved, go to events, meet new people.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Coastal Activities Board (CAB), Greek life, Women of Color


Faith TisonFaith Tison

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Junior

Hometown:  Virginia Beach, Virginia

Major/Minor:  Exercise and Sport Science

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  The great campus environment.

Advice to prospective students:  Get involved!

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Paddleboarding and yoga


Jori TylerJori Tyler

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Freshman

Hometown:  Downers Grove, Illinois

Major/Minor:  Management

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  Teal Tuesday

Advice to prospective students:  Get involved in things you love. That will make you happy and successful.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Club softball


Gabby VelleggiaGabby Velleggia

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Freshman

Hometown:  Freeland, Maryland

Major/Minor:  Exercise and Sport Science

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  Studying at the beach.

Advice to prospective students:  Learn how to manage your time wisely.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Greek life, Honors Program


ArRone WashingtonArRone Washington

Trailblazer since Spring 2016

Senior

Hometown:  Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Major/Minor:  Political Science/Journalism

Why CCU:  As a transfer student I wanted a school that was bigger than my previous institution, but not too big that I was seen just as a number. So Coastal became my first choice. The environment is friendly, professors know you by first and last name, and you can meet new and different people every day while walking to class.

Favorite place to eat in Myrtle Beach:  Big Mikes. If you love soul food then this is the place to eat.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Member of AAIM and NAACP, singer and love listening to music, Student Government Association, Honors Greek Life


Ehren WilliamsEhren Williams

Trailblazer since Spring 2017

Sophomore

Hometown:  Charlotte, North Carolina

Major/Minor:  Biology

Why did you choose CCU?  I chose to come to CCU because of its great Biology program and who doesn't want to go to school by the beach?

When you're not in class, where on campus can you be found?  You can find me at any of the eateries here on campus.

Advice to prospective students:  Work hard but don't forget to enjoy yourself and have fun.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Playing pool, hanging with friends, avid Tweeter


Zach ZahnZach Zahn

Trailblazer since Spring 2016

Junior

Hometown:  Glen Gardner, New Jersey

Major/Minor:  Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management/Finance

Memorable Experience:  Going on an unplanned road trip to Florida on Labor Day weekend during my freshman year.

When you're not in class, where on campus can you be found? Somewhere in my hammock.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Community Council and Resident Adviser


Stephanie ZieglerStephanie Ziegler

Trailblazer since Spring 2018

Freshman

Hometown:  Harleysville, Pennsylvania

Major/Minor:  Elementary Education

What's the best part about being a Chanticleer?  School pride and Fried Chicken Friday.

Advice to prospective students:  Get involved on campus.

Hobbies/Campus Involvement:  Sea Turtle Club, spending time with friends, spending time outdoors and on the beach