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50 Things to do in Upstate South Carolina

The Upstate South Carolina region is quickly becoming the hottest destination in the entire South. Today, it is more common to hear of people heading to Greenville than more popular Southern destinations of yesterday like Charleston, Atlanta, and Savannah. The town’s slogan, Yeah, that Greenville, refers to Greenville’s up-and-coming status as the new “it town.” […]

Bucket List CheckOff: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

The beloved Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has been going strong since 1924. 2019 marked the 95th year of this annual holiday spectacular. While we all love to watch the parade in the background while preparing for our Thanksgiving feast, it’s a whole different experience braving the cold and crowds to see all the iconic balloons in […]

19 Fun & Free (or cheap) Things to do in Asheville

While having a surplus of disposable income does not hurt in a foodie/shopping destination like Asheville, freebies still abound in every direction. For those on a tight budget, no need to fret as the area is filled to the brim with gorgeous natural attractions, Additionally, a lively calendar of free events, plus a variety of […]

The Best Roadtrips from Phoenix

One of the prime benefits of living in Phoenix is the quick access to top notch vacation destinations. From national parks, to world class beaches, to the best skiing in the Southwest, you basically have access to a little bit of everything. Each weekend brings forth a new opportunity to explore some of the top […]

7 Fun & Affordable Daytrips Less than 2 Hours from Orlando

As exciting and jam packed with over-the-top entertainment an Orlando vacation can be, it’s also often an overwhelming, expensive, & tiresome experience. As a popular sign in Universal park states, “I’m going to need a vacation from this vacation!” Planning a few non-theme park days in between all those crazy theme park days can really […]

Western North Carolina daytrips: 10 for the bucket list

Despite being surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, Asheville has become a tourist destination in and of itself thanks to a trendy assortment of foodie restaurants, a thriving craft beer scene, numerous artsy offerings, and an eccentric lineup of events throughout the year. People come from all over the country to enjoy the highly […]

3 Days in Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina is quickly becoming one of the most highly touted travel destinations in the Southeast. As of 2019, the city is the 4th fastest growing in the US. At one time, Greenville was known as the “Textile Capital of the World.” Today, the economy is booming with manufacturing and technology being at the […]

Exploring Spartanburg, SC: “The Hub City”

Greenville, Anderson, and Spartanburg are the 3 major cities which comprise the Upstate South Carolina region. This westernmost region of the state is most well-known for its’ rich manufacturing history and proximity to the Blue Ridge mountains. Although up and coming Greenville tends to receive much of the press, Spartanburg offers an interesting history and […]

3 Days in the Nation’s Capital

A trip to Washington D.C. is a worthy bucket list contender for any one interested in history, politics, architecture, and/or art. The National Mall is home to an amazing assortment of world class museums, galleries, and of course, stunning monuments dedicated to influential historical figures and events. Below is a sample 3 day weekend itinerary […]

Daytrippin’ through the Desert: 10 incredible places in Southern Arizona

Tucson is a wonderful Southwestern city with so much to offer. Beautiful resorts, world class golfing, amazing hiking, and some of the best Mexican food in the country can all be enjoyed on any vacation to “the Old Pueblo.” However, if you are up for something a bit more adventurous, there are plenty of interesting […]