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Hiking Hotspot: Yellow Branch Falls

Yellow Branch falls is one of many gorgeous waterfalls in the Upstate SC region. This one is located about an hour from Greenville, thus making it the perfect daytrip for those looking to explore the region beyond the trendy downtown region. The trail to access the falls is easy-moderate in intensity and just a little […]

7 Roadside/No Hike Required Waterfall Wonders in the Carolinas

Spectacular waterfalls dominate the rustic natural lands of both Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. There are over 200 incredible waterfalls to explore. For those of us who prefer not to work up a sweat while on vacation, there are a number of waterfalls accessible sans the exhausting hike. A handful are conveniently located […]

10 reasons you should visit Vegas even if you are not a gambler

Once upon a time, Vegas lived up to its’ reputation as a place solely for the over 21 gambling and drinking crowd. Today, this is no longer the case. Vegas now reigns as “the entertainment capital of the world.” Award winning celebrity chef restaurants, opulent themed resorts, spectacular shows, luxurious spas, and designer shops line […]

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 […]

SkyBridge: The Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge in the US

Gatlinburg’s newest attraction just happens to be the most exhilarating of them all. Due to the recent completion in May of 2019, tourists are flocking from all over to walk across the 680 foot long SkyBridge. Now the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the country, a walk across this bridge is number 1 on most […]

10 Best Free Things to do in (and near) Orlando

Orlando is probably the furthest you can get from a budget friendly tourist destination. In fact, the average 7 day Disney vacation can easily run you thousands of dollars. With expensive flights, overpriced resorts, sky high theme park tickets, and pricey restaurants…budget and Orlando just do not mix. On the bright side, there are numerous […]

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 […]

10 interesting daytrips within an hour of Greenville, SC

Although Greenville’s tree-lined, trendy Main Street gets all the attention these days, the true advantage of the Upstate’s largest city is its’ close proximity to natural wonders. The picturesque Blue Ridge mountains, dozens of enchanting waterfalls, and a number of historical attractions all lie with an easy day’s drive. if you have the time, you […]

12 Must-Do’s while visiting Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina is the cultural and recreational oasis of Western North Carolina. Known for its’ strong art scene, variety of foodie restaurants, and craft brewery scene, this trendy city continues to make headlines. However, too little is said about the city’s proximity to beautiful natural wonders. Being located in the picturesque Blue Ridge mountains […]