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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 […]

Have the time of your life at Lake Lure

Dirty Dancing captured the hearts of many in the late 80’s, and to this day still has not lost any of its appeal. The super catchy I’ve had the time of my life song won an Oscar and became the most popular wedding song of 1987. Forever associated with this movie, you cannot hear this […]

10 Fantastic Daytrips (less than 2 hours) from Tampa

Tampa is a wonderful place to visit. With white sandy beaches, lush nature preserves, abundant gator sightings, tree-lined bike paths, a diverse restaurant scene, theme parks…there’s just so much fun to be had just about anywhere you go. Nevertheless, if you are looking to venture out a bit and explore more of Florida’s exciting Central […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]