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Linville Falls: The Most Magnificent Stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Western North Carolina wilderness seems to bring forth one incredible natural wonder after another. The breathtaking sights seem to never end. This section of the state is loaded with incredible waterfalls (over 250 to be exact), and every single one is worthy of a visit. As it would be difficult to see more than […]

12 things to see & do on any Gatlinburg vacation

The Smoky Mountains of Tennessee make for the perfect vacation destination for hikers and nature lovers. As America’s only free national park, the Smokies are (not surprisingly) also the most visited. The massive park offers endless opportunity for free outdoor recreation, whether it be hiking, wildlife watching, and scenic drives. Thankfully, the recreation is free […]

The 10 Most Mesmerizing South Carolina Waterfalls

There is nothing quite like getting out there on a beautiful afternoon and hiking a peaceful forested trail. Temporarily breaking free from technology, getting in a healthy workout, breathing fresh country air, and enjoying the sights and sounds of the wilderness makes hiking the perfect rejuvenating weekend activity. What’s even better, is being treated to […]

15 Rainy Day Activities in Greenville, South Carolina

For the most part, Greenville sees an abundance of sunny, mild days throughout the year. However, like every other region in the Southeast, heavy rain is a common occurrence. The city sees 51 inches per year, which is well above the US average of 38 inches. Summer and winter are typically the rainiest times of […]

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 […]

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 […]