Stepping Back in Natural Time at the Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

March 22, 2017

  Travelers Rest and Northern Greenville are changing and modernizing rapidly, but there are a few places to immerse yourself in the land before machines came.  Imagine if you had the opportunity to travel back a hundred years or more, and see this land before the buzz of vehicles.  While our mountains are an amazing …

Before There Were Tacos, There Were Two People

March 13, 2017

The clinking silverware and dishes from the kitchen serve as gentle background music when Farmhouse Tacos owners Chris and Katie Williamson sit down to talk about opening a restaurant in TR, about their families and about how they both got from There to Here. Today you won’t actually be reading the story of one of …

Travelers Rest Storytelling Night

March 7, 2017

“All Stories are True” ~ Ray White It is the second Thursday of the month and time for Storytelling Night at the Travelers Rest Library.  People gather round, some with stories to share, others just to listen.  Lamar McCarrell, a regular, tells a story of his father and the bench they shared whenever they wanted to talk.  Participants nod, recalling memories …

In our Backyard: A Mountain Worth Exploring Again & Again

February 22, 2017

  A fun aspect of working at TravelersRestHere.com is meeting other people who love TR too.  You fans of our small town flood Instagram and Facebook with your fantastic photos and your wonderful experiences enjoying all that Travelers Rest has to offer.  It’s a privilege to scroll through social media and to bond over our mutual …

Coming to TR – A Celebrity Chef Tour

  One of the things we love most about Travelers Rest is the way it continues to surprise us.  Also, we love the way it surprises (and satisfies) our appetites and our tastebuds. In our town, you can enjoy a down home style Southern breakfast with buttery grits served on a table covered with a …

The Storytelling Sessions: Brothers, Basketball and the Brown Family Name

February 15, 2017

  Standing in his crib as a toddler, with a surprisingly deep baby voice, a much younger Philip Brown spoke the noun that would shape his life. “Ball.”     At least that’s what his mother, Suzanne Brown, says. We’re pretty sure we believe her. Rex and Suzanne Brown live in Travelers Rest with their family. …

Here’s Where to Find the Love in TR This Valentine’s Day

February 7, 2017

  We know that love and Travelers Rest go hand in hand together. We’ve got the bumper sticker to prove it. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and regardless of what you feel about the heart-shaped holiday, we’re guessing you can get on board with celebrating good food and a night out. Think about …

Friday Night Jam Sessions at My Sister’s Store: Music, Family & Fun

February 1, 2017

Five years ago in December, Mike Langford began bringing folks together at My Sister’s Store in Travelers Rest to do a little singing and playing.  “That was back in our old place on Main Street,” present organizer John Rayley says.     They’ve been doing it every Friday since then.  They have various abilities, some just beginning and some …

Snow Memories

January 31, 2017

Because snow in the South is such a big deal, not only do we slow down time to enjoy every minute of it, but a Southern snow day can also have us all reminiscing over the hot cocoa and the piles of wet snow clothes by the fire.   Our Staff Writer Melinda Long is …

A Small Town Christmas with a Very Big Heart

December 5, 2016

Nothing compares to Christmas in a small town. Travelers Rest is no exception. Even though it’s become the place to be in the upstate due to the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail and all the wonderful restaurants and attractions, it’s still a small town where people know each other and spend that extra bit of time …

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