Take a Break: Green River Tubing

If you’ve made a summer bucket list and you live in the South, I’m guessing getting near water ranks high on the list. It’s hot and it’s humid and water

Echo Valley Amusement Park: A Look Back

Summer road trips, roadside attractions, and the great goal of a lot of kids, the amusement park, have all played a large role in the realized imaginations of many. For

Join the Restival and Support Youth Sports in TR

Volunteers run the world. We all know kids benefit from local community sports programs, whether they play on school teams or little league teams, Y teams or rec teams, church

Under the Surface: Fishing in the Upstate

An old hobby I’m looking to circle back on with my little girl in time will be the simple joys and independent marvels found in fishing. From the time I

Celebrating July Fourth in the Upstate

We’re all ready to celebrate July Fourth this year and TR and the Upstate area are full of fun opportunities to wear those reds, whites and blues!     Here’s

Wild TR: Sacred Spaces

The light penetrating through the stained glass canopy fell through in rays, illuminating my way. A soft whisper sifted through the leaves and I held my breath as a wood

Appalachian Time Machine: Hiking the Foothills Trail

I’ve traipsed these hills for almost 30 years in some kind of way. From playing in the cool waters by Ms. Diane’s house up in River Falls on some down

Wild TR: Mountain Magic

We all know there is magic in these mountains. It comes in many forms: the song of the wood thrush ringing out in the morning light, the trickle of a

Wild TR: I Lichen This Place

When I was a child I was fascinated with tiny worlds. I built fairy houses filled with downsized furniture and asked for microscopes to gaze into the worlds I was

Wild TR: Slow Down – A Trillium Tale

“Slow down, you move too fast, Got to make the moment last.” Simon and Garfunkel’s 59th Street Bridge song is stuck in my head these days. It seems like our