by Melinda Long | October 24, 2016

A Children’s Cemetery and Other Unusual Things in South Carolina

Dark has fallen, and even with the glow from street lights and businesses nearby, there’s an eerie feel to the place. Weeds grow unchecked around broken gravestones. This is the

by Melinda Long | September 19, 2016

It’s Here! New Instrument Gets Made in Travelers Rest

Sarah Jackson just wanted to be able to jam with her nephews — bluegrass musicians who form the band Bedhead Boys. That’s why she started building one-of-a-kind instruments at her home in Travelers

by Melinda Long | July 25, 2016

This Award-Winning TR Chef Makes a Delicious BLT

There’s nothing to compare to the taste of a fresh-grown tomato in a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich – especially during those warmer months. But even within the world of

by Celeste Hawkins | July 11, 2016

9 Glorious Reactions When You Say You Live in Travelers Rest

Stranger: “So, where’s home for you?” You: “Travelers Rest.” What comes next once you’ve told someone that you’re one of those fortunate folks who lives in Travelers Rest, SC? We asked

by Jason Greer | June 27, 2016

Renew Your Nature-Needing Soul with Two Preserves and a Poem

  It’s no secret that the Travelers Rest area has some tremendous natural wonders of the southern Appalachians. And thanks to our heritage preserves, they’ll be around for future folks

by Jason Greer | May 16, 2016

Wildcat Wayside: What the Ultimate Rest Stop Should Be

Today, if you want to take a quick rest on a car journey, you can pull off to a fast food restaurant or a stand-alone rest area alongside the interstate.

by Celeste Hawkins | February 1, 2016

Why Travelers Rest is the Best Place in the South to Retire

Rebecca Hannifan has never even stepped foot in Travelers Rest, SC, but she wants to retire here. And she has some pretty good reasons why. Rebecca’s the rare kind of

by Celeste Hawkins | December 14, 2015

Who on Earth Starts a Vineyard in Greenville County?

If you decided to research the greatest wine regions of the U.S., Upstate South Carolina would never turn up in your studies. Here, land that lends itself to growing grapes is

by Celeste Hawkins | September 10, 2015

National Geographic Calls Travelers Rest a ‘Pleasure Pedaling’ Destination

In its roundup of “pleasure pedaling” bike paths along the East Coast, National Geographic made mention of Travelers Rest as a stopping point. “No need to be a hard-core cyclist to

by Celeste Hawkins | March 23, 2015

Backroad Drive: Mountain View Road

With a name like Mountain View Road, you’d guess that this northern Greenville County backroad offers up incredible views of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountain peaks. And you’d be right;

by Celeste Hawkins | March 2, 2015

Travelers Rest Historical Society Shares Stories of Northern Greenville

The Travelers Rest Historical Society continues to bring light to the local history of northern Greenville County, through fascinating museum displays and interactive Storytelling Nights. Step into the History Museum of

by Celeste Hawkins | February 9, 2015

Mural Artist Adds New Color to Travelers Rest

Even if you’ve never heard Brigitte Selby’s name before, if you’ve driven through downtown Travelers Rest at least once, then you’ve noticed her work. You can expect to see more