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Pleasant Ridge Park and Ice Cream!

By Dave McAda | March 10, 2018

  If you are looking for a place to hike, ride your mountain bike, take the kids fishing, host a group function, or photograph waterfalls, Pleasant Ridge Park  is the place to go in Greenville County, SC! On a recent Saturday my wife was hosting a bridal shower at our house so it was the perfect … Read morePleasant Ridge Park and Ice Cream!

Travelers Rest and the Swamp Rabbit Trail

By Dave McAda | February 6, 2018

I first drove through Travelers Rest, SC about twelve years ago.  Key word being THROUGH.  There just didn’t seem to be a reason for me to stop as I went from the mountains (Caesar’s Head & Table Rock) to Greenville, SC.  It was mostly shuttered businesses along main street. Fast forward to April 2009 when … Read moreTravelers Rest and the Swamp Rabbit Trail

Pretty Place (Yes it is!)

By Dave McAda | January 26, 2018

  “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare never traveled to Greenville County, SC but his words ring true nonetheless.  Whether you call it Pretty Place, the chapel on the cliff, Camp YMCA Greenville, or by its proper name Fred W. Symmes Chapel, it is one of the most picturesque … Read morePretty Place (Yes it is!)

A Ride in the Country, Greenville County, SC

By Dave McAda | January 12, 2018

I’m a lazy hiker. There, I said it. If I can see things from the car I’m very happy. I don’t have a problem maneuvering the car just right and putting the window down for a clearer view. But if I have to get out of the car, the view better be worth the effort. … Read moreA Ride in the Country, Greenville County, SC

Places to Visit

Places to Eat

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  • Pomegranate on Main

    Greenville is no longer a destination solely for Southern food. Yes, many come hungry for biscuits, fried chicken and collard greens, but the variety of cuisines offered is expanding. Pomegranate on Main is just one of those, but what sets it apart from the rest is that the dishes and flavors you’ll taste are identical … Continue reading Pomegranate on Main […]

  • The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck

    Greenville is really taking off. Pun intended. Did you know that The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck at Greenville-Spartanburg Airport was named one of the best airport restaurants in the country by USA Today readers? Having just opened in 2017, The Kitchen offers a more sophisticated dining experience for travelers. The other airports around the world … Continue reading The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck […]

  • Just Blend

    Let’s face it. We live in a constant state of being “too busy”. Whether you’re a parent, entrepreneur, side-hustler or just living life, it seems that everyone these days is looking to simplify their busy schedules. That’s exactly what Just Blend will do for you. “We prep your smoothies. You save the world.” Owner, Lizzy … Continue reading Just Blend […]

  • Antonio’s Pizza & Pasta

    When I think Italian, three things come to mind: huge portions, all the carbs, and great wine. At Antonio’s Pizza & Pasta, a family-owned Italian restaurant in the heart of Powdersville, SC, that’s exactly what you’ll get. I was pleasantly surprised as I walked in and saw a charming, rustic bar stocked with an array … Continue reading Antonio’s Pizza & Pasta […]

Greenville Events

Bon Secours Arena 

Peace Center

Nissan Stadium

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