Spread Your Wings & Land at Riverbanks Zoo

Sleeping Koala at Riverbanks Zoo by Sara Kendall

If you’re looking for an animal adventure, then head south of the border to the Riverbanks Zoo. It’s just an hour and a half drive away in Columbia, SC. Fall is the perfect time of year to watch animals enjoy the milder days that autumn brings to the region. Riverbanks is a combination zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden located along the Saluda River. At 170 acres, it’s a perfectly sized zoo that packs a lot of animals inside its borders. [Continue reading]

Weekend in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

The Island in Pigeon Forge by Sara Kendall

If you love Myrtle Beach, then you will love Pigeon Forge. The setting may be the Great Smoky Mountains instead of the Grand Strand, but many of the attractions will feel really familiar. Off the main strip, visitors can choose from a wide range of … [Continue reading]

Big Adventure at US National Whitewater Center

USNWC by Sara Kendall

If it’s a big adventure you’re after, look no further than the US National Whitewater Center. It’s the official Olympic Training Center for whitewater slalom racing and right in Charlotte’s own backyard. Don’t let their name mislead you. Rafting is a … [Continue reading]