Home | Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Our Fan Newsletter
GwdToday | Greenwood, SC
• Greenwood
• Lakelands
• School
• State
• Local Sports
• Collegiate
• GHS Eagle Football
• Newest Listings
• Employment
• Merchandise
• Real Estate
• Recreation
• Transportation
• Yard Sales
• Promotions
• On The Town
• Events
• Dining & Nightlife
• Business Spotlight

Crime Network
• Arrest Reports
• Most Wanted
• SC Sex Offenders
His Section
• Church News & Events
• Prayer Request
• Obituaries
• Notices
• Birthdays
• Weddings / Anniv / Engagements
• Reunions
• Letters to Editor
• GwdToday Contest
• Announcements

home : greenwood living : travel September 30, 2014

Touring Europe? Must-see countries, cities, sights - and sites!
(BPT) - Whether you’re a seasoned world traveler or going abroad for the first time, few global destinations deliver the blend of variety and accessibility that Europe does. Visiting Europe – especially on a guided tour – allows first-timers to immerse themselves into inter-cultur... (click to continue...)

4 ways military service members can better manage their move
(BPT) - The military gives individuals and families the opportunity to explore the world, but that exploration often requires frequent moving. Rarely is this a smooth process. Service members can receive assistance through Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and Personally Procured Moves (PPM) progra... (click to continue...)

Little known facts about vacation time
(BPT) - While many Americans are enjoying or planning their last big hurrah for the summer – the beach, music festivals, campfires and time with family and friends – some may not be quite so lucky. Here are some facts you should know about your prized vacation time.Paid vacation time is... (click to continue...)

Don't be stuck in the heat walking on your feet: how to prep your car for summer driving
(BPT) - It is summer and you can’t wait to get out on the road to head to the cabin, on vacation or just a nice carefree ride with the windows down. But while you may be ready to go, is your car? These quick vehicle inspection tips will help you make sure your vehicle is ready for the open ro... (click to continue...)

Disconnect to reconnect: Ideas for memorable outdoor family vacations
  This summer, it’s time to disconnect from technology and reconnect with family. There’s no better way to do this than with a family vacation that brings everyone closer to nature. A trip to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia will connect you to the great outdoors while bri... (click to continue...)

The skinny on glamping - glamorous camping [Infographic]
(BPT) - Glamping has been named one of the hottest trends in girls getaways. The Skinny Cow brand is celebrating the latest must-try adventure in the great outdoors – without all the outdoorsy-ness, of course – with its “Girls Gone Glamping” giveaway and rewarding nine lucky... (click to continue...)

Conquer road trips with a kid-friendly, entertainment checklist
(BPT) - Road trips can be tough. From the Cleavers to the Kardashians, being stuck in a crowded car for hours can be hard for any family – and while vacations are fun, surviving the trip is easier said than done. This year, as you haul the family on your annual road trip, remember the key to ... (click to continue...)

How to say goodbye to work worries while on vacation
(BPT) - Summer has just begun and that long-awaited vacation is on the horizon. Unfortunately, it can quickly pass you by and before you know it, that precious vacation time has been wasted due to inadequate trip planning or a basic inability to relax.Twenty-three percent of Americans take no vacat... (click to continue...)

Smart ideas to get your car running, and looking, its best before your next road trip
(BPT) - Are you a self-proclaimed road warrior who loves when other drivers do a double take to admire your well-cared-for car? Do you like to make others envious of your engine’s soft purr, your car’s immaculate finish, manicured curves and polished accents? Even if you’re not a ... (click to continue...)

Prevent theft from being the story of your vacation with these security tips
(BPT) - Your school days are finished and that summer vacation is within your sights. This year you’ve planned the trip down to the last detail and made all of the final arrangements, but even if you’ve given your destination extensive thought, you may not have considered what you&rsquo... (click to continue...)

Top reasons why your next cruise should be a river cruise
(BPT) - The travel industry’s hottest trend, river cruising, provides a wonderful alternative to mainstream cruises and megaships. With hundreds of options to sail the amazing waterways of Europe (the Danube, Rhine, Rhone, Seine, Saone and Moselle rivers) and exotic destinations via the Yangt... (click to continue...)

Fall in love with a trip to the Lone Star State
(BPT) - With the summer season winding down, the onset of fall foliage with the cooler temperatures, and a variety of events and festivals, fall presents one of the best times of year to visit the Lone Star State. Fall in Texas means plenty of fairs, outdoor music events, cheering crowds, wine harv... (click to continue...)

The big cover-up: sun-smart tips for skin
(BPT) - Summer is a time for playing and relaxing in the great outdoors, but activities like volleyball, enjoying a picnic lunch in the park or even driving to work with the sunroof open can lead to unexpected sun exposure.Nearly 50 percent of men and women would use more sunscreen if they could tr... (click to continue...)

Providing national defense from the air and the sea: An exciting opportunity from America's Navy
(BPT) - When it comes to protecting America, a group of highly trained Navy Pilots and Naval Flight Officers are ready to serve from the air and the sea. This world-class team maneuvers the most sophisticated airplanes and helicopters to electronically detect and track ships, submarines, aircraft a... (click to continue...)

See how amazing vacation destinations keep the water flowing [Infographic]
(BPT) - Spring is here, and with it, increased travel. Did you know that some hotels use advanced technology to treat their water for guest use? The Gran Melia in the Canary Islands uses desalination technology to treat seawater for use in everything from their swimming pools and spas to showers. S... (click to continue...)

Keep your car cool on the road this summer
(BPT) - Summer temperatures can be notoriously hard on your car. Whether it’s a summer road trip or your daily commute to work, you could potentially find yourself stranded on the side of the road with an overheated engine or driving with no air conditioning. While you can’t prevent nor... (click to continue...)

Best way to handle aggressive drivers? Model better behavior
(BPT) - Aggressive drivers speed, drive too fast or carelessly, change lanes without warning, cut off other vehicles, tailgate and pass in ways that endanger others. Aggressive driving likely causes “a substantial number” of the 6.8 million crashes that occur every year on American high... (click to continue...)

What's standing in the way of your weekend down time? [Infographic]
(BPT) - Americans look to the weekend for a break from the work week, but most people aren’t getting that respite these days. What’s keeping people from fully enjoying their weekends? To answer that question, Hampton Hotels launched its Embrace Your Weekend Self campaign and conducted a... (click to continue...)

3 tips to keep technology safe and accessible while traveling
(BPT) - Are you dreaming of a vacation? Whether you’re planning a family trip, a romantic getaway for two, or a solo adventure, technology will likely be by your side. But using technology while away often requires some advance prep to reduce potential disruptions to your personal services, i... (click to continue...)

What happens when camping and glamour collide?
(BPT) - You love the great outdoors, you really do but you were somehow gifted with that sweet blood mosquitoes crave. Not only that but your body simply doesn’t do well sleeping on the ground and, let’s be honest, it takes no small amount of lighter fluid and matches for you to warm yo... (click to continue...)

Home on the road: Insight and advice about America's driving habits
(BPT) - Our homes may be our castles, but as we do more and spend more time in our vehicles, our four-wheeled chariots are not too far behind.We eat, talk, work, and sometimes even dress in our vehicles. We do things we’re not supposed to – specifically, texting. And we’re increas... (click to continue...)

Keeping your eyes (and tires) on the road
(BPT) - Have you ever thought about all of the distractions associated with driving? Weather, kids, pets, eating, cell phones, billboards, the radio and even a friend riding shotgun all compete for the driver’s ever-shrinking attention span.Some distractions like cell phone usage - whether ta... (click to continue...)

Multi-family travel bridges cultures and inspires life-long friendships
(BPT) - What could be better than experiencing a new, exciting place with your children, grandchildren and other family members? Sharing those experiences with other families! Traveling in a group that includes multiple families can vastly enrich the travel experience, build cultural bridges and gi... (click to continue...)

Move safely by packing smart [Infographic]
(BPT) - Packing a moving truck is about more than what goes into the truck. It’s all about how you pack the vehicle as well. Learn these tips from Penske to ensure your possessions arrive safe and secure at your new home.  ... (click to continue...)

How to avoid crowds in Rome
(BPT) - Rome has been a starring city on the world stage throughout history. Art is all around you in this cultural center where pieces by Bernini, Raphael, Caravaggio and Michelangelo are daily decor. The city surrounds you with masterpieces from throughout the ages, making it a highly coveted des... (click to continue...)

Seeing the USA? Summer travel that includes unique hardwood hotspots
(BPT) - Finalizing your summer travel plans? Thinking outside the box to find destinations that combine history, architecture and nature can make travel that much more memorable.Whether it’s a leisurely road trip through the Keystone State or an action-packed fly-in to catch a baseball game i... (click to continue...)

Just south of the usual: Tips for enjoying a South America vacation
(BPT) - Colorful is the best word to describe Latin American, thanks to its varied history, cultures, historic sights, natural attractions and wildlife opportunities. From vibrant Rio de Janeiro to the intriguing Amazon Jungle; from the enigmatic Machu Picchu to the fascinating Galapagos Islands an... (click to continue...)

Bad driving habits that kill fuel efficiency [Infographic]
(BPT) - There’s a cost to “bad driving” – literally.  With summer travel season upon us, make sure you’re not being a “bad driver” and spending more than you should on gas. Practice “good driving” habits and you may have enough savings to p... (click to continue...)

Craving an unplugged vacation? Secrets to keeping the family road trip fun
(BPT) - Whoever said the journey is part of the fun probably never took a summer road trip with hungry, bored children in the backseat of the family car. Keeping kids occupied and their tummies full goes a long way toward making a driving vacation fun for everyone. But if you don’t want kids ... (click to continue...)

All roads lead to Nashville [Infographic]
(BPT) - Named one of the best places to visit in 2014 by Travel + Leisure, Fodor’s and The New York Times, Nashville is the ultimate country music destination. Visitors flock to Nashville’s famous attractions, like the Grand Ole Opry, an American entertainment icon, and Blue Bird Cafe, ... (click to continue...)

America's most iconic college campuses
(BPT) -   As fall welcomes students back to campus, scholars crisscross the college quad with books and backpacks. Autumn leaves fall around the historic architecture and hallowed halls invite inquisitive minds inside. According to travel inspiration website DreamPlanGo, these world-class inst... (click to continue...)

A different kind of godmother: River cruise godmothers stay with ships, cruise line
(BPT) - Throughout the history of cruising, cruise lines have traditionally called upon celebrities, royalty, heads of state, or others with little or no ties to the cruise industry to serve as godmothers to their ships.  For most cruise ship godmothers, the role is thus largely ceremonial &nd... (click to continue...)

Current events: River cruising continues as travel's hottest trend
(BPT) - Ask any travel agent, pick up a travel magazine or put the question to a travel expert, and you’ll learn that river cruising continues to be the hottest trend in travel. When something enjoys this kind of tremendous growth and popularity, you can be sure that it’s changing rapid... (click to continue...)

The road to a stress-free vacation is as easy as 1-2-3
(BPT) - Following what was known as the “Polar Vortex” for millions of Americans, the summer travel season is finally here. This year will be the second highest traveled year since 2000, with the vast majority of people – more than 80 percent – traveling by car, according to... (click to continue...)

5 packing tips to make the back-to-college move easier
(BPT) - Back-to-school season has thousands of college students packing their childhood rooms into cars, vans and moving trailers to transport into dorms and off-campus apartments. While college students usually don’t have a lot of belongings that need to be moved, the process can be exhausti... (click to continue...)

Where do traveling moms like to vacation? [Infographic]
(BPT) - Is there an epic family vacation you’ll never forget and have always wanted to re-create? The Active Family Project, a health and wellness initiative designed to empower moms to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with their families, is here to help! They surveyed 1,000 moms with ch... (click to continue...)

Safety essentials so you can enjoy the great outdoors
(BPT) - The great outdoors begs to be explored this summer. From week-long camping trips to spending an afternoon at the park with the kids, there’s so much to see and do during the warm weather months that it may be hard to choose where to start.If you’re packing up for a long hiking t... (click to continue...)

Rock out in style this summer with a few simple tips
(BPT) - Is there any better way to spend a beautiful warm night than at an outdoor concert or festival? The sounds of music filling the air, the smell of great food around you and fun times with friends and family…it just doesn’t get any sweeter.If you’re a little unsure what to ... (click to continue...)

Size wise: Intimate experiences, exclusive attractions draw travelers to small-group tours
(BPT) - Small-group travel is growing in a big way. Intimate experiences, exclusive attractions, and the opportunity to create lasting bonds with other travelers are drawing more vacationers to small groups (24 or fewer people) – and tour companies are adding itineraries to meet the demand.Ta... (click to continue...)

Religious guidance, moral support and more roles filled by Navy Chaplain Corps
(BPT) - When serving domestically and overseas, Sailors are away from home, family, familiar settings and traditions. Many use their beliefs and faith to help them understand and manage the unfamiliar surroundings they’re experiencing. Guidance, moral support and worship opportunities are cri... (click to continue...)

River cruising news: Room innovations and hot itineraries from the 'World's Best River Cruise Line'
(BPT) - For decades – and thanks in no small part to the success of the TV show “The Love Boat” – it seemed that in the minds of most travelers, a cruise vacation automatically implied a languid ocean voyage aboard an oversized ship shared with hundreds, if not thousands, of... (click to continue...)

Take a drive through road trip history [Infographic]
(BPT) - Some things have changed over the years, but our love for the road has not. According to a recent survey fielded by Jiffy Lube International, today, 78 percent of Americans think a road trip is the best type of vacation. With more drivers on the road than ever before, let’s take a tri... (click to continue...)

Packing for your summer trip: wardrobe essentials
(BPT) - Summer vacation is here and with it, the frustration of packing a suitcase to cover a trip’s worth of activities. But with careful planning and reuse of key items, it’s easy to look fashionable no matter where your travels take you.“First of all, don’t fall into the ... (click to continue...)

Korea offers undiscovered beauty, romantic spa getaways
(BPT) - Daydreaming of a lush spa getaway? How about an exotic change of scenery? South Korea offers all of this and more. Boasting world-class spas, stunning views, and topnotch shopping, South Korea is the ideal destination for those searching for a unique vacation destination.Jejudo Island, just... (click to continue...)

Travel secrets revealed: How to experience a destination like a local
(BPT) - Travelers today want more from their vacations, including authentic experiences that are off the beaten path. Knowing where the locals go and what they like to do is key to discovering the hidden gems of any destination. Fortunately, finding this seemingly secret information is easier than ... (click to continue...)

What's important when you travel? [Infographic]
(BPT) - A new survey reveals that millennials are more likely than older travelers to seek out hotels with luxury services such as dry cleaning (32 percent), massage or spa services (30 percent) and pet-friendliness (23 percent). Furthermore, the survey shows millennial travelers are more likely to... (click to continue...)

Some things are as timeless as a great big alligator
 A lot has changed over the last 65 years since Gatorland first opened its doors to the public. Music, clothes, politics and food are all radically different from what they were in 1949. Now, as Gatorland celebrates its 65th birthday, it appears some changes have made the world easier, but man... (click to continue...)

Teenagers not driving safe cars, study shows
(BPT) - Taking the driving test and earning a license is a cherished rite of passage for teenagers across the country. With their license in hand, they view the road as their gateway to independence and they eagerly look forward to what’s around the next curve. In order to do this, however, a... (click to continue...)

Sea to shining sea: Must-see North America tours for summer travelers
(BPT) - From California’s Gold Coast to New England’s charming seaside towns, and from the rolling hills of Kentucky horse country to the thrilling frontier lands of Alaska, North America is filled from “sea to shining sea” with sights and experiences to thrill travelers of ... (click to continue...)

Advanced Search

Greenwood Living
Home | Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Our Fan Newsletter
GwdToday.com • 720 Montague Ave Suite 314 • Greenwood • SC • 29649 • News@GwdToday.com
Software © 1998-2014 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved