Home Sweet Motorhome

Recreational Vehicles (RVs) are currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity. In fact, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, sales are better than they’ve been in four decades! This trend is due in part to active Baby Boomers, with their newfound disposable incomes, who are looking to travel like they couldn’t before while working or…

The Super Cool Grandparents Guide

Purple Martin Tour: On this 2 hour sunset cruise to Bomb Island aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray yacht, you and your grandchild will experience over 750,000 purple martin birds circling above the island catching bugs for dinner and landing for the night; a trip your grandchild will never forget! Tours take place in July…

Day Trippin’: Walterboro, SC

From Columbia, head south on I-26 East for 55 miles, then merge onto I-95 South until you reach exit 57 onto SC-64 towards Walterboro. One way, your trip is right around an hour and a half— perfect for a day trip! SC Artisans Center Housed in a restored eight room Victorian cottage, the center showcases…

Day Trippin’: Spartanburg, SC

Spend a day this spring visiting Spartanburg, a thriving city in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains; home to charming plantations, an historic downtown, the BMW production plant, shopping, and creative cuisine. Spartanburg is a straight 93 miles north-west, about an hour and a half drive up I-26 West from Columbia. Musgrove Mill State…

Is Your Dog Bored or Restless?

Treat them with a trip to a local dog park! They’ll love exercising, splashing, and socializing with other pups. There are many parks in the Midlands where you can bring your pooch on a leash; the parks we list here are off-leash. Before you go, check the park’s website for additional rules and regulations. The…

Volunteers are Love in Motion

If you have extra time to give and are interested in assisting our area’s growing population of citizens over the age of 65, consider volunteering with Senior Resources. Senior Resources is a non-profit organization that provides support and services to thousands of seniors in the Midlands area. In 2017 they celebrated 50 years of empowering…

STAY in the Home You Love!

You want to stay in the home you love, but your home is full of limitations. Navigating certain areas has become more difficult due to physical issues. Warmer weather is here and you want to get out and enjoy your yard, porch, deck or pool. AccessNSM can help you make the modifications that will allow you…

Get to Know the Lake!

Interview with President + CEO of the Lake Murray Chamber of Commerce + lake enthusiast, Richard Peterson Most local residents know a little about Lake Murray – that it was created in 1930 to supply electrical power to the area by damming the Saluda River, that it’s beloved by the Purple Martins who nest there,…

Discover Romance in Columbia!

Try these ideas and go to GreatDatesColumbia.com! Ice skating Every year, the City of Columbia transforms Boyd Plaza into a winter wonderland with Main Street ICE! This annual tradition is a great way to have fun in the cold winter months! Opens Thanksgiving Day | 1515 Main Street (corner of Hampton & Main) SC Philharmonic…