Carolina Traveler Podcast

Hollywild-home to famous animals from TV and film-is celebrating the 31st annual Holiday Lights Safari Benefit through January 1. Celebrate the holidays with the one-of-a-kind Christmas lights display.
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In years past, GSP has welcomed holiday travelers with performances from young musicians, with local school bands, orchestras, and choirs coming to the terminal to share festive tunes and experience the joy of performing for an audience. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the holiday music program has been placed on hold. Tanglewood Middle School Band Director Mr. Josh Recinos and his students were kind enough to give us on update on what they've been up to in the meantime. We look forward to welcoming them to GSP next year. 

With holiday travel coming up and plans for 2022 adventures in the works, it's a great opportunity to consider how to travel in an impactful way. Meg James is the founder of Go and Do Good, a resource for choosing hotels that give back to others generously. 

GSP International Airport has just unveiled a new museum, dedicated to the past, present, and future of the airport and our connection to the community we serve.

GSP staff Michelle and Jonathan sit down with F.E. Hendrix and Phil Davis, residents of the communities that GSP now calls home. 

Airport Museum Overview- 0:40
F.E. Hendrix and Phil Davis Interview- 10:50

The Connections Gallery features talented artists from across the region. The current exhibit Student Showcase features work from emerging fine artists at six Upstate South Carolina colleges and universities. Artists Caroline Bass, Yasmin Lee, and Audrey Poltorak share the stories behind their work and insiders' perspectives on campus life. 

Caroline Bass- 0:53
Yasmin Lee- 4:51
Audrey Poltorak- 11:34

GSP introduces the Connections Gallery to celebrate regional artists with rotating exhibits. The inaugural exhibit 3D at GSP featured sculpture artists from across the southeast. First prize winner Ivana Beck discusses her award-winning work.
Ivana's sculpture is still visible online at or

GSP introduces the Connections Gallery to celebrate regional artists with rotating exhibits. The inaugural exhibit 3D at GSP featured sculpture artists from across the southeast. Second prize winner Abigail Huess discusses her process and introduces the first of many rotating fine arts exhibits.
Abigail's work is still visible online at or

Pack your bags for Nashville, TN! GSP launches nonstop service to BNA with Contour Airlines beginning November 17. I spoke with Contour Airlines CEO Matt Chaifetz about this exciting, and frequently requested service.
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AAA Carolinas offers travel resources for members and nonmembers alike. Local experts Kristina and Rachel share tips to help your travel plans go smoothly through the holidays and into 2022.
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Just in time for the Fall Harvest Festival, join co-owner Catherine Garrison to learn about Anderson County's Denver Downs Farm. Denver Downs is a South Carolina Century Farm owned and operated by the Garrison family since 1869. It was established as a cotton farm, transitioned to a dairy farm, and today is still a working farm devoted to agritourism and entertainment for the whole family.

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Upstate International is a Greenville, SC-based nonprofit that exists to empower people and businesses of all nations to thrive in the Upstate. Hear from Executive Director Tracie Frese about how you can connect with the world through programs, events, and initiatives that foster the dynamic exchange of international cultures and ideas.
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Learn all about the 2021 Fall for Greenville festival with Board Chair Megan Finnern. We'll see you out there October 7-10, 2021 for this annual event.

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