A few months back I submitted Travelers Rest for consideration of the coolest small town contest being done by Budget Travel Magazine. This morning they announced that we are one of 15 small towns chosen. I am so excited! There were 924 nominations. Please go to the website and vote. You can vote every day for the next 30 days. http://www.budgettravel.com/contest/americas-coolest-small-towns-2013,14/
Here is what they said about my little town.
Travelers Rest, SC
It’s ironic: in Travelers Rest—a town whose unusual name came from the inns and taverns that served as stopping points for pioneer-era settlers and cattle drovers trekking through the area—resting is likely to be the last thing on the agenda. At the foot of the Blue Ridge, the town is nestled among state parks, and its popular Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 13.5 bike path connecting TR (as it’s known locally) with neighboring Greenville, SC. Built on a former railroad track, the flat trail draws avid cyclists as well as families, helping this small town thrive even through the economic downturn. A bustling downtown, the result of a dedicated revitalization effort, boasts antique shops, coffee houses, and excellent BBQ, chicken, and waffle joints.