Best of 2020

I think we’d all agree that 2020 isn’t a year we are going to forget anytime soon. In fact, it feels flippant to write a lighthearted post about our favorite camping destinations when so much of our world is struggling. Yet, I also feel like it is important to acknowledge that among the chaos and … Continue reading Best of 2020

Birthmas at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Daddy Joe’s in Tabor City, North Carolina

Apparently, people in my family tend to be very fertile in March and April because between the second week of November and January 1st our family celebrates nine birthdays. In fact, both my son’s birthdays fall the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, which has led us to adopt the term Birthmas to describe … Continue reading Birthmas at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Daddy Joe’s in Tabor City, North Carolina

Trial by Fire: River Bottom Farms Family Campground (Swansea, SC)

I gripped the steering wheel with white knuckles, heart racing, wondering what I’d gotten myself into this time. A few hours earlier, I had received a text from Steven saying he wanted me to haul the camper to the campground for the weekend while he finished up at work. I’d been saying I wanted to … Continue reading Trial by Fire: River Bottom Farms Family Campground (Swansea, SC)

Camping 101: Where to camp?

Anyone who has been camping for a while knows that campgrounds are booking up quicker than ever. In fact, getting a prized site at a popular campground often requires booking a year in advance. So, we would do a few “camping 101” posts to help all the newer campers learn the ropes. So, you bought … Continue reading Camping 101: Where to camp?

South Carolina Bucket List

Since we’re based in central South Carolina, we’re always looking for new and interesting places to visit in the Palmetto State. After some crowd sourcing, I created a bucket list of 25 “must dos” in South Carolina. (All photos were taken by us on our travels.) Drive Horse Pasture Road to Jumping Off Rock Overlook … Continue reading South Carolina Bucket List

EASYRunner Overland is now Seek The Scenic!

When we decided to start a blog and an Instagram account to record our adventures, we chose the name EASYRunner Overland. “EASY” was an acronym of our names: Everett, Alyssa, and Steven Yancey. “Runner” referred to our Toyota 4Runner that kick started our love of exploring as a family. And, “overland” referenced our love of … Continue reading EASYRunner Overland is now Seek The Scenic!

Mama Gone Wild

If you follow our Instagram account (@easyrunner_overland), then you may have seen the post about my solo trip to Dreher Island State Park a few weeks ago. I decided to write a post about the trip and how great it was to have a few days to myself for the Columbia Mom Blog. Click here … Continue reading Mama Gone Wild

We’re Back!

Did you miss us? Just kidding, we know you did! 😉 A lot has changed in our family and around the world since our last blog three and half months ago. Just days after we returned from our idyllic trip to Hunting Island State Park in March, COVID-19 arrived in South Carolina. By mid-March, I … Continue reading We’re Back!

Christmas Camping Magic: James Island County Park Campground

So, I’m a little hesitant to write this post because I’m worried if I tell everyone how magical James Island County Park Campground is during their Festival of Lights it’s going to be even more difficult to find a spot for next year! I don’t remember where I first heard about the Festival of Lights, … Continue reading Christmas Camping Magic: James Island County Park Campground

The good, the bad, and the ugly: Lake Greenwood State Park

(Written by Steven Yancey) So we meet again fellow travelers! I hope this entry finds you all well, healthy and many miles of good travels under your wheels. Where do we find the Yancey family in this entry of adventure you might ask? Well that’s a loaded question, as travelling with kids isn’t always pretty … Continue reading The good, the bad, and the ugly: Lake Greenwood State Park

Review: Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Golden Valley, NC

Last spring I started seeing chatter on Facebook about a new Yogi Bear Jellystone Park opening in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The pictures looked amazing! But as a family that typically stays at state or federal parks, the nightly rates of $79 to $99 during “shoulder season” (the span between Labor Day … Continue reading Review: Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Golden Valley, NC

Life is Better at the Beach

The sound of waves breaking along the shore. The slight saltiness of the sea air. The cool silkiness of the water. There’s something about the beach that can wash away the stress of everyday life, even if just for a few moments. As much as I am awestruck by mountains, canyons, and deserts; the beach … Continue reading Life is Better at the Beach

Mountain in the Midlands

There’s a mountain… in the Midlands! Last fall we started a quest to visit all of the state parks in South Carolina. So, on days we don’t have a particular destination in mind we let the toddler pick a dot on the map of the parks and point the 4Runner that direction. This past Sunday … Continue reading Mountain in the Midlands

The Accidental Overlanders

TripSavvy describes overlanding as a style of travel that involves “covering long distances in a motorized – usually off-road – vehicle, with the emphasis placed less on the destination and more on the journey.” About a year ago, we found ourselves driving from the Outer Banks of North Carolina in our 2009 Dodge Ram 2500. … Continue reading The Accidental Overlanders

The Journey Begins

New content coming soon! “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” -Babs Hoffman