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Photo: Visit Loudoun

One thing I love about Richmond is that it sits in the center of so much of the state’s beauty and history. I can go two hours or so in any direction and be in some place that is completely different. That’s exactly what I did recently when I... more

Nov 14, 2017 11:24 AM TRAVEL

The search for a small-town living experience will take you off the beaten path. And that’s exactly where Urbanna, Virginia is. more

Sep 5, 2017 2:59 PM TRAVEL

Is it the terroir of Virginia’s Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula or just the fact that we love our wine? Whatever the reason, you’ll discover several excellent wineries when you travel the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail. more

Sep 5, 2017 2:28 PM TRAVEL

Echoes of the past reverberate throughout Central Virginia. Sites of historic interest abound around every corner and down every ... more

Jan 31, 2017 7:00 AM ENTERTAINMENT

As we say goodbye to another beautiful fall, Virginians stand divided. Some will grieve the loss of warmer weather while others embrace the Winter. Luckily for ... more

Jan 26, 2017 9:01 AM TRAVEL

As day dawned in Eastern Tennessee on December 7, 1941, likely none of the several hundred families living in the valley that encompassed portions of Roane and Anderson Counties had any idea that the events unfolding on the Hawaiian island of ... more

Jul 10, 2016 7:55 AM TRAVEL

Richmond’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean makes a beach-based getaway a natural day trip, weekend retreat or extended-stay vacation. And Virginia Beach’s busy, vibrant nature easily keeps boredom at bay, whether you’re exercising your own ... more

May 6, 2016 8:25 AM TRAVEL

When I was a kid, they used to call Miami Beach the “sun and fun capital of the world.” Well move over, Miami. The Outer Banks deserves that moniker today. Over the past couple of decades, North Carolina’s Outer Banks has become so cool, it’s ... more

Mar 11, 2016 4:04 PM TRAVEL

The Cowboy Way – What is it? I asked that question of Ashlyn Elick, who grew up on her parents’ working guest ranch, Texas Ranch Life in ... more

Mar 10, 2016 10:53 AM TRAVEL

For a state as steeped in history as Virginia is, the past is like a natural resource. And as important as the Revolutionary and Civil wars have been to the commonwealth’s tourism industry, another historical resource is gaining attention in ... more

Mar 2, 2016 4:00 PM TRAVEL

Anyone can fly fish. No, really: If I can fly fish, anyone can. I have written two guidebooks about fly fishing and lecture frequently throughout the Mid-Atlantic, so I have met hundreds of people who tell me that they have always wanted to ... more

Mar 2, 2016 8:00 AM Sports

Imagine yourself in a graciously appointed inn, one designed to create an elegant but comfortable, home-like atmosphere. Wander past the lobby to the living room and library, where people linger to chat, read or sit by the fire. more

Jan 12, 2016 4:38 PM TRAVEL

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Photos courtesy of The Homestead

It was a pleasant mid-fall afternoon when I turned off Interstate 85 near Staunton. I was heading towards Bath County. While I had grown up in the mountains of Virginia, in Franklin County, I had never spent any time in this neck of the woods. more

Jan 9, 2016 9:00 AM TRAVEL

Among bragging rights claimed by the commonwealth, the title “Birthplace of Presidents” provides both historic pride and an enjoyable, educational travel itinerary. In Virginia, we can boast eight native sons who were elected ... more

Jan 5, 2016 12:00 PM TRAVEL

"The more that you read, The more things you will know, The more that you learn, The more places you’ll go." Dr. Seuss, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! more

Nov 30, 2015 11:44 AM TRAVEL

I knew the name. I’ve been in Virginia long enough for it to ring a bell. But I had no idea. No idea. more

Nov 30, 2015 10:52 AM TRAVEL

Like the tides receding from the shoreline, cooling seasonal temperatures slowly empty out beach resorts. Yet these summertime hot spots have a beauty that never disappears, in aesthetics or activities. In Wilmington, North Carolina, the... more

Nov 18, 2015 11:40 AM TRAVEL

Roanoke Pinball Museum

Photo: Don Peterson

You probably recall the fun of playing a pinball machine: the shiny steel ball skittering from bumper to bumper, into kickers and slingshots, hitting targets when you were lucky and slipping past your flippers when you weren’t. All the while... more

Nov 18, 2015 9:40 AM TRAVEL

If you’re a fan of Octobers, there’s no better place to be than the mountains of Virginia. And while there is no bad time of year to head for the hills, we are entering the most glorious time of the year to seek a Virginia mountain destination. more

Oct 16, 2015 4:15 AM TRAVEL

I couldn’t decide whether to look up or scan the sights at eye level. I didn’t want to miss the colorful shops and restaurants along this historic main street – a chocolatier, antiques, books and music, boutiques, restaurants and cafés. But when ... more

Sep 25, 2015 4:00 PM TRAVEL

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