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    Hot and Cold Winter Getaways

    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

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    The Grape Escape

    As the Birthplace of American Wine, Virginia wines are finally beginning to receive the respect they deserve and the recognition that Thomas Jefferson once dreamed of. The Monticello American Viticultural Area (AVA) has become Virginia’s most ... more

    Sep 12, 2016

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    Discovering the Secrets of the Secret City

    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

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    What’s New in Virginia Beach?

    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

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    Find Your Fun On the Outer Banks

    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

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    The Cowboy Way

    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

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    On the Crooked Road

    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

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    Because You Deserve It: Treat Yourself to Salamander Resort

    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

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    Photos courtesy of The Homestead

    Awash in the Beauty and Tranquility of Bath County

    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

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    Ten Presidential Itineraries

    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

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    Ten Must-See Regional Museums

    "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

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    Keswick Hall: An Elegant, Easy Escape

    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

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