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    Discovering Loudoun County's Wineries

    Loudoun County, located minutes from Dulles International Airport and a short drive from the Nation’s Capital, is quickly gaining a reputation as “D.C.’s Wine Country.” The area offers more than 40 wineries and tasting rooms, located down... more

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    A Tale of Two Towns

    “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” It was the best because I was heading home…to my hometown of Boones Mill, located in Franklin County in southwestern Virginia. It really wasn’t the worst of times. I’ve just always thought... more

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    Ride the Ducks providing guests with an overview of the Branson area

    A Destination for All Ages: Branson, Missouri

    A family vacation that can keep three generations happy – is that mission impossible? Not in Branson, Missouri! With its blend of shows, shopping, natural beauty and clean family fun, Branson will please everyone. more

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    Small Town Virginia: Getting Real in Farmville

    Chances are that you’ve heard of Farmville. No, I’m not talking about a game that you play on your smart phone. I’m not talking about virtual reality. I’m talking about reality, itself, which is somewhat novel these days. I’m talking about what... more


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    You Won’t Believe the “New” Norfolk

    I was all set to do our annual May article on summer beach travel. You know, I was going to say something about there being lots of sand and sun and waves and all that. Trust me, it would have been a marvelous article. But before I could write it... more


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    “…Chincoteague Island, you’re more than just a dream. You’re more than just a vision. You’re paradise to me. I can’t wait to get there. I never want to leave, and I know the blue herons are waiting there for me.” more

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    Drive down Kilmarnock’s Main Street, and you’ll get an idea of what Small Town Virginia is all about. Besides a Main Street that looks like it could be a movie set, Kilmarnock offers virtually anything you might hope to find in a 21st-century... more

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    Photo/Doug Puffenbarger

    Small Town Virginia: Monterey

    I should know better than to take a trip into the mountains of Virginia. Every time I do, I come back to Richmond ready to pack my bags and head for the hills. Although, I had been wanting to visit Monterey, Virginia ever since I first heard about... more

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    Small Town Virginia: Beautiful and Historic Leesburg

    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

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    Wine with a View

    Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains are one of the most scenic parts of America’s landscape. Winding its way through the heart of the mountains is the Blue Ridge Parkway, spanning 469 miles and offering visitors some of the best mountain views in the... more

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