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Danielle Emerson

Danielle Emerson is the Content Director for Virginia Tourism and has been a passionate advocate for bringing travelers to the state for over 15 years. A proud Virginia native, Danielle loves to share the Virginia is for Lovers message in and out of the office. Outside of work, you’ll find her gardening, sampling local food and drinks, and exploring Virginia’s great outdoors with her two rescue pit bulls, Juneau and River.

Stargazing in Virginia

Virginia has some of the best stargazing on the East Coast, with many wide-open spaces free of light pollution and high-tech observatories open to the public. Plan a Virginia stargazing trip near you and channel your inner astronomer. Know Before You Go: Be sure to check the forecast before you go…

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Virginia’s Best Candy Stores & Chocolate Shops

Novelty and vintage candies and chocolate creations are just a few sugar-filled treats available at Virginia's candy stores and artisan chocolate shops. Order online and send a surprise package to someone you love, or hop in the car and create your own decadent trick-or-treating road trip. —FOR…

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Small Towns with Big Outdoor Personality

A while ago we suggested 8 small towns for those who love the convenience of amenities and easy access to outdoor activities. But why stop at eight? Here are seven more Virginia towns that are small in size, but big in outdoor personality. Have you been to one of these towns? Tell us about your…

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8 Small Towns for Outdoor Lovers

From trail towns surrounded by mountain vistas to sleepy seaside escapes, these eight Virginia towns make perfect weekend getaways for outdoor lovers. If you like spending your days hiking, biking, paddling, and fishing, but also want easy access to amenities, make note to explore these Virginia…

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