An Insider’s Guide to Far Southwest Virginia

Further from the population centers of the Eastern Seaboard, Southwest Virginia is a mountainous – and very beautiful – part of the state that begs to be explored and enjoyed by outdoor lovers. The opportunities are there, whether it be hiking to the highest point in the state, pedaling rugged…

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5 Small Towns for a Weekend Getaway in Virginia

Expedia.com and Virginia Tourism suggest the best ways to experience the state’s small-town vibes. Forget big, fast, noisy cities—It’s time to turn down the volume, slow your pace, and step into some small-town Virginia charm. Make no mistake, this southern state is teeming with magnetic towns…

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Exploring Virginia's Water Trails and Blueways

The state of Virginia has an amazing array and variety of places to paddle, from the shores and coves of the Atlantic Ocean to the rolling rivers of the Piedmont to the splashing mountain streams of the Appalachian highlands. Many of these canoeing and kayaking opportunities within Virginia have…

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7 Immersive Experiences for the Ultimate Foodie

Do you consider yourself a genuine “foodie”? Are you the type of person that makes reservations months in advance to dine at a critically-acclaimed restaurant on opening night? If so, we’ve got just the thing for you. Check out these seven experiences designed for the ultimate foodies that go beyond…

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10 Virginia Coastal Paddling Destinations

Look at a map. Virginia boasts a significant amount of shoreline bordering tidal rivers, salty bays, and open ocean. These coastal waters provide a wealth of destinations for paddling Virginia, whether you are exploring immense and regal Chesapeake Bay, lower tidal Rappahannock River, or Parkers…

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Virginia’s Best Towns for Paddlers

Paddling in Virginia has never been better – or easier, with the rise of paddling trails, more put-ins and takeouts, and the opening of previously unpaddled waters. In Virginia, you can canoe or kayak the coastal environs of the Eastern Shore, Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Beach. Or you can go inland…

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Lesser-Known Summer Vacations in Virginia

Virginia is full of well-known summer destinations- think, stunning State Parks, Virginia Beach or historic destinations like Colonial Williamsburg. While these are all awesome spots for a summer vacay, they tend to get booked up early and are, of course, a little more crowded. For anyone looking…

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20 Virginia Flatwater Paddling Destinations

When it comes to flatwater paddling possibilities, Virginia is hard to beat. Not only does it have numerous bays, coves, and inlets of the Atlantic tidal regions to explore in your kayak or canoe, Virginia also has alluring and scenic reservoirs dotting the countryside, from massive impoundments…

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