Your Guide to Visiting Virginia in October

Fall is officially here, and that means it's time for chilly nights by the fire, the changing of leaves, and taking a trip through Virginia’s colorful mountains. Start with a drive through stunning Southwest Virginia on one of our incredible scenic roadways, such as the Blue Ridge Parkway or…

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Trey Owens: Feeding Virginia Hearts, Souls, and Bellies

Virginia is bursting with farmers markets, farm-to-table and locally grown sourced eateries. Visitors and locals enjoy a wide variety of foodie experiences, including ghost kitchens, food trucks and restaurants. Meet Trey Owens (he/him), owner of two Richmond, VA-based restaurants - Soul Taco and…

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The Virginia Oyster: 400 Years of History

“There’s nothing quite like an oyster,” says Travis Croxton. “You pluck it from the sea, shuck it and eat it. You don’t need spices or sauces. It’s perfect just the way it is.” Travis should know. He’s one of the people who is bringing back craft Virginia oysters and making them among the…

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Walk The Line with Pride in Bristol

Nestled in Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains, Bristol is widely known for NASCAR, outdoor beauty and adventure, and the Birthplace of Country Music. Bristol is also unique in their downtown State Street which is divided by traditional double-yellow lines and also a brass marker noting the…

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Your Guide to Visiting Virginia in August

As summer weather reaches its peak in August, traveling west in Virginia towards higher elevations can lower temperatures by ten degrees or more. And with kids still out on summer break, you may want a destination that offers fun yet educational opportunities to keep them learning year-round…

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Notable Virginians: The Full History of George Washington

In the early efforts to honor George Washington, his admirers went overboard and created a mythical, almost God-like figure, building dozens of statues and telling storybook tales that did not have an ounce of truth to them. When he became known as the “father of our country,” a “father-like”…

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Where to Stay (& Sip!) in Virginia Wine Country

Virginia wine lovers spend their free time exploring the most celebrated wine trails throughout the Commonwealth, from the Shenandoah Valley to the Charlottesville area and into Northern Virginia, visiting vineyards with friends and family, taking in the stunning (and varied) landscapes of…

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Your Guide to Visiting Virginia in July

Summer may have arrived in June, but by the time July in Virginia comes around, the season is in full swing. Many people opt for a beach, lake, or bayfront vacation during the summertime, but an underrated destination is Virginia’s mountains. With temps often about ten degrees cooler than in the…

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Notable Virginians: The Tragic Life of Edgar Allan Poe

Most people visiting the State Capitol building in Richmond, Virginia are drawn to the huge equestrian statue of George Washington, which sits above a circle of other famous Virginia Revolutionary war heroes including Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and John Marshall. But just 100 feet away…

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