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Real people with real differences were brought together to share a Virginia vacation built around things they love. Could the best of Virginia bring out the best in them? Is Virginia truly for Lovers? We decided to find out. 

John and Jená

  • John and Jená

    John and Jená’s parents are different in almost every way, and they’ve never all taken a vacation together. So we invited them to Richmond to come together as a family over great food and craft beer.

    They kicked off the trip at Legend Brewing Company for craft beers and sweeping views of the downtown skyline then headed to lunch at ZZQ in the historic Scott’s Addition neighborhood. From there, the two families took in views of the city and mighty James River from T. Potterfield Bridge before continuing the beer tour at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. They ended the day with a river cruise and al fresco dinner at The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing.
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John & Jared

  • Jared and John

    Since Jared came out to his father, the two have never had time alone to talk about it. So we brought them to Virginia’s coast and the Eastern Shore to share their love of oysters – and valuable time together.

    They hopped aboard a Pleasure House Oyster boat tour to harvest and taste oysters straight from Virginia Beach’s Lynnhaven River and explored the Chesapeake Bay via kayak with SouthEast Expeditions, located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. They topped off their evening with a waterside meal of fresh oysters and Virginia wine and craft beer.
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Femi & Joey

  • Femi and Joey

    Femi is a sommelier in Charleston, South Carolina. Joey grows grapes and makes his own wine in Tennessee.

    We brought these two strangers to Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains to explore the vineyards and sample some renowned Virginia wines. They started the day at Veritas Vineyards for a tasting and tour with winemaker Emily Pelton, followed by horseback riding and afternoon yoga. From there, the pair traveled to Carter Mountain Orchards for apple-picking and a quick game of cornhole. They ended the day at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards for a tour of the Kitchen Garden with chef Ian Rynecki before enjoying a delicious farm-to-table dinner – and breathtaking views – on the patio.
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