Big names to appear at Delaware music festival

April 5, 2015

Some of the biggest names in country music will appear at the Big Barrel Country Music Festival in Dover, Del., June 26–28 — the weekend after the annual Firefly Music Festival. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, […]


Pick a trail in Fayetteville, N.C.

April 2, 2015

Proudly calling itself “Freedom’s Home,” Fayetteville, N.C., is best known as the location of Fort Bragg, which has the largest military population in the country. Visitors typically tour the impressive Airborne and Special Operations Museum […]

Adventures in Taste

Craft roasters drive coffee renaissance in Mid-atlantic

April 1, 2015

The story goes that a goat herder named Kaldi, back in ninth-century Ethiopia, noticed that his flock became particularly perky after eating red berries that clustered on a low-growing tree. Another legend holds that Sheik […]


Museums highlight women in history with new exhibits

March 23, 2015

Two museums in Hampton, Va., are highlighting more than 350 years of contributions by women with special exhibits during 2015. Telling the truth The Truth About Women: Myth and Reality, an exhibit running through Aug. […]


Three reasons to visit West Virginia this spring

March 22, 2015

Springtime in West Virginia brings three great reasons to visit: whitewater rafting, scenic train rides, and birdwatching. Special packages, events, and festivals surrounding these popular activities make vacation planning a snap for friends and families […]


France’s Rhone Valley reds really shine

March 20, 2015

Some of my favorite big, bold, red wines come from the Rhone Valley in southeast France. This is the home of syrah and syrah-blended wines, and there are some great ones. The Rhone River runs […]


Giveaway: A getaway for two in West Virginia

March 16, 2015

This contest has ended. See our latest contest here. Enter to win a two-night getaway for two to Capon Springs & Farms, an all-inclusive West Virginia Mountain Resort. Dine on homemade comfort food meals with […]