Culture

Mountain State Scenic Train Rides

May 1, 2015

The shriek of an old-fashioned train whistle, deep in the forest of Pocahontas County, W.Va., is no fantasy. Mountain Rail Adventures, offered by the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad, operates historic steam-driven locomotives and vintage […]

Culture

Spring family fun in Virginia’s state parks

April 12, 2015

Virginia’s 38 state parks offer families natural beauty, along with fun, adventure, and even history, and many of them are just a short drive away. Mason Neck is located in Lorton, Fairfax County, on the […]

Culture

Pirate thrills and mountain biking chills in Huntingdon

April 12, 2015

On the charming streets of Huntingdon, Pa., a college town about three hours from Washington, D.C., visitors can swashbuckle with pirates or dance to swing music, all within a five-block neighborhood of this Victorian-era community. […]

Culture

On the Radio: Assassination staycation

April 12, 2015

Federal News Radio’s Nicole Ogrysko speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about fun things to do in and near the nation’s capital. This week: Washington’s Crime Museum sponsors a walking tour of places associated with […]

Breweries

Plan your own brews cruise

April 5, 2015

Federal News Radio’s Nicole Ogrysko speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about fun things to do in and near the nation’s capital. This week: Tour the craft breweries of York, Pennsylvania

Biking

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 […]