Breweries

Enjoy the mountain air, beer, and more in Nelson County

October 9, 2017

In scenic Nelson County, Va., you’re always within hollering distance of a location where exquisite beverages are being brewed, distilled, fermented, or served.  Three hours south of Washington, D.C., this rural county boasts just one […]

Breweries

Travel Va.’s Beer, Wine, and Shine Trail this fall

October 1, 2017

Since its earliest Colonial days, Virginia’s Newport News has been facing outward toward the Chesapeake Bay and the sea beyond. Initially for trading with England, then later for its shipbuilding industry, Newport News built a […]

Destinations

Good things coming up in Charlottesville

October 1, 2017

We were on our way to Lynchburg, Va., on Aug. 11 and passed on the outskirts of Charlottesville at 11:00am, blissfully unaware of the tragic confrontation unfolding there. When we learned about the violent protest, […]

Camping

Explore a wild blueway in Southern Va.

August 25, 2017

Combine three rivers, two lakes, dozens of easy access points, and unspoiled terrain with a location that’s easy to reach and you have the Southern Virginia Blueway. You can spend a day on a lake […]

Culture

Where in Va. is James Monroe?

July 31, 2017

We associate George Washington with Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson with Monticello and Poplar Forest, and James Madison with Montpelier; all imposing Virginia homes of early presidents. But, quickly now, what place do you associate with […]

Biking

Ride to the star and back in Roanoke

July 17, 2017

Let the Roanoke Star be your reward for a 6-mile mountain bike ride that includes a thousand feet of climbing. Start in the Virginia city’s historic Grandin Village and head toward Mill Mountain Park, which […]