Author: Chad Thompson

"Fall" in LOVE in Southwest Virginia Fall in Southwest Virginia is a very special time of year. It's a time when the landscape begins to change and take a rest until Spring. The air begins to cool and the leaves begin to turn beautiful shades of red, yellow, and orange. Fall is also a great time to enjoy fun activities with your significant other. Here's a list of fun Fall things for couples in Southwest Virginia. Visit...

Autumn is a special and magical time of year. The air begins to cool, the days become shorter, and the leaves begin to change. In Southwest Virginia, we are fortunate to have some of the most spectacular views of the season. For this list, we have compiled some of the best locations and itineraries to enjoy this Fall. Scenic Drives A popular Southwest Virginia Fall-themed plan is to go on a scenic drive, or two! The region...

A Summer without Children The year is 1950 and all is seemingly well. You spend your weekend shopping downtown, enjoy a baseball game, and maybe catch a movie at the local theatre. Before you know it, things suddenly start to change. Something new is in the air and little is known how to stop it. You live in a relatively small community where everyone knows you by your name. Suddenly, your friends and family become isolated, and...

What is ecotourism you might ask? noun tourism directed toward exotic, often threatened, natural environments, intended to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife. In this episode, we had the opportunity to speak with guest Austin Counts from Appalachian Voices. Appalachian Voices is an organization located in Southwest Virginia that aims to reclaim abandoned lands within the region. Their goal is to claim these lands which were once used for things such as mining and turn them into...

This Summer and Fall, it's WanderLOVE in Southwest Virginia! We are making lists of fun road trip ideas for you and your friends and family to enjoy. This week, we're taking a look at The Blue Ridge Parkway and two locations along the way, Floyd and Stuart, Virginia. Blue Ridge Parkway   View this post on Instagram   Today's Motto Monday is special to the parkway; More than a Road. The Blue Ridge Parkway is so much more than a...

As a part of our Summer and Fall WanderLOVE series, we have come up with 6 Road Trip ideas you’re going to want to do. Each one will take you to incredible locations within the region and give you plenty of things to see and do! Fill up your tank, pick your destination, and hit the road! Back of the Dragon Our second road trip location is Back of the Dragon. This road trip connects Marion, Virginia...

As a part of our Summer and Fall WanderLOVE series, we have come up with 6 Road Trip ideas you're going to want to do. Each one will take you to incredible locations within the region and give you plenty of things to see and do! Fill up your tank, pick your destination, and hit the road! Wilderness Road Our first road trip location we labeled as The Wilderness Road. This road trip begins in Bristol, Virginia...

With #WanderLOVE fully underway, we want to showcase as many road trip ideas and outdoor adventures as we can. Our goal is to give you fun and safe ideas that you can enjoy with friends and family. Our stop this week is in Galax, Virginia, where the possibilities are nearly endless. About Galax Galax is an independent city in Southwest Virginia located near the North Carolina border. Galax has a population of just under 7,000 and is...

WanderLOVE is the plan and Southwest Virginia is the destination! This Summer and Fall we are helping you plan your next adventure! Today we are going to cover some great ideas towards camping options in the region! Along with places to camp, we're going to give you an idea of other fun outdoor activities you might enjoy along the way. Camping in State Parks State Parks are a great place to start when it comes to great...

Adventure is the destination. WanderLove is about reconnecting with what you love: the quaint small towns, the calming waterside views, and the winding roads in between. Plan your next road trip at visitesva.com. Today we are taking you to Marion, Virginia to learn about all the possibilities and fun things to see and do! *Please note some locations may have different hours/operations due to COVID 19. Please check with the locations for more information. About Marion Marion, Virginia is...