• A Three-Day Vacation Guide to Blacksburg
    Blacksburg Farmers Market Located in the Blue Ridge Highlands of Southwest Virginia, Blacksburg is known as the home of the Virginia Tech Hokies, but this mountain town and the surrounding communities ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-07-26
  • A Three-Day Vacation Guide to Blacksburg
    Blacksburg Farmers Market Located in the Blue Ridge Highlands of Southwest Virginia, Blacksburg is known as the home of the Virginia Tech Hokies, but this mountain town and the surrounding communities ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2019-07-26
  • 20+ Things to do in and Around Lynchburg during the State Games of America
    Co-written by Krista Boothby, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator with the Lynchburg Office of Economic Development & Tourism The State Games of America will be coming to Lynchburg July 31 – August 4, 2019. Once the competition is over, it is time for more fun! Check out the list below ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-07-23
  • 20 Experiences for Hiking Lovers in Virginia’s Blue Ridge
    Attention #Trailsetters: We have an essential list for your outdoor explorations in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. These 20 experiences for hiking lovers are a mix of our most well-known trails, lesser-known trails, and exciting points of interest along the way. From endurance testers to easy paths for families ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-06-25
  • Beyond FloydFest: Your Three Day Guide to Floyd
    If you are anything like me, when you think of Floyd County, you think of FloydFest or “that place where my uncle was born.” FloydFest is amazing and epic and truly something every single person should experience at least one time.  But beyond that, Floyd is a surprising, magical small ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2019-06-06
  • Virginia’s Small Towns: A Three-Day Vacation Guide to Lynchburg
    Scenic beauty of Lynchburg Just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lynchburg is about two hours from Richmond and ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-05-23
  • Three Memorable Virginia Vacations for 2019
      Although the year has just begun, we have already started thinking about our travel plans for 2019. While planning vacations can easily become an overwhelming task, we have three suggestions based off of the 2019 Virginia is for Lovers Travel Guide covers to help you get started!   —CONQUER ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-01-15
  • All Aboard for a Fall City Walking Tour in Virginia!
    **This post is written in partnership with Amtrak Virginia and Virginia Department of Rail & Public Transportation.**   Virginia’s cities are thriving – and Amtrak takes you right to the heart of them. So put on some comfortable shoes, take in the crisp fall air, and experience one of these ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2018-11-09
  • Your Dining Guide to Southwest Virginia, Part 2
    When traveling through Southwest Virginia, you can’t help but be in awe of the picturesque landscape of the mountainous region, but in addition to being a stunningly beautiful backdrop, the land also provides fertile grounds for farming. This lends to a rich culinary scene in Southwest Virginia, where chefs ... read more
    Source: Heart of AppalachiaPublished on 2018-10-12
  • Your Dining Guide to Southwest Virginia, Part 1
      Southwest Virginia is known for its mountainous terrain and scenic rural landscapes, but due to the rolling pastures and bucolic farmland, you’ll find that fresh produce and locally sourced ingredients are always on the table at restaurants in Southwest Virginia. Containing 18 counties and dozens of hidden foodie gems, ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2018-08-31
  • 7 Things to do in Clifton Forge
    Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains at the southern tip of the Shenandoah Valley and west of the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Virginia’s Mountain Region, Clifton Forge allows visitors to step away from the hustle and bustle of a hectic life, celebrate the arts, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Visit today ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2018-08-17
  • 6 Things to Do in Blacksburg
    Located in Montgomery County in the Blue Ridge Highlands region of Virginia, Blacksburg is a university town rooted in rich history but also home to the quirky, the inventive, the creative and the sustainable. The home of Virginia Tech, Blacksburg has a certain vibe that’s equally attractive to young professionals, ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2018-08-15
  • Crush Friday: Your Mini-Vacation Guide to Bristol & Abingdon
      Millennials have a serious problem, and it’s not spending all their money on avocado toast: they aren’t taking their paid vacation days. In 2017 alone, American workers forfeited 206 million paid vacation days, which adds up to a hefty chunk of change–$66.4 billion in benefits, to be exact. That ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2018-08-10
  • 7 Charming Bed and Breakfasts in the Virginia Mountains
    West of Staunton, there’s more to soak in than beautiful natural scenery and gorgeous wildlife. Here, you’ll find hip food and stately architecture, cooking classes and aerial flight tours. The area, known for its mountains, water and exceptional greenery, is a natural home for hiking, fishing and other outdoorsy pastimes. ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2018-07-03
  • Crush Friday: Your Mini-Vacation Guide to Roanoke and Virginia’s Blue Ridge
      Burnout in the workplace is at an all-time high for employees in America, with the workforce giving up over 662 million paid vacation days in 2016 alone. This equates to about $66.4 BILLION in benefits not taken by the American workforce, or roughly $604 out of your own personal ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2018-06-22