• 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
  • 4 Virginia State Parks with Incredible Mountain Biking Trails
      Virginia has plenty of trail systems for mountain bikers eager to conquer new heights, but some of the most exciting and beautiful trails are found within Virginia’s State Parks. Mountain biking trails of every experience level wind through these four state parks, giving bikers the chance to get back ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2018-05-02
  • 4 Virginia State Parks with Incredible Mountain Biking Trails
      Virginia has plenty of trail systems for mountain bikers eager to conquer new heights, but some of the most exciting and beautiful trails are found within Virginia’s State Parks. Mountain biking trails of every experience level wind through these four state parks, giving bikers the chance to get back ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2018-05-02
  • A Fairytale Wedding Weekend at The Omni Homestead
    When planning your destination wedding, you’ll want to schedule plenty of activities and adventures for guests during your celebratory weekend. From private history tours and special wine tastings to a variety of hands-on art classes, The Omni Homestead can arrange private group activities for your whole clan. Here’s a ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2018-03-28
  • Good for the Sole— Heartwarming Stories from an Appalachian Trail Community
    The 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail (A.T.) travels through 14 states on its course from Georgia to Maine. A thru-hike along the length of the A.T. challenges hikers both physically and mentally and is frequently described as “life-changing.” 540 miles of the A.T. wind through Virginia, more than through any other state, ... read more
    Source: Appalachian TrailPublished on 2018-03-16
  • 5 Small Towns in Southwest Virginia You Need to Visit
      With dozens of critically acclaimed restaurants, nonstop entertainment, and easy transportation, the lure of Virginia’s bigger cities is obvious, but less likely are the quaint and cozy small towns. Southwest Virginia has many options in this category, offering a quiet getaway with tons of character and friendly locals to ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2018-02-20
  • 5 Small Towns in Southwest Virginia You Need to Visit
      With dozens of critically acclaimed restaurants, nonstop entertainment, and easy transportation, the lure of Virginia’s bigger cities is obvious, but less likely are the quaint and cozy small towns. Southwest Virginia has many options in this category, offering a quiet getaway with tons of character and friendly locals to ... read more
    Source: Heart of AppalachiaPublished on 2018-02-20