Hiking the Waterfall Loop on Skyline Drive

  Just a short distance up Skyline Drive is a hiking trail that goes to three separate waterfalls, each a worthy destination by itself. The 6.5 mile loop begins at the Browns Gap parking area near milepost 83. The trailhead is just across the road, and follows the Browns Gap fire road for the first […]

You’re Invited to Thomas Jefferson’s Private Getaway at Poplar Forest

  Think of your own favorite getaway location, wherever you go to hide away from the world—you know, be yourself without worrying about others. This place might be a secluded spot somewhere on the beach, or perhaps—if you’re as fortunate as Thomas Jefferson was, it could be a vacation house. Regardless of where it is, […]

3 Reasons to Horse Around at the Virginia Horse Center

  The Virginia Horse Center is located in nearby Lexington. On these large sprawling grounds there is always something going on—and you don’t have to be a horse lover to get in on the fun! The Virginia Horse Center was established to promote equines on all levels, and in all disciplines. Since its establishment it […]

Scenic Airplane Tours at Eagle’s Nest: See it All From the Sky

  Imagine yourself floating above it all. The trees, clouds, lakes and even mountain tops that typically appear overwhelmingly large now appear miniscule, as if seen from a whole new perspective. At Eagle’s Nest airport in Waynesboro this dream can become your reality with a scenic sightseeing tour. Touring any stretch of land from an […]

3 Reasons the Western Virginia Sport Show is Like No Other

  Known locally and abroad for its diverse offerings, the Augusta Expo hosts a variety of fun events, including the upcoming Western Virginia Sport Show that only comes to town once a year. At this event there are a number of vendors, celebrities, and wild side shows to check out. With something for all age […]

Wade’s Mill: A True Taste of American History

  With so many processed options and quick assembly lines instituted to boost profits, many foods no longer taste the same as they once did. Bread, or any flour product, is one of those dramatically changed food groups. The bread that you buy at the grocery store is nothing like what people ate many years […]

A Quilter’s Paradise: The Many Faces of the Virginia Quilt Museum

  Quilts keep you warm, they remain in families for generations, and they serve as a source of comfort for many. For those who create quilts of their own, it goes without saying that quilts are indeed a work of true art—a creation that can express feelings, moods, memories and periods of time. At nearby […]

Animal Adventure: Fall in Love with the Alpacas of Maple Grove

  Forget dogs, cats, and ponies—Alpacas are the coolest pets you can own! In fact, those who have Alpacas don’t typically stick with just one or two; instead, Alpacas are often kept in herds, as just one of these adorable, and rather profitable creatures, never seems to be enough! If you are wondering what an […]

Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway from the Comfort of your Couch

  Every year around February to March, I get a little tired of all the cold, snow, ice, and wind, and look forward to warmer days for exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway. I miss the Parkway, even though I live only two miles from it. You see, in the winter, the Parkway stays closed most […]