Bach on a Harpsichord: A Trip to the Past at Staunton Music Festival

  Johann Sebastian Bach was an extraordinary musician that inspired many other infamous musicians, including the likes of Beethoven and Mozart. Today he continues to inspire other talented artists who find enlightenment in reproducing his work. One of these talented musicians is Carsten Schmidt; Carsten also happens to be the Artistic Director of the Staunton […]

A-Mazing Fall Fun– 4 Fun Ways to Celebrate the Season

  A picture is worth 1,000 Words, this saying couldn’t be more true looking at Gary and Lynne Hess’s website for their family-run business, Hess Corn Maze. Each snapshot shows another smiling face, bright happy eyes, as fall fun whirls all around– with pig races and carousel rides, the guests at this adventurous farm are […]

Blackfriars Playhouse; Witness a Rebirth of Shakespeare Every Night

  There is nothing quite as special as seeing a live play. The close contact you are able to make with the actors and actresses is unparalleled to watching scenes unfold on a screen. Yet the way that we view theater today is much different than it once was watched—back when Shakespeare was still alive, […]

6 Secrets Surrounding Ash Lawn-Highland

  Just less than one hour away in Charlottesville, Virginia, sits the former home of President James Monroe. This famous house turned museum has a world of hidden secrets to bestow upon you. With 535 sprawling acres of working farm and a performing arts center on site, there is ample space to enjoy the plantation […]

Blow Your Own Glass Ornament: Family Fun at Sunspots

  Glass is used for so many different things, from church windows to cars; glass is both a functional material and a materialistic one. In Italy there are many small vendors that sell gorgeous glass pieces, from rings to small heart statues. But you don’t have to go all the way to Italy to get […]

Devils Knob Vs. Stoney Creek: The Ultimate Golfing Experience

  Sprawled out over one local destination, sits two pristine golf courses– Devils Knob and Stoney Creek. Located at Virginia’s Wintergreen Golf Resort, these nationally ranked courses are notorious for very different reasons.   Just as both courses offer something new, so does the passing of each season– at certain times of the year one […]

6 Reasons to Visit Fall Foliage Festival Art Show

  With the sun out shining and a slight breeze in the air, there’s nothing like Virginia’s Fall Foliage Festival Art Show! For the last 40 years people have been coming to Waynesboro in hoards, ready to enjoy the carefree atmosphere while browsing over 150 vendors. This is fall at its finest in downtown Waynesboro, […]

Gemstones, Cars, and Craft fairs; One Fun-Filled Weekend!

  If you are lucky enough to visit Lyndhurst, Virginia on the weekend of October 6th, you are in for a treat! Although there is never a shortage of family-fun activities near Cabin Creekwood, this weekend in particular offers an overabundance of special events. Here are 3 activities we highly recommend!   The 37th Annual […]

Crabtree Falls: 6 Useful Tips from Hikers

“Crabtree Falls is arguably the most beautiful set of waterfalls in Virginia.” -Hiking Upward.com   Crabtree Falls is a gorgeous 3-mile hike that offers up-close and personal views of four separate cascading waterfalls, as well as the Tye River Valley. Located in nearby Nelson County, this family-friendly atmosphere is open daily, from dusk to dawn. […]