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Mushroom fest is next weekend
Photos courtesy of NANCY WARD
Mushroom fest is next weekend

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you think mushrooms come neatly sliced in rectangular containers covered with plastic wrap at the grocery store, you have a lot of learn about mushrooms. And the West Virginia Mushroom Club (yes, there really is a club...

Mushroom fest is next weekend
Mushroom fest is next weekend

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you think mushrooms come neatly sliced in rectangular containers covered with plastic wrap at the grocery store, you have a lot of learn about mushrooms. And the West Virginia Mushroom Club (yes, there really is a club...

WV Travel Team: Riverfaring in the 21st Century
WV Travel Team: Riverfaring in the 21st Century

Patricia Rice, of Morgantown, has traveled the dramatic gorges and lush vineyards of the Duoro Valley, explored the ancient cities of Lamego and Salamanca, and dined at an 11th Century Benedictine monastery in Portugal.

She has traced the...

Holiday traffic on Turnpike approaches post-Thanksgiving levels
Holiday traffic on Turnpike approaches post-Thanksgiving levels

It may say July on the calendar, but traffic on the West Virginia Turnpike on Sunday resembled the Sunday after Thanksgiving -- usually the heaviest travel day of the year.

“We had some delays coming into the toll plazas Sunday afternoon...

W.Va. Public Radio debuts ‘Travel with Rick Steves’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Got the travel bug? Tune in to West Virginia Public Radio for “Travel with Rick Steves,” part of a new stepped-up weekend schedule. The show will air on Sundays at 4 p.m., beginning July 6.

For decades,...

Rollin’ on the river in grand elegance
Rollin’ on the river in grand elegance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginians who live near the Ohio River — at Huntington, Point Pleasant, Ravenswood, Parkersburg, St. Marys and other towns along the meandering path — sometimes see a spectacle: a colossal sternwheeler...

WV Travel Team: Tall monuments, taller tales
WV Travel Team: Tall monuments, taller tales

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The quirky nature of some prominent West Virginia monuments is underlined by the occasional question of authenticity.

Generally, the world reserves its effort to create a symbol of a particular civilization to a person ...

WV Travel Team: Smoky Mountains are a hot spot
WV Travel Team: Smoky Mountains are a hot spot

The Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge destination is like no other, and one that truly offers something special to people of all ages.

It’s the ideal choice for those who are looking to satisfy a diverse group of travelers with unique interests....

WV Travel Team: Wine and dine at W.Va. B&Bs
WV Travel Team: Wine and dine at W.Va. B&Bs

Ignore the milk and cereal or cold plastic-wrapped pastries.

At West Virginia Bed and Breakfast Association inns and properties across the state, breakfasts may range from goat cheese and spinach omelets or roasted vegetable frittatas to Belgian ...

Travel Notes: June 22, 2014
Travel Notes: June 22, 2014

Bluegrass festival

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — The 34th annual Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival at the Summersville Music Park, on Webster Road, runs June 25-28.

The outdoor music event is dedicated...

Spring wine festival set to uncork

CRAB ORCHARD, W.Va. — The 16th annual West Virginia Spring Wine Festival is set to kick off Saturday, the first day of summer.

The festival, which begins at 11 a.m. June 21,...

Kings Island: summer fun to appeal to everyone
Kings Island: summer fun to appeal to everyone

It’s the time of year again when calendars are brought out and trips are planned. If you are coming up short on ideas but looking for an amazing summer adventure, consider Kings Island, the largest amusement and water park in the Midwest. Kings ...

Ethical travel and the case for Costa Rica
Ethical travel and the case for Costa Rica

The Costa Rican tourism boom began in the late 1980s, as the first wave of philosophically neoliberal Generation Xers reached adulthood.

With a focus on globalization and economic development, a new breed of tourist began to flood Central...

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