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WV Travel Team: On the edge in the Galapagos
Photo courtesy of SIERRA COLLEGE
WV Travel Team: On the edge in the Galapagos

He’s standing in Elysium. Palm feathers, a green dream of fountain against a blue sky.

Banana fronds, slack rubber rivulets,

a canopy of waterproof tearstain over his head. Pods and racemes of tamarind … ‘Never, in my...

WV Travel Team: On the edge in the Galapagos
WV Travel Team: On the edge in the Galapagos

He’s standing in Elysium. Palm feathers, a green dream of fountain against a blue sky.

Banana fronds, slack rubber rivulets,

a canopy of waterproof tearstain over his head. Pods and racemes of tamarind … ‘Never, in my...

Slovak businesswoman’s 3-month stay in WV a ‘strong experience’
Slovak businesswoman’s 3-month stay in WV a ‘strong experience’

The ongoing and evolving Sister City relationship between West Virginia’s capital city and Banska Bystrica, a city in the heartland of the Slovak Republic, in Central Europe, was underscored one night a week ago.

Last Wednesday, 43-year-...

WV Travel Team: The Mountain State’s firsts, biggests, bests
WV Travel Team: The Mountain State’s firsts, biggests, bests

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There’s no denying it. We West Virginians flinch every time the state we love turns up at the bottom of another list measuring some sort of economic progress or another. So, here’s a little pick-me-up, a...

Nonprofit gives veterans free trips to war memorials
Nonprofit gives veterans free trips to war memorials

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jane Julian has witnessed many moving moments that have strengthened her appreciation of those who have served our country.

“A moment that stands out to me is, on one particular trip, we had a World War II...

Craft beer predicted to grow under new WV law

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Tourism Commissioner Amy Shuler Goodwin said Monday she’s confident the number of craft brewers in West Virginia will double from the current 11 with new legislation that lowers licensing and bonding costs and...

Seeing northern lights is worth enduring frigid cold
Seeing northern lights is worth enduring frigid cold

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Many West Virginians take vacations in the dead of winter for a warmer, sunnier climate. Imagine leaving the frigid temps of Charleston and heading north, to a place where the average temperature in February is minus 25....

WV Travel Team: Orlando — theme parks are only the start
WV Travel Team: Orlando — theme parks are only the start

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — You already know where your children want to go this summer — a theme park. If they’re lucky, you’ll take them to Orlando, Florida, the theme-park capital of the world.

Just how many theme parks...

Wheeling toy museum plays to kids at heart
Wheeling toy museum plays to kids at heart

WHEELING — As Judith Rubin walked along, thoughtfully peering into the glass cases filled with rag, rubber and plastic dolls, one particular plaything caught her eye.

It wasn’t a Raggedy Ann,...

Town reinventing itself as gateway to W.Va.
Town reinventing itself as gateway to W.Va.

Second of two articles on the revitalization of one of West Virginia’s smallest towns, turning it into a gateway destination into West Virginia from the east. Part one, on ...

Photo of the Week: May, 3, 2015
Photo of the Week: May, 3, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This “beautiful, golden nugget” at Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome was captured by Amy Keith during a family vacation.

WV Travel Team: Armenia’s surprising beauty
WV Travel Team: Armenia’s surprising beauty

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — April 24, 2015, marked the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, during which 800,000 to 1.5 million ethnic Armenians perished in conflict with the Ottoman Empire.

Widely covered in the media over the past...

Lost River Trading Post offers eclectic experience
Lost River Trading Post offers eclectic experience

This is part one of a two-part series on the revival of one of West Virginia’s smallest towns.

By Douglas Imbrogno

Staff writer

WARDENSVILLE — For years, Paul Yandura and Donald...

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