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WV Travel Team: B&Bs complement fall festivals
Photos courtesy of the WEST VIRGINIA BED AND BREAKFAST ASSOCIATION
WV Travel Team: B&Bs complement fall festivals

By Toni Harvey

WV Travel Team

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Planning a weekend getaway to your favorite West Virginia fair or festival? Create a complete experience with West Virginia hospitality at a West Virginia Bed and Breakfast...

Music guides womanSong chorus on tour of Italy
Music guides womanSong chorus on tour of Italy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — What do you do when you find yourself in a foreign land where you don’t speak their language, and they don’t speak yours?

Never mind those frantic scribbles that are supposed to resemble a hotel, a...

WV Travel Team: Celebrate the fall of the wall
WV Travel Team: Celebrate the fall of the wall

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On Nov. 9, 1989, international news media began broadcasting images of German citizens demolishing the Berlin Wall, the stark symbol of Cold War dissent that stood for 28 years.

One of the most important events of the...

Writer’s retreat aims to rewrite W.Va. narrative
Writer’s retreat aims to rewrite W.Va. narrative

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When Charleston natives Amy McLaughlin and her husband, Shawn Means, decided to renovate a historic building in downtown Fayetteville last year — and turn it into four deluxe vacation rental properties named Lafayette ...

WV Travel Team: Blue Ridge spa tour reaches Pa.
WV Travel Team: Blue Ridge spa tour reaches Pa.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For more than a century, fashionable society were at their leisure while they “took the waters” for their health, making summer-long pilgrimages to a string of resorts that lined the edge of the Blue Ridge. The ...

WV Travel Team: A summer weekend in Chicago
WV Travel Team: A summer weekend in Chicago

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As the summer months begin to come to a close, many of us across the area are looking for a final opportunity to get away for a long weekend. If you’re looking for a destination that provides family-friendly...

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....

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