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Slovak businesswoman’s 3-month stay in WV a ‘strong experience’
KENNY KEMP | Gazette
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,...

B&O Museum looks at W.Va.’s role in Civil War
B&O Museum looks at W.Va.’s role in Civil War

BALTIMORE — Does West Virginia exist because of a private railroad that originated in Maryland? And did just one viaduct on that railroad in Preston County determine the outcome of the Civil War?

Those...

Charleston announces tourism award finalists

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Voting is underway for the final round of the Charleston Tourism’s People’s Choice Awards.

After receiving nominations by residents and visitors to Charleston, the Charleston Convention and Visitors...

WV Travel Team: Our hills are alive with the sound of music!
WV Travel Team: Our hills are alive with the sound of music!

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This week I celebrate another wedding anniversary with the man from Jackson County I married a long time ago. Together we enjoy a couple of really cute kids, a house cluttered with hockey sticks, muddy running shoes, band...

Women revel in educational travel adventures
Women revel in educational travel adventures

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Pamela Bowen had never been on one. Rose Marie Ritter had been on 45.

So it was that last May 21, Ritter set out to share with Bowen just why she was hooked on traveling the country and the world to take part in the...

Holocaust trip teaches grim, important lessons
Holocaust trip teaches grim, important lessons

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A handful of George Washington High School students got the history lesson of a lifetime over spring break this year, traveling to Europe as part of a Holocaust class lead by history teacher and U.S. Holocaust Memorial...

WV Travel Team: A world of recreation in Va.
WV Travel Team: A world of recreation in Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — You don’t have to drive far from Charleston to find the latest amusement park thrills, a beautiful beach and America’s oldest history all in one place. At just six hours away, Greater Williamsburg, Virginia, is ...

2014 People’s Choice winners

Favorite Event: FestivALL

Favorite Specialty Drink: milkshakes, Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream

Favorite Food Dish: grape pie, Pies & Pints

Favorite Lodging: Charleston Marriott Town Center

Favorite Retail/Boutique: Taylor...

Lewisburg Chocolate Fest features cocoa spiriters
Lewisburg Chocolate Fest features cocoa spiriters

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Visitors to the ninth annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival this coming Saturday can expect a chocolate wonderland full of sweet treats and unexpected delights, thanks to inventive chefs like Gina Lang, of Greenbrier Valley...

WV Travel Team: Living overseas is a lifetime vacation
WV Travel Team: Living overseas is a lifetime vacation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The romance of it is undeniable: Pack a bag, step on a plane and never look back. Call the boss from the beach and — stretching out on the white sand — say you just won’t be back on Monday. No sir. None...

Zoo babies debut at Wheeling’s Oglebay Park
Zoo babies debut at Wheeling’s Oglebay Park

WHEELING, W.Va. — They might be difficult to spot at first, but clinging tightly to the backs of their furry orange family members are two of the newest additions to Oglebay Park’s Good Zoo.

The...

WV Travel Team: Wheeling — chic, historic and oh so tasty
WV Travel Team: Wheeling — chic, historic and oh so tasty

WHEELING, W.Va. — If Charleston is West Virginia’s Washington, then Wheeling is its New York, with a nod toward Philadelphia, thanks to Independence Hall.

I’m certain that growling readers...

WV Travel Team: Take me to the river
WV Travel Team: Take me to the river

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Face it: Having fun can be exhausting.

Driving on vacation can mean long hours working the highways. If you’re touring the country, you have to pack and unpack at every new city you visit.

Ocean cruises...

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