The Road to Saltville

Intrigued by a series of seemingly random suggestions that we take a trip to Saltville, Virginia, we discovered why getting there is so fascinating.

Riding the Royal Shenandoah Greenway

While Front Royal, Virginia is known as an Appalachian Trail community, the AT isn’t the only trail in town. Here’s my ride along the new Royal Shenandoah Greenway, a 4.5-mile loop which opened earlier this year on Arbor Day.

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

President Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia home and plantation of Monticello offers a glimpse into the early life of our country, and his role as a Founding Father of the United States.

Sailing Yorktown

On our visit to Yorktown, I saw the city as the French first did in 1781, when the fleet of Admiral De Grassein arrived to support General Washington’s attack on Yorktown.

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

It’s not often that you get a behind-the-scenes look at a museum before it opens. The new 80,000 square foot American Revolution Museum at Yorktown should open later this year.

Fall Color on Skyline Drive

Enjoy the glorious colors of autumn leaves along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park in October. The 105-mile historic parkway offers unparalleled vistas.

Pony Up at Chincoteague

On Chincoteague Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, the fame of one fictional pony brought world awareness of the wild ponies of Assateague Island and fueled every little girl’s desire to have her own pony.

Seeing Yorktown by Segway

Exploring Yorktown by Segway puts a new spin on the Historic District and waterfront, allowing you to cover ground far more quickly than you would by foot.

A Most Dismal Place

While it once covered a million acres of the Colonies, the Great Dismal Swamp, now protected by the Great Dismal Swamp NWR founded in 1974, encompasses 112,000 acres of pine uplands and cypress-tupelo swamps criss-crossed by ditches and levees used by loggers for more than a century.