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Virginia’s Queer Past Is Alive Through Storytelling: Samantha Rosenthal - Virginia's Travel Blog

Ask most people what Virginia is known for, and 9 out 10 will say History. The majority of that history is colonial, revolutionary and civil war. During the past few decades, more Virginians have become interested in mining and sharing stories from their own distinct people, heritage and current culture: Indigenous / Virginia Indians, Black […]

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Your Guide to Visiting Virginia in October - Virginia's Travel Blog

Fall is officially here, and that means it’s time for chilly nights by the fire, the changing of leaves, and taking a trip through Virginia’s colorful mountains. Start with a drive through stunning Southwest Virginia on one of our incredible scenic roadways, such as the Blue Ridge Parkway or Skyline Drive. Southwest Virginia offers some […]

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Big Concerts Coming to Virginia in October 2022 - Virginia's Travel Blog

Many big-name musicians will be performing at festivals and venues around Virginia during October. From major country acts to the biggest names in rock and pop, catch your favorite artists and discover new ones all over the Commonwealth. NOTE: This is not a complete list of shows and certain schedules may change. Please check with […]

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Your Guide to Visiting Virginia in September - Virginia's Travel Blog

As summer comes to a close, one final getaway may be just what you need to say goodbye to the season. And what better way to wrap up your summertime travels than a trip to one of Virginia’s beautiful beaches? Photo Credit: Sam Dean, @sdeanphotos Plan your getaway to Virginia Beach for September, when the […]

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The Virginia Oyster: 400 Years of History - Virginia's Travel Blog

“There’s nothing quite like an oyster,” says Travis Croxton. “You pluck it from the sea, shuck it and eat it. You don’t need spices or sauces. It’s perfect just the way it is.” Travis should know. He’s one of the people who is bringing back craft Virginia oysters and making them among the tastiest and […]

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Eco-Friendly Practices That Produce Excellent Organic, Low Intervention, & Natural Wine in Virginia - Virginia's Travel Blog

Over the last five years, there has been a global trend of consumers seeking natural and organic wines, with sales increasing by a whopping 27% just in the past year. Ideally, natural wines are made from pure fermented grapes that are grown with no pesticides or fertilizers and harvested by hand. Due to the lack […]

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Big Concerts Coming to Virginia in September 2022 - Virginia's Travel Blog

Festival season may be winding down, but that is not stopping the amount a great music coming to Virginia. From major country acts to the biggest names in rock and pop, catch your favorite artists and discover new ones all over the Commonwealth. NOTE: This is not a complete list of shows and certain schedules […]

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Walk The Line with Pride in Bristol - Virginia's Travel Blog

Nestled in Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains, Bristol is widely known for NASCAR, outdoor beauty and adventure, and the Birthplace of Country Music. Bristol is also unique in their downtown State Street which is divided by traditional double-yellow lines and also a brass marker noting the convergence of Virginia and Tennessee state lines. When traffic is slow […]

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Celebrate the 95th Anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions - Virginia's Travel Blog

Known as the “Birthplace of Country Music,” Bristol, Virginia’s streets are always filled with the sounds of live performances, whether that be bluegrass, folk, country, blues, or gospel. This summer, Bristol celebrates the 95th anniversary of the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings with a series of panels, performances, premieres, and more showcasing the deep impact […]

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Notable Virginians: The Full History of George Washington - Virginia's Travel Blog

In the early efforts to honor George Washington, his admirers went overboard and created a mythical, almost God-like figure, building dozens of statues and telling storybook tales that did not have an ounce of truth to them. When he became known as the “father of our country,” a “father-like” painting was selected for the dollar […]