Archive for Tag Archives: ' Road Trips'

Discount Travel With AARP

The holiday season is one of the busiest travel seasons. Before you pack your bags, Matt Phillips with AARP Services, shares some holiday travel essentials for grownups 50 and older. What are you learning about Americans’ [...]

The Outer Banks

10 reasons to pack your bags for the North Carolina coast. By Hope S. Philbrick A 130-mile stretch of barrier islands off the North Carolina coast, the Outer Banks—or OBX for short—is a place of inspiration, [...]

Virginia Cider

Rediscover a traditional libation. By Hope S. Philbrick When filling up their mugs, which beverage did John Adams and Thomas Jefferson prefer? According to Virginia Cider, Adams drank a tankard of cider each day before breakfast—a [...]

Mississippi Delta Blues Trail, Part 2

An American Pilgrimage, Part 2 How history and culture gave rise to the blues. By Renée S. Gordon We have been exploring the Mississippi Delta Blues Trail, following the footsteps of the bluesmen. They were born, [...]

Mississippi Delta Blues Trail

An American Pilgrimage, Part 1. How history and culture gave rise to the blues. By Renée S. Gordon “The history of a people is found in its songs.” — George Jellinek There is no region in [...]

Surry Sonker Trail

New North Carolina trail showcases a tasty confection. North Carolina’s newest culinary trail showcases a heritage food passed down from generation to generation in Surry County. The Surry Sonker Trail leads visitors to several places that [...]

Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Slow Road through Appalachia by Katie DeTar Milepost 0: Waynesboro, VA. My Husband, David, pulls the call to the side of the road, pausing. “I just need a moment before we go back to reality,” [...]

Taste of Virginia

Good eats (and sips!) in the western part of the state. By Hope S. Philbrick If you’re planning to drive Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains, as I did earlier this year—a highly enjoyable road [...]

West Virginia

Meet the Appalachian state. John Denver considered it “almost heaven;” tourism folks have tagged it “wild and wonderful.” By Hope S. Philbrick West Virginia wants to be your friend. How else to explain the fact that [...]

Ohio Wine Country

Liquid tour of Ohio’s Lake County. By Katie DeTar To say that the wines in Eastern Ohio’s Lake County were a pleasant surprise would be an understatement. It’s a generally accepted fact that a good red [...]

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