Archive for Tag Archives: ' Trains'

Hampshire County, West Virginia

Natural wonders, enduring traditions By Hope S. Philbrick Hampshire County, which celebrates its 263rd anniversary this year, is the oldest county in the state of West Virginia. Billed as a “natural, two-lane paradise,” the County borders [...]


Dolly Parton’s theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. By Hope S. Philbrick “Are you a Dolly Parton fan?” asks the therapist massaging my back at The Spa at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort. I answer: “How could you [...]

Bardstown, Kentucky Revisited

Another look at the “Bourbon Capital of the World” Even if you’ve visited Bardstown before, odds are that you haven’t seen it all. By Hope S. Philbrick In my line of work, I most often visit [...]

Brain Teasers in Richmond, Virginia

Three museums spark thought, conversation. Two trails commemorate history. Trivia surprises. By Hope S. Philbrick Richmond, Virginia is located within a day’s drive of half the U.S. population and is easily accessible from I-64, I-85, I-95 [...]

Georgia Veterans State Park

On the shores of Lake Blackshear. By Hope S. Philbrick Georgia Veterans State Park can simplify your vacation planning. One stop and you can relax, feast, learn more about the region and history, and even explore [...]

Trains in the Old 96 District

On Track in Rural Southwestern South Carolina By Hope S. Philbrick The Old 96 District may be “off the beaten path and proud of it,” as tourism marketing materials claim, but it also houses three sites [...]

O Roanoke, Virginia

Rail heritage lives in Virginia’s “Star City.” By Hope S. Philbrick Trains are an essential element of Roanoke, Virginia, from its heritage as a manufacturer of steam engines to its future Amtrak station. Whether you geek [...]

Appalachian Trains

Ride the rails in West Virginia for great scenery, adventure. By Hope S. Philbrick “Trains are time capsules,” says Robert Van Camp, creator and producer of Great Scenic Railway Journeys, PBS’s longest-running travel show. Riding a [...]

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Luxury hotel with a tie to music history By Julia M. Bayly When it comes to a visit to Montreal, getting there can be half the fun. On a recent trip with my friend Kim, getting [...]

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Enjoy a leisurely one-hour train ride from a quaint town in North Georgia to the Georgia/Tennessee state line By Hope S. Philbrick Supposedly the energy force felt when crossing the equator shakes airplanes and boats. Thus I [...]

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