Discovering Cape Charles By Accident

For some people, finding Cape Charles must feel a bit like serendipity, more a discovery than a destination. The ride typically takes them up Route 13, over and through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to the Eastern Shore, past the wildlife refuge and kitschy Sunset Beach Resort, and into a world that feels almost like a secret place. They turn left…

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Loudoun County: An embarrassment of riches

Whether it’s beer and wine, horses and history, or just good old-fashioned fancy digs, Loudoun County has all you need for a good vacation. LEESBURG | They’ll show you the hop picker that sorts the pollen from the cones and the stems. It was made in Germany and used for years in Lithuania before the…

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Abingdon: A town of artists, outdoor wonders and food

Visitors wander around Abingdon in spandex or their Sunday best, ready to roll a smooth 34 miles downhill on the Creeper Trail or to spend an evening mesmerized by a stage show at Barter Theatre. Whether by chance or design, this little mountain town of 8,000, nestled in the southwest corner of the state, has become…

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Visit Virginia | Shockoe Bottom, Richmond

Once the site of bondage and commerce, Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom is now home to high-end eats and shopping. Turn your back on the shiny high rises and gleaming white Capitol building in downtown Richmond. Head downhill instead, toward the river, toward a section of town with cobblestone streets, where enslaved people once trudged in coffles…

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