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Travel

Biking Through the Virginia Creeper Trail

The pleasure (and only a little pain) of a shaded cycling journey

Travel

Three Enchanting Southern Train Trips

A guide to three whistle-stop destinations that deserve a longer look than you’d get through a car window

Travel

The Art of Adventure: Nine Great Southern Escapes

For a story-filled summer, get off the beaten path—whether cruising the coastal highway, riding a street car through New Orleans, or saddling up on the North Carolina mountains

Food & Drink

On Fried Ham Fridays, This Rural Virginia Country Store Is Worth a Detour

Virginia knows country ham, and Fulks Run Grocery knows how to make it the star of a simply superlative sandwich

Food & Drink

Secrets of a Blue-Ribbon Baking Champ

Linda Skeens became a viral sensation for crushing her competition at county fairs. Now she’s sharing down-home tips in a new cookbook

Food & Drink

A New Bourbon with Triple Crown Bona Fides

The legendary Thoroughbred’s home turf inspires Secretariat Reserve

Arts & Culture

Vessels of Hope: Youths Embrace the Ancient Art of Wooden Boatbuilding

In Virginia, the Alexandria Seaport Foundation offers a safe haven and supportive community to teens

Food & Drink

A Century-Old Trout Hatchery in Virginia Is Making Waves

From his farm in New Castle, one man is on a mission to put Southern trout back on plates

Travel

A Look Inside Fire Station One, a Roanoke Hotel With Three-Alarm Charm

Period details—including, yes, brass fire poles—preserve the memory of the first responders and fire horses who once occupied this local landmark

Home & Garden

Help! What’s the Best Way to Capture How My Garden Grows?

The seasons of life inspire a still-elusive quest to find the perfect plant journal

Food & Drink

A Virginia Community Beseeches Coke: Save Our Ginger Ale!

Northern Neck, a homegrown soda with history and a fervent fan base, aims for a comeback

Travel

America’s Oldest Spa Returns to Its Former Glory

Take a dip in the historic Virginia hot springs favored by U.S. presidents

Food & Drink

You Say Potato, I Say Route 11 Potato Chips

Watching what you eat? Me too, at my favorite Southern chip brand’s factory

Food & Drink

Fall’s Sweetest Prize: Albemarle Pippins

A writer’s late-season quest for the South’s most storied apple

Recipe

Karaage, Just Like Umma’s Makes

The twice-fried chicken from Charlottesville’s popular new Korean-Japanese restaurant, Umma’s, may be classic, but the women behind the operation do things their own way

Arts & Culture

Meet the Virginia Jeweler Who Mines His Own Gemstones

Stuart Mercer isn’t just a rock star. He’s more like the whole rock band

Recipe

Virginia Peanut Soup

A creamy, comforting soup steeped in history and perfect for fall

Style

Wallpapers (and More Home Goods) with Williamsburg History

Schumacher and the Virginia destination team up to breathe new life into designs of the past

Sporting Scene

A Master Engraver Brings His Own Style to the Craft

Whether embellishing a pocketknife or a shotgun, Tim George shows his unique flair for the art of engraving

Recipes

Red Truck Bakery’s Saturday Morning Bestseller

Gooey cinnamon rolls get a citrus and pecan upgrade at the rural Virginia bakery