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SAFE HIKING IN THE BLUE RIDGE

A freelance contribution by Sally Writes   The Appalachian Trail is comprised of several distinct mountain ranges stretching 2,180 miles. The Blue Ridge Mountains make up 615 miles of this length and The Blue Ridge Parkway connects visitors to everything the area has to offer. Hiking is popular here and The National Park Service maintains trails open […]

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Capturing The Essence Of Spirituality In Floyd County VA

A freelance contribution by Sally Writes Gaining spiritual clarity in an area as beautiful as Floyd County is a walk in the park. Areas such as the Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve and events such Weekly Mindfulness classes allow residents to regain spiritual grounding on a regular basis. The breathtaking opportunities to bring the spirit back to […]

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Planning a Romantic Blue Ridge Mountain Getaway

Freelance Contribution by Sally Writes  There’s no doubt about it – Virginia is for lovers. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a  romantic date or getaway with your partner, with everything from majestic natural scenery to intimate fine dining options. In recent years the Virginia tourism industry has been booming, with over 40 million annual visitors who are looking to […]

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Check out Floyd, VA

Freelance Contribution by Sally Writes  Artists Flock To Floyd County  If you are an artist, you know that inspiration can come in many forms. One of the most common ways of finding motivation shared by others is to step away from noisy, taxing areas for a while and go somewhere quieter and closer to nature. […]

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Three Reasons 2018 Could be the Year of the B&B

Posted by: Bruce Hakutizwi in Boutique and Independent, Industry News April 17, 2018  Bed and breakfast owners have carved out a very competitive portion of the $2.3 trillion lodging industry for themselves—collectively bankrolling around $3 billion a year. Owned almost exclusively by families, B&Bs are recognized and remembered for superior service and unique atmosphere, giving new entrepreneurs without an established marketing […]