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Reaching millennials a top priority for state’s tourism industry
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette-Mail
Reaching millennials a top priority for state’s tourism industry

Now that West Virginia hosts more millennial than baby boomer visitors, the state’s tourism industry is finding ways to adapt to the demographic.

Reaching millennials a top priority for state’s tourism industry
Reaching millennials a top priority for state’s tourism industry

Now that West Virginia hosts more millennial than baby boomer visitors, the state's tourism industry is finding ways to adapt to the demographic.

Adventure Advisory: Things to do across the state

The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV), highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are posted at www.GoToWV....

WV Travel Team: Winter Park — A surprising Florida detour
WV Travel Team: Winter Park — A surprising Florida detour

WINTER PARK — As West Virginians clear away multiple feet of snow from the recent blizzard, thoughts of Florida sunshine dance in their heads like sugar plums at Christmas. Everyone has his or her favorite locale,...

Take a trip to Cleveland where WV ‘Polka King’ takes center stage
Take a trip to Cleveland where WV ‘Polka King’ takes center stage

Center stage on Lake Erie, about 250 miles north of Charleston, the city of Cleveland will be forever linked to one of popular music’s most vibrant genres: Slovenian-style polka.

The Polka Hall of Fame (full name: National Cleveland-Style ...

WV Travel Team: Stop and feel the moment at Sanibel Island
WV Travel Team: Stop and feel the moment at Sanibel Island

They tell me to stop and feel the moment when I'm on Sanibel, a tiny barrier island in Southwest Florida, near Fort Myers. So as I cross the causeway onto the isle, I breathe in deep and exhale. I leave behind the to-do lists, and welcome the scent of ...

After $3 million restoration, 1835 plantation home stands empty, boarded
After $3 million restoration, 1835 plantation home stands empty, boarded

GREEN BOTTOM — When plans were announced in 2008 to restore the 1835-vintage Albert Gallatin Jenkins plantation house, located on a gentle rise overlooking the Ohio River near the Cabell-Mason County line, then-Rep. ...

WV Travel Team: Master show-stopping stunts at these 11 terrain parks
WV Travel Team: Master show-stopping stunts at these 11 terrain parks

If zipping downhill on the bunny slopes seems too tame, try tricking on the terrain parks!

Lucky for you, each of West Virginia’s ski resorts has a terrain park for skiers and snowboarders of any skill level. So suit up, fasten your...

Amtrak launches business class service for Cardinal passengers
Amtrak launches business class service for Cardinal passengers

More spacious seating, complimentary Wi-Fi and soft drinks and other perks will be available to travelers using Amtrak’s Cardinal route, linking Charleston to New York, Washington, Cincinnati, Chicago and other cities along the line, with the...

‘Most Fun Small Town’ Delray Beach emerges as dining destination
‘Most Fun Small Town’ Delray Beach emerges as dining destination

Charleston’s dining denizens — people who pack places like Laury’s, or who appreciate the innovative, farm-to-table cuisine of Bridge Road Bistro or the South Hills Market and Café — might well enjoy a foodie jaunt to...

WV Travel Team: Taking it slow in gold rush town Dahlonega, Georgia
WV Travel Team: Taking it slow in gold rush town Dahlonega, Georgia

‘Dahlonega’ is a Cherokee word for gold, which the Indians began mining in the 1540s. The Spanish joined in mining the precious metal 200 years later. But it took a Georgian deer hunter to begin America’s first gold rush when he...

WV Travel Team: A merry Christmastime trip to our nation’s capital
WV Travel Team: A merry Christmastime trip to our nation’s capital

On December 10, I left with a group of five other women from National Travel to embark on a familiarization trip (FAM trip in the industry) to Washington, D.C.

Our mission: to immerse ourselves in the D.C. experience in order to best advise our ...

High temps, cheap gas combine for big holiday road traffic

It might take a little longer to get to those Christmas presents this year.

Experts at the West Virginia Parkways Authority are projecting that holiday travel will be up 4 percent to 6 percent this season.

Today should be one of the...

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