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WV Travel Team: Safari to the Setting Sun – Conservation Tourism in Africa
WV Travel Team: Safari to the Setting Sun – Conservation Tourism in Africa

The Big Five, Africa’s most charismatic big game animals, began drawing Western trophy hunters in the colonial period of the last century.

Lions, the African Elephant, leopards, the White and Black Rhinoceros and the Cape Buffalo lured...

Visit to Cooperstown is a guaranteed home run
Visit to Cooperstown is a guaranteed home run

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Of the 310 members of the Baseball Hall of Fame — including the Class of 2015, Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz — three are West Virginians by birth....

WV Travel Team: New England is about to put on a show
WV Travel Team: New England is about to put on a show

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Autumn days are warm in New England, but the nights are chilly. The cold temperatures cause chlorophyll production in trees to stop, allowing carotenoids and anthocyanins to take over their leaves.

Then it happens....

Castaway Caboose: Unhook, unplug and camp in a railroad car
Castaway Caboose: Unhook, unplug and camp in a railroad car

DURBIN — Sometimes it’s not so much about where you’re going. It’s about how you get there.

A trip, complete with overnight stay, aboard the Castaway Caboose is one of those times....

Hashers mix running, drinking
Hashers mix running, drinking

Think of them as “drinkers with a running problem.”

That’s how Chris Alford describes the Hash House Harriers of Charleston — a running group whose members love drinking just as much as they do running.

Alford,...

Blackberry Farm offers space for parties, retreats
Blackberry Farm offers space for parties, retreats

Whether craving a quiet getaway or seeking a spot for a large gathering, Blackberry Farm of West Virginia would be the perfect pick.

Located just 10 minutes from downtown Charleston, at 22 Blackberry Lane, the new business is ready to take...

West Virginians find home away from home at Myrtle Beach bar
West Virginians find home away from home at Myrtle Beach bar

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The marquee reads “West Virginia Rest Stop,” but the location is South Carolina.

At the ...

WV Travel Team: Buckhannon — a shining image of small-town America
WV Travel Team: Buckhannon — a shining image of small-town America

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — Whether you are a recently departing high school junior from the West Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts or a Canadian traveler driving south on Interstate 79, Buckhannon is a...

WV native chef nearly survives getting ‘Chopped’
WV native chef nearly survives getting ‘Chopped’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Mary Brent Galyean made it to the final round of Tuesday’s “Chopped Grill Masters” competition before she was “chopped” from the popular Food Network show.

The Charleston...

Wild, wonderful and … OK, a little bit weird
Wild, wonderful and … OK, a little bit weird

I was thrilled when my husband told me he had bought us a lake house. Less so when he set it up in our living room. The six-person tent, he argued, could be erected by a lake and — ta-da! But wait, he said, there’s more! (There’s...

Frostop Drive-In offers 21st-century WV diners a trip to the past
Frostop Drive-In offers 21st-century WV diners a trip to the past

HUNTINGTON — In an era where drive-thrus have replaced drive-ins, Marilyn McGinnis Murdock, owner of the Frostop Drive-In, said it's rewarding to bring something so unique to the table — or window....

Shark attacks leave Outer Banks waters emptier
Shark attacks leave Outer Banks waters emptier

If it weren’t for an unusually empty ocean at the Outer Banks, Haley Withrow might not have known about a recent series of incidents which have been taking place in the waters.

While the media has been reporting a string of shark attacks...

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