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Blackberry Farm offers space for parties, retreats
CRAIG CUNNINGHAM | Gazette-Mail photos
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...

For cool summer travel plans, head to Wisconsin’s Northwoods
For cool summer travel plans, head to Wisconsin’s Northwoods

“Yoho!”

For lumberjacks, that four-letter exclamation is what ‘Oorah!’ is for Marines. At least that’s what they tell you in Hayward, Wisconsin, where the 56th annual Lumberjack World Championships —...

Turnpike holiday traffic up over last year
Turnpike holiday traffic up over last year

Fourth of July holiday traffic on the West Virginia Turnpike was up slightly over last year, but up substantially from the last time the holiday fell on a Saturday, state Parkways General Manager Greg Barr said Monday.

Since the Independence Day ...

WV Travel Team: Float WV’s wild, wonderful water trails
WV Travel Team: Float WV’s wild, wonderful water trails

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The word “trail” evokes images of winding paths through the woods, but not all trails are grounded. For many adventurers, trail navigation requires a paddle, a personal flotation device and a boat, tube or...

West Virginians find ‘Common Notes’ in exchange visit to Romania
West Virginians find ‘Common Notes’ in exchange visit to Romania

When Aubrey Lewis received a call to talk about her recent visit to Romania, she wasn’t surprised. “I was just talking about this today, actually,” the recent graduate of Wahama High School said....

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Stonewall Fourth of July

WESTON, W.Va. — Stonewall Resort will host a Fourth of July celebration, with fireworks, music and recreational activities for the whole family, beginning...

WV Travel Team: Blennerhassetts left lasting imprint on Parkersburg
WV Travel Team: Blennerhassetts left lasting imprint on Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Countless thousands of contemporary visitors to Parkersburg have the Blennerhassett name on their lips as they tour Blennerhassett Island and the downtown Blennerhassett Museum as well as...

Dive in! The Cayman Islands are all about the ocean
Dive in! The Cayman Islands are all about the ocean

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rising from the sea floor thousands of feet below, Grand Cayman, along with the sister islands of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, makes an improbable Caribbean paradise.

The islands are small, without much soil or...

Some like it hot! Chili Cookoff brings heat to Charleston’s streets
Some like it hot! Chili Cookoff brings heat to Charleston’s streets

With late spring temperatures soaring into the 90s, many may be looking to escape the heat — that is, unless they are planning to attend this weekend’s 17th annual Smoke on the Water Chill ...

WV Travel Team: On the edge in the Galapagos
WV Travel Team: On the edge in the Galapagos

He’s standing in Elysium. Palm feathers, a green dream of fountain against a blue sky.

Banana fronds, slack rubber rivulets,

a canopy of waterproof tearstain over his head. Pods and racemes of tamarind … ‘Never, in my...

Snowshoe hosts well-known yoga/music festival, Wanderlust
Snowshoe hosts well-known yoga/music festival, Wanderlust

SNOWSHOE, W.Va. — There’s a look that often comes over a yogi’s face after he or she has completed an intense yoga practice.

It’s relatively easy to spot. As people roll up their...

WV Travel Team: Mountaineers know the real West Virginia
WV Travel Team: Mountaineers know the real West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I’m sure there are many things you know about West Virginia.

We’re the northernmost Southern state and the southernmost Northern state.

We’re the heart of the states east of the Mississippi....

Allegiant Air debuts flights from Bridgeport to Myrtle Beach

BRIDGEPORT — Allegiant Air is debuting direct flights from north central West Virginia to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The first such flight from North Central West Virginia Airport in Bridgeport was...

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