CUMBERLAND, Ohio — I’ve never been on an African safari. Or even to Africa, for that matter. The closest I ever got to what I imagine such an experience must be like came about in mid-July.
Our seven-hour crossing of the Gulf of Maine on the season’s maiden voyage of the high-speed CAT car ferry from Portland had been stormy, and my wife, like scores of the 700 passengers, had become seasick.
Shepherdstown, in the Eastern Panhandle just across the Potomac River from Maryland, has many designations — a great getaway, a cool small town, charming and one of the oldest municipalities in West Virginia.
PITTSBURGH — Splash! After roughly a half-hour tour of downtown and Pittsburgh’s North Side, our “ducky” approached the Ohio River near the Carnegie Science Center, then slowly and smoothly glided into the water.
A plan to bring whitewater rafting to a 5.5-mile stretch of the New River from Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge won’t get underway until next year, following an order issued Wednesday by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
West Virginia’s influence on the pop culture landscape spans multiple genres. The Mountain State has been written about in songs, served as the setting for feature films and played host to reality television shows.
For three hours Monday, members of the state Parkways Authority hashed out details for the sale of more than $300 million of Turnpike bonds, a plan the authority is expected to formally approve on Thursday.
WILMINGTON, Del. — Though only coincidental, it’s apt nonetheless that Nemours rhymes with amour. Alfred I. duPont, a wealthy Delaware businessman, built the 105-room, 47,000-square-foot, five-story mansion for his second wife, Alicia, as a way to earn her heart.
WOLF, Wyoming — Our wrangler, Jessica, suggested that we ride the North Red Trail for the views. She had delivered the goods on that morning’s ride, so with a nod of agreement, my three friends and I nudged our horses with our heels and set off behind her. The ride began as a steep climb up …
PITTSBURGH — A bit of advice to anyone visiting the National Aviary in Pittsburgh: look at the daily schedule on arrival or, even better, check out the daily activities online before your visit. There’s so much to do that advance planning is a real help.
Sooner or later, every Mountaineer vacations in Myrtle Beach. A lucky few discover the Marshwalk of Murrells Inlet, home to a dozen restaurants and bars connected by a boardwalk.
My friend Cheryl and I have come to southern West Virginia to raft the Upper Gauley River during the fall dam-release period known as Gauley Season, one of whitewater rafting’s epic adventures. It’s a heart-pumping day of paddling, getting drenched by the cold October waters as we run the 37…
MIAMI — A four-story pile of rocks painted in fluorescent colors towered ahead of us as we drove north on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, dodging weaving skateboards and erratically driven cars, bicycles and scooters, all seemingly determined to flout the rules of the road.
ANTARCTICA — Surely the chances are minuscule: How often do any of us go more than 7,000 miles away, to the sparsely populated ends of the earth, and then run into someone from just down the road?
I stood on a deserted stretch of Coquina Beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on an October afternoon watching waves crash against the sandy shore. All alone in this awe-inspiring setting, I found it hard to believe that just a short drive would put me in the middle of tourist areas deve…
While Yeager Airport's runway conditions remained open and active early Wednesday, passengers were being urged to check with their airlines to make sure flights to their connecting or destination airports in the northeast had not been canceled on Wednesday or Thursday due to harsh winter weather.
A shortage of subfreezing temperatures needed for snowmaking has forced three of West Virginia’s four ski areas to suspend slope operations until at least Friday.
A winter hike among towering pine trees brushed with new-fallen snow can be a riveting time spent outdoors. But for those averse to West Virginia’s usual frosty temperatures this time of year — or looking for a change of barren scenery — a hike through panoramic desert vistas can provide a r…