Humpback Rocks

Spring is here and hiking season is upon us.  The trails are fresh and open for visitors all over the Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Mountains, and even by Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.  There are some amazing hikes near us, but one … Continue reading

3 Ways to Say Happy Mother’s Day

We all know who the real heroes are:  moms.  Mother’s Day is only two weeks away! Whether you are looking to land the perfect gift for your mom, or you are a mom who could use a perfect weekend away, … Continue reading

Garden Week at Morven Gardens

This coming week is Historic Garden week in Virginia.  This annual event features lush gardens all over the state.  Come see the best of Virginia’s landmarks.  Presidential houses, historic homes, and privately owned estates open once a year for “Virginia’s … Continue reading

Highland County Maple Festival

March has a lot going for it. From St. Patrick’s Day to the Virginia Festival of the Book, there are many things happening this month.  The 59th Annual Highland Maple Festival is right around the corner and we cannot wait … Continue reading

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift

Valentine’s Day can be difficult.  It seems like pressure to say “I love you” to your partner while simultaneously taking their breath away, making all your friends jealous, and outdoing every past Valentine’s Day, grows heavier each year.   If you … Continue reading

Explore Virginia’s Historic Garden Week

Lush gardens, historic homes, and warm walking tours with good company—nothing celebrates the arrival of spring like Virginia’s Historic Garden Week, and the annual event is fast approaching! “Every April, visitors are welcomed to more than 250 of Virginia’s most … Continue reading

The 27th Annual Wildflower Weekend at Shenandoah National Park

The reawakening of the natural world is one of the most welcomed parts of spring, particularly in regards to the vivid splash of color of newly bloomed flowers. While the progression of springtime greenery is a slower process, flowers seem to leap forward in their urgency towards warm weather. Continue reading

Talk a Walk in the Roses at Historic Garden Week, Virginia

“But each spring…a gardening instinct, sure as the sap rising in the trees, stirs within us. We look about and decide to tame another little bit of ground.” — Lewis Gantt Nothing proclaims the arrival of spring quite like the … Continue reading