5 Compelling Reasons to Visit the Shenandoah Valley This Fall

Yes, we’re a little biased. We do think that the Shenandoah Valley is one of the most beautiful places on earth. There, we said it. However, we do think you’ll feel the same way once you gaze upon the billion … Continue reading

Staunton Music Festival: Why You Should Re-Think Classical Music

  Twenty-two years ago, Carsen Schmidt asked several musician friends to get together with him and organize two chamber music concerts over a weekend. That weekend was the nucleus for Staunton Music Festival. Now, two decades later, that lone weekend … Continue reading

Monticello Independence Day Celebration: 70 Reasons to Attend

The Independence Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello This year marks the 243rd anniversary of the US adoption of the Declaration of Independence. That on its own is reason enough to attend Monticello’s historic celebration. After all, Thomas Jefferson was one of its … Continue reading