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Ten Wonderfully Surprising Things to Do and See in Charlottesville and Roanoke: Virginia's Blue Ridge Region

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 12.28.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

There are many unique reasons to stay and explore both Charlottesville and Roanoke, Virginia - about 120 miles apart on that scenic and historic Parkway.

America's Best Fall Bike Rides

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

The golden season before the trees relinquish their leaves is a short but glorious one. And one of the best ways to experience autumn's fiery plumage is on the saddle of a bike, while the crisp breeze whispers by and the blond sunlight glances down.

Great American Road Trips

BnBFinder.com | Posted 08.24.2014 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

A classic American pastime, road trips are an amazing way to experience the beauty and charm of America's incredibly diverse landscape.

Go Now: 5 Spectacular Fall Drives

MiniTime | Posted 10.18.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

America has so many breathtakingly scenic highways, it's no wonder that the family road trip is a national obsession. But summer isn't the only season to pack up the family and hit the pavement. In the northeast, fall foliage season is just hitting its peak.

Fall Road Trips [INFOGRAPHIC]

Home Away | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Home Away

Even in the digital age, road trips remain a classic American pastime. Why are they so popular? Hitting the open road takes us out of our comfort zone, literally and figuratively. Here's a guide to the best routes in the Southeast U.S., as well as some great tips for your next road trip.

Kate Sheppard

National Park Closures Mean Loss Of More Than Just Scenery

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Local economies in the communities that border national parks are expected to lose as much as $30 million a day as a result of the gover...

Eating my Way through Asheville, North Carolina

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 08.01.2013 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Most visitors to Asheville, North Carolina come to see George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate and to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, but I roared into town on the back of my man's BMW R1200GS motorcycle to explore one of America's greatest undiscovered food towns.

Roadtripping in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Monique Stringfellow | Posted 08.19.2013 | Travel
Monique Stringfellow

For a perfect short road trip, the area starting around D.C. and heading southwest into Virginia is among the best. From Northern Virginia's horse country to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah Valley, you'll find a mix of nature, history and charm.

PHOTOS: The Most Visited National Parks May Surprise You

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.11.2013 | San Francisco

Filmmaker Ken Burns once called the National Parks System "America's Best Idea." No matter where you stand on other great American ideas (the ligh...