Why is West Virginia so appealing to homebuyers and families?

Tourists walk Potomac Street in Harpers Ferry. West Virginia
When West Virginia split off from Virginia and became a state in 1861, no one would have thought about how it might stand out...

2019 outlook bleak for middle-class West Virginians

Keystone West Virginia, McDowell County, Hatfield & McCoy Region
Politicians and pundits will tell you that the past three years may have been a renaissance for the U.S. economy. Unemployment is down. Wages...

Could you benefit from a wellness retreat this winter?

Vacationers arrive at cabin near Fayetteville., West Virginia
Balancing work and life aren’t easy. In order to support your family, have a house, car, and whatever else you might want out of...

Winter motorcycle trips in W.Va. exhilarating, require planning

Snowy scenery is a feast for the eyes, but don't neglect the dangers in cycling West Virginia in winter.
There's nothing quite like a motorcycle road trip through West Virginia in winter. The snow-covered scenery that frames the open road is a feast...

Five up-and-coming sports being played in West Virginia

A caver explores at vent at Ice Mountain in Hampshire County, West Virginia (WV).
Hiking, biking, fishing, climbing, hunting, paddling — West Virginia has long been associated with these popular pastimes. Kayakers venture here by the thousands each...

Health tips for travel during the holiday in West Virginia

Hikers cross a boardwalk through a marsh near Beckley, West Virginia. Photo courtesy Active SWV.
Celebrating the holidays in West Virginia is all about good food and good company, and those of us who have moved away may spend...

Pack the essentials when cabin lodging in West Virginia in winter

Cabin in the Canaan Valley, Tucker County, Allegheny Highlands Region
If you're vacationing in the mountains of West Virginia this winter, there's always a chance you could be snowed-in while staying in a cabin...

Two scenic highways in W.Va. are ultimate thrill rides

Cathedral Falls drops over sandstone ledges on its descent to the New River near Gauley Bridge, West Virginia.
West Virginia is truly one of the most beautiful states in the U.S., and its Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountain ranges are considered among...

Eight great reasons to visit Sun Valley, Idaho, this year!

Winter or summer, Sun Valley in Idaho, is a vacation wonderland.
Sun Valley, Idaho, is an ideal holiday destination all year round. Whether you visit during the winter season or in summertime, you'll always find...

Always plenty of family fun in West Virginia backyards

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have fun in West Virginia, and you don’t have to travel far, either.
You don't need to spend a lot of money to have fun in West Virginia, and you don't have to travel far, either. Here...

Drunk driving carries harsh penalties in West Virginia

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense in West Virginia.
Visiting one of our wineries? Enjoying a drink after a hike? Have fun, but use caution. Driving under the influence is considered a serious...

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