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4 adventures in & right around Morgantown

Morgantown is the perfect base camp for adventure: a lively small-city scene, and a gateway to outdoor exploration. Go exploring,

Morgantown, underground: 5 best undiscovered spots in WV’s most vibrant nightlife scene

Morgantown is a college town known for its vibrant nightlife, but sometimes the best finds are off the beaten path.

Need motivation for your mountain run? How ‘bout a drink!

To the uninitiated, the Mountain Momma Hash House Harriers (M2H3), may seem like an unorganized horde of people running wild

Want to understand the vibe of “America’s Coolest Small Town”? Stop here.

Vibe is tricky to put your finger on. For Lewisburg, a quaint city in southeast West Virginia, creativity sets it

3 camping recipes with an Appalachian touch

  Want to upgrade your campsite cooking? Give it a hearty country touch with some age-old mountain advice. Here are

Foodie (and drinkie) Almost Heaven, right here

Calling all foodies! If you’ve tired of the well-trodden dining scenes in bigger cities, it’s time to put this West

Wild days ‘n wild nights: your guide to New River Gorge adventure & nightlife

The New River Gorge in West Virginia is the East’s outdoor adventure central, but the excitement doesn’t stop when the

Same dish: gourmet or homestyle? You decide

Sometimes nothing beats a good, old-fashioned home-cooked meal. But our creative chefs sure know how to add gourmet flair to

6 best places to pick up tailgate snacks to-go

Where are the best post-game hangouts in West Virginia? Here are just a few… Wheeling Pittsburgh-based Primanti Bros. now has

Pedal right out of DC, into history & charm

Bike right from D.C. into natural beauty to explore history and charm along the path to Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown.

What the heck is burgoo?! …Would you eat it?

In the hills of Appalachia lays a tradition that’s been stewing since before the Revolutionary War. For hundreds of years,

Tuck into this mountain valley Winter Wonderland

Whether you’re skiing or just looking for a winter escape, Canaan Valley, WV, is a winter wonderland. Tuck away just

All the best mountain fall fests

  BASE jumping, apple butter, lumberjackin’— it’s fall festival time in West Virginia. Here are some our best mountain fests:

Greek, Italian, Swiss… the best celebrations of WV’s patchwork heritage

West Virginia is a true melting pot of cultures— and we celebrate them all! From Greek and Italian to Scottish

Apple-icious-est autumn: hand-churned apple butter, apple pie & so much cider

Remember the days of running around barefoot— the cool grass squishing between your toes and the crunch of an apple

Discover urban Appalachia’s renaissance at this unique open-air market

Get a peek behind the curtain of Appalachia’s artistic revival at the East End Bazaar in Charleston. The Bazaar’s colorful

2 festivals, 1 weekend: get the best of both

  Gauley River National Recreation Area is THE place to be in the fall! Especially the 1 weekend 2 festivals

The ultimate romantic retreat, hiding just outside DC

Only about 1 hour from Washington D.C. is the perfect, but little-known romantic getaway: West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. Take a

8 reasons to dress to the nines in WV

Sometimes it is just plain fun to go all out and dress up for a night on the town. Want

Wait, farm-to-table is a trend? Not here!

While the farm-to-table trend seems to have appeared out of nowhere, here in West Virginia, locally sourced food has always

Dear world: You’re eating your dogs all wrong!

Here in West Virginia, we put our own spin on a national food staple. A “WV dog” is usually topped

Squeeze all you can from summer vacay! Weekend escape ideas

When your very own cities are packed with things to do, don’t vacation, STAYCATION! Whether you’re looking for history, an

The totally last-second guide to a great family vacation in WV

Escape any time with a spontaneous mountain trip the family will never forget. The best vacations are the ones where

Biggest, craziest ice creams to cool down with

Take your ice cream game up a notch or 2! Nothing pairs better with a hot summer’s day than a

Best of July in WV

Summer is just now heating up! Here is a sampling of some of the great events taking place in the

5 must-try, but blink-and-you-missed-it seasonal eats

One of the great things about local dining in West Virginia is that food is seasonal. Of course, that means

Offbeat ideas for solo travelers in the mountains

Looking for solo travel ideas that aren’t run-of-the-mill? Just change your approach! Traveling by yourself can be liberating. And it

Happy birthday, WV! 11 ways to celebrate (here & afar)

Happy birthday, West Virginia! Our great state turns 153 this year on June 20. Here are 11 ways for mountain

Best summer sizzle & splash

Temperatures are rising, BBQ is smoking and water parks are calling! These staple summer favorites go hand-in-hand and are the

Share the simplest joys of mountain summer

Before video games, Wifi and hi-def TV, there were tents on the lawn, fireflies and stone skippin’. This season, take

7 best free family activities in WV

Adventure abounds in the hills of West Virginia— and lots of it is free! In West Virginia, families can enjoy

Unique, home-grown finds from WV’s farmers markets

Stop in any farmers market in West Virginia, and you’ll find a beautiful variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and other

Black book for your dates. Red book for your meals

Never— really, never— taste the same thing twice at Redbook Restaurant at Hillbrook Inn and Spa. Every dish— elegant multi-course

Where to try fresh Appalachian trout

No fish exemplifies the crisp, cool atmosphere of the mountains as much as fresh trout. They live in the cold

5 craft beer + local food pairings you gotta taste together

What better way to experience mountain flavor than with classic meals paired with classic beers, all made in-state? Beer and

Taste Almost Heaven’s Wildest Food

West Virginia’s favorite perennial peaks in April. You can taste delicious, oniony ramps across the state in community dinners, your

Gal getaways: hit the town

Longing for a ladies’ night out? Hit the town with your gal friends. Sophisticated wine tastings, casual bars and snazzy

Brewing up in 2016: 10 new breweries & events to try

West Virginia’s craft beer business is booming! Here are 7 new breweries and 3 new events to watch for this

Escape to a world with no fast food, no stoplights

Get away from it all– traffic, crowds, even stoplights– in Monroe County, WV. Sometimes it is nice to step into

Here’s where to find the springiest wines

As West Virginia blooms, local wineries squeeze nature’s goodness into big glass bottles! Get a taste of spring with these

Shake up your drink game with these 4 fine mountain cocktails

Chilly temperatures are no match for some of West Virginia’s finely crafted cocktails and local spirits. Sit back, relax and

Best WV wines & spirits for every palate

Let your personal palate lead you to the best WV wines & spirits for your tastes. Most wineries make a

The world’s biggest water tasting event. (Yes, really!)

It’s kind of like the Oscars, but for water. Every February for the past 25 years, the little town of Berkeley

Warm your spirit this season in these 5 WV coffee shops

Coffee is a drink that keeps us connected in the Mountain State. Here in the hills, you will find several

Say “I love you” with the sweetest of the sweets

Switch it up this year and impress your sweetie with goodies whipped up in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. These local

Appalachia’s own “Iron Chef”

The Cast Iron Cook-Off is the Appalachian region’s premier gourmet culinary competition, and this year it’s getting a fresh new

Mountain Flavor: Carrot Leek Soup

Warm your spirit with winter dishes from some of West Virginia’s top chefs Small but mighty, there’s something special about

Ever had “cellar cider”? It’s not what you’re used to

A new duo of craft brewers are infusing the Greenbrier Valley with a set of spirits that harken back to

Mountain Flavor: Wicked Pimento Cheese

Betsey Sorrell calls it “everybody’s restaurant.” The RailYard in Bluefield mixes up Americana cuisine with a rotating menu and palate-friendly

4 most indulgent ways to upgrade your Mountain State ski trip

Resort skiing is the best of 2 extremes– the gritty fun of barrelling down slopes combined with the sheer luxury

Mountain Flavor: White Chicken Chili

Warm your spirit with winter dishes from some of West Virginia’s top chefs Paying homage to their Slovenian heritage, Rebecca

WV’s Little Italy: discover European flavor in the mountains

A little taste of Italy is hiding in the West Virginia hills. Thousands of Italian-Americans settled in North-Central West Virginia

How many of these 45 authentic WV experiences have you had?

West Virginia has never been one to follow the trends— I mean, we exist because we created our own state

Mountain flavor: Ginger Bourbon Martini mixology recipe

Warm your spirit with winter dishes from some of West Virginia’s top chefs The family-operated Forks Restaurant & Inn in

25 resolutions to add to your bucket list this year

There are so many things to see and do in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia that it can be a bit

Mountain flavor: Chef’s roast venison with chanterelles recipe

Warm your spirit with winter dishes from WV’s top chefs Morgantown-area chef Marion Ohlinger’s 30-year career as a chef has taken

7 most unique old-time holiday events in WV

If the commercial bustle of modern America threatens to be a bit much for you this holiday season, never fear—

Let someone else cook this holiday

If the thought of cooking and carving a 10+ pound bird is terrifying to you— not to mention all of that

Eat Wild! 6 WV places to try unique game dishes

Our state has no shortage of local, wild food– foragers know all about our ramps, berries, and mushrooms. But what

Our Local Palate | Morgantown’s best bites & beverages

  By Lauren Nagy The Local Palate made a stop here in Morgantown, and started like true West Virginians: with

Our Local Palate, Charleston | The best of WV’s capital city cuisine

By Kelsey Thomas The capital city’s food scene has really taken off in the past few years. Charleston is packed

7 places that take “Dinner and a Show” to a whole ‘nother level

Here in the Mountain State, you can unwind over a delicious meal and enjoy top-of-the-line entertainment, from murder mysteries to

Our Local Palate, Fayetteville, WV | A secret small-town foodie spot

by Angela Sundstrom Fayetteville is known for adventure. But even the most thrilling day is not complete without it culminating

Cheers to a new chapter in WV craft drinks

The art of crafting Mountain State wine, spirits and beer has changed a lot in recent years. Only a decade

West Virginia’s Oktoberfest Oktober-Bests

What better time of year to get out and discover real mountain flavor in West Virginia? Round up your friends

Best of October in WV

In fall, West Virginia’s forests and trees alight into a fiery red, yellow and orange palette. What better time to

10 MASSIVE WV treats you’ll want to split!

West Virginia is known for its breathtaking views – and we aren’t just talking about the scenic ones! Pack your

Discover WV’s best sips along 8 new Wine & Spirits Trails

  Discover West Virginia’s best vineyards and distilleries along the state’s 8 new wine and spirits trails. Follow the trails

Harvest in the hills: Celebrating WV’s fall foods

The rains and heat of summer have done their work, and the fruits and vegetables are at their peak of

5 off-the-beaten path, kitschy mountain stops in WV

Here in West Virginia— a state that certainly has its share of quirky festivals, stores and characters— we’ve got plenty

7 most endearing, old-fashioned dates in WV

While the technology of our day and age is sometimes helpful, who doesn’t love the dating tactics from an old-school

12 Appalachian foods so amazing they have their own festival— and what to taste there

Savor the flavors of Appalachia, from farm-fresh ingredients prepared with an international twist to down-home cooking like grandma used to

11 things You don’t want to miss at the State Fair of WV

The 10 most fun days of summer are nearing: the State Fair of West Virginia in Lewisburg begins Aug. 9

6 best craft beer & spirits events across WV

As West Virginia’s craft beer and spirits scene has grown, so have events to celebrate these handcrafted flavors. Some of

Dining with a View: 4 restaurants with scenic mountain seating

West Virginia’s soaring mountains and sprawling valleys provide breathtaking backdrops for a delicious dining experience. Take in the scenery from

Wild foods of WV: the tastiest foraging along the trail

West Virginia is one of the best places in the nation to find wild and delectable foods. Our warm growing

3 friendly WV B&B owners (and their breakfast specialties!)

West Virginia has no shortage of beautiful historic buildings, local farms, and Appalachian charm. The best way to enjoy all

Bike + Brew: 5 best mountain destinations

Nothing is better than a finely crafted microbrew after the rush of hugging mountains on 2 wheels all day long.

16 most unique foodie finds in WV

Foodies, there’s something going on in West Virginia you need to know about. Our eclectic, eccentric chefs are whipping up

Best desserts in all of West Virginia

Dessert can be the high note to end your meal, or a sweet meal on its own. West Virginia has

7 small but vibrant WV towns you’ll need several days to fully explore

Our state is full of small towns. But our small towns, like our people, have more to them than meets

Real moonshine? Beekeeping meaderies? 10 most interesting WV spirits & brews.

West Virginia has a long history of making moonshine in the hills. Several distilleries, wineries, meaderies and breweries are still crafting

5 ways WV will throw you for a loop

West Virginia has great moonshine, bluegrass, and yes, plenty of great “country roads.” But there’s so much more to this

6 full-on foodie towns in West Virginia

On your next trip to West Virginia, bring your appetite along with your sense of adventure! Great food can make

13 places in WV where they still do it the old-fashioned way

Modern life is full of interesting gadgets and easy conveniences, but it hasn’t always been that way. There are plenty

5 best-kept food secrets in West Virginia

The only problem with great food secrets is that if the food is amazing, it won’t be a secret for