Spring is back in Williamsburg: Time to visit these Virginia State Parks

From collecting shark teeth at York River State Park to getting cozy inside a yurt at Kiptopeke State Park on the Eastern Shore, there is no reason not to visit any of these beautiful venues in the coming months.

There is a open beach that allows dogs and a designated swimming beach at Kiptopeke State Park. Photo courtesy Virginia State Parks

Virginia is for lovers and it’s also home to one of the greatest state park systems in the country. Virginia State Parks, which are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, are consistently rated the best in the nation. Ever since the first Virginia state park opened 81 years ago, they have been […]

Places to visit on one tank of gas: National Museum of the Marine Corps

Visitors to the museum do not need a personal connection to the Marine Corps to find meaning within its walls. The dynamic galleries fill in the details of the watershed moments in American military history.

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Editor’s note: No need for a plane ticket. Put that passport away. This story is part of a series that features regional attractions outside of the Williamsburg area that can be driven to on a tank of gas or less. Buckle up and hit the road.    The fringes of Virginia’s Interstate highways are not […]

Places to visit on one tank of gas: Williamsburg Tasting Trail

The local craft beverage scene in the Historic Triangle is expanding and because the thirsty visitors from Hampton Roads are lining up, businesses are also offering guided tours that provide transportation.

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Editor’s note: No need for a plane ticket. Put that passport away. This story is part of a series that features regional attractions outside of the Williamsburg area that can be driven to on a tank of gas or less. Buckle up and hit the road.    It’s the most common question craft beverage makers […]

W&M ice hockey captain enjoys ‘cultural education’ during European tour with U.S. national team

“I had never been on a trip like this before,” said senior Julian Kell, who added five new stamps to his passport in two weeks as a member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) national team.

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Growing up in northern Virginia, Julian Kell got used to traveling for ice hockey tournaments. During many of these trips, there would always be a little time to also see the sights. A visit to New York City allowed his youth league team to explore the Statue Of Liberty. Then there was a trip to […]

Places to visit on one tank of gas: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger is on display through June 18 and general admission is free. “The VMFA has never really presented such an extensive exhibition of jewelry objects like this.”

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Editor’s note: No need for a plane ticket. Put that passport away. This story is part of a series that features regional attractions outside of the Williamsburg area that can be driven to with less than one tank of gas. Buckle up and hit the road.    Many people find inspiration in the beauty of […]

W&M a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers

Alumna Casey Douma is a community heath volunteer currently serving in Cameroon.  (Courtesy Peace Corps)

William & Mary is one of the country’s top producers of Peace Corps volunteers, according to a report released by the organization Tuesday. Each year, the Peace Corps ranks top volunteer-producing colleges and universities according to the size of their student bodies. With 36 alumni currently volunteering, W&M is ranked fourth among medium schools (5,000-15,000 […]

All Aboard: Riverboat cruises are ‘the next big thing’ for travelers from Hampton Roads

As opposed to typical ocean cruise ships, which usually have long buffet lines and jam-packed pool decks, riverboat cruises offer a more intimate experience. Which is something to be desired for the older crowd.

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance is sponsoring a 7-night, 4-country riverboat cruise along the Danube that can be booked online within minutes. (Photo courtesy Pat Kirkman)

With exciting international itineraries, high-tech amenities provided onboard and extra time to explore, riverboat cruises are catching on among the travelers from Hampton Roads. This is not a new phenomenon — river cruises have been in business for decades — but more modern ships are now visiting more locations around the world that ocean-going vessels […]

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