Citing ‘challenging perceptions,’ Elite Airways postpones start of service at PHF

Elite Airways operates a fleet of Bombardier CRJ-200 and CRJ-700 jet airliners, which will add routes between Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) and New York City/Newark (EWR) and Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP). (Courtesy Elite Airways & Newport News/Williamsburg Int'l Airport)

Elite Airways LLC announced Monday it has postponed the start of service at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF). The airline announced in December that it would begin to offer nonstop jet service from Newport News to New York City/Newark Airport and Long Island MacArthur Airport, scheduled to start March 13, 2017. According to a news […]

Escape to Grand Cayman: Journal entries from a constant wanderer

Follow James City County resident Ben Swenson as he leaves the snow in Hampton Roads behind to explore a world of Caribbean wonder outside his resort, beyond the tourist paths and past the pristine beaches.

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The Caribbean islands beckon many Virginians this time of year because they offer warm sand and sunshine, which is the perfect pick-me-up after several inches of snow fell on Hampton Roads this past month. But if the idea of lounging beachside for hours at a time isn’t compelling enough to book a flight, consider that most […]

Local travel agents are ‘back in the picture’ and seeing more business

Instead of falling down that travel wormhole on the worldwide web, residents in Hampton Roads are starting to look for a local solution when it comes to planning and executing their travel dreams.

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Name your own price for that hotel stay. Be sure to compare all those rental car quotes. Then scour the internet for hours looking for reviews, advice and the best travel package deal imaginable. Does this sound familiar? For the last two decades, this is how many American consumers planned their trips to Europe, the […]

Williamsburg’s little-known Civil War battlefield has connections to local history

Increased visitation and volunteerism has raised awareness of Williamsburg’s brush with the Civil War.

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For years, Williamsburg’s Civil War history has lived in the shadow of better-known attractions situated nearby. But local historians and preservationists have made strides in recent years to right that imbalance by showcasing opportunities to enjoy the preserved parts of this hidden history and by adding to the protected portions of the sprawling battlefield. Even […]

Train adventure fuels 12-song album by local musicians: Part II

During a four-day train trip across the country, a group of former Christopher Newport University musicians and their friends -- dubbed the American Train Collective -- write, perform and record an entire album from scratch.

Caroline Scruggs, left, Caroline Redick and Samuel Corey work on a song from inside the observation train car. (Photos courtesy Jeanette Corey)

The American Train Collective from Elizabeth Corey on Vimeo. Website for the American Train Collective. Editor’s note: This is the final of a two-part series. Click here to read the first part.  Drawing names out of a hat at random was a good way to break down barriers that intrinsically exist when new people meet […]

Train adventure fuels 12-song album by local musicians: Part I

During a four-day train trip across the country, a group of former Christopher Newport University musicians and their friends -- dubbed the American Train Collective -- write, perform and record an entire album.

Caroline Scruggs, left, Caroline Redick and Samuel Corey work on a song from inside the observation train car. (Photos courtesy Jeanette Corey)

The American Train Collective from Elizabeth Corey on Vimeo. Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. Inside a packed New York City train station, a young, ragtag bunch of friendly musicians sported sandals on their feet with colorful bandannas festively wrapped in their hair. They hesitantly walked through the terminal carrying duffel […]

Escape to Oregon (in an RV): Journal entries from a constant wanderer

Follow Williamsburg resident Kathy Hornsby as she documents the good, the bad, and the boring from her solo journey across Oregon while maneuvering a 25-foot recreational vehicle.

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The idea was pretty simple: Roam around by myself in Oregon for 12 days in an recreational vehicle — aka an RV. But in reality, I don’t like driving an RV. My focus was on landscape photography. Desert. Mountains. Dramatic coastline … but I don’t like landscape photography.   At the very least, I wanted […]