West Virginia

Tips and Articles in West Virginia

Pursuing a life as close to nature as possible would have been madness to the seventeenth-century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, who sensed “continual fear and danger” in such an existence. Hobbes felt certain it would be “poor, nasty, brutish...
As the late, great Jimmy Durante used to say, everybody wants to get into the act: suddenly, every hotel worth its five diamonds is opening a spa. In-room massage plus a vest-pocket gym with two treadmills just doesn't cut it anymore. By the end o...
The queen of interior design for a large part of the 20th century, Dorothy Draper was known for blowsy floral patterns, baroque plaster pediments, shimmering chandeliers. The Greenbrier resort, in rural West Virginia, was the improbable jewel in h...
5 Great American Drives: The Heartland, Yosemite, The Elvis Trail and More
AMERICA'S HEARTLAND: MINNESOTA I am the product of a Minnesota-style mixed marriage: my mother's from St. Paul, while my father hails from Minneapolis. Como Park versus Minnehaha Falls, the State Fairgrounds versus the Mall of America. My parents ...
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1. Pronghorn Bend, Oregon Six hundred paces into the volcanic caverns beneath the Fazio golf course at Pronghorn is an unlikely office where Ron Davis, the community’s director of development, toils by lamplight with old Pink Floyd albums as bac...
For many months after I was transplanted from our nation's capital to Charleston--West Virginia's small-town capital--I glumly defied the bromide "Find beauty in your own back yard." Finally, dubiously, I embarked on a get-acquainted road trip t...
"Yeeeeeeeeeeeehawwwwwww!!! Listen here, wife! I's gonna learn me how to bar-beeeeeee-cue." I'd like to say those were the very words I yelled across my double-wide trailer before heading to West Virginia with the missus for a three-day course on ...
See our slideshow of 10 of the Coolest Underground Travel Spots. While walking in the West Virginia woods in 1978, Dr. Robert Conte saw something that made him stop in his tracks: an aluminum door between green cement walls. With an ominous feeli...
Dodge dim sum. Hold the raves on risotto. Here's the lowdown on Stars and Stripes for the taste buds. Sure, you might have to drive out of the comfort zone, yell your order, or share a table with strangers. It doesn't faze you at all. You crave th...