Blue Ridge Parkway

Over nine days, I traveled I-81 and I-26 from Staunton, Virginia to Asheville, North Carolina, then east on I-40 and north
My girls were waiting in the car. I slid in the driver's seat and directed my voice to the back, over the Shovels & Rope album playing: "Girls, I don't know what today will bring. I don't even really know where we are going. All I know, it will be an adventure."
Though often remote, the Appalachian Trail was a route like any other. Ordinary roads ran near it and intersected it as it wound its way around towns, over rivers and across forested valleys. What was to stop me from tracking the trail by . . . car?
The Appalachian Trail is back in the news these days. Some of us have indelible memories of our experiences on the trail. Here's my tale of tracing the entire length of it, years back, in, uh, a rented Geo Prizm.
There are many unique reasons to stay and explore both Charlottesville and Roanoke, Virginia - about 120 miles apart on that scenic and historic Parkway.
The golden season before the trees relinquish their leaves is a short but glorious one. And one of the best ways to experience autumn's fiery plumage is on the saddle of a bike, while the crisp breeze whispers by and the blond sunlight glances down.
A classic American pastime, road trips are an amazing way to experience the beauty and charm of America's incredibly diverse landscape.
America has so many breathtakingly scenic highways, it's no wonder that the family road trip is a national obsession. But summer isn't the only season to pack up the family and hit the pavement. In the northeast, fall foliage season is just hitting its peak.
Even in the digital age, road trips remain a classic American pastime. Why are they so popular? Hitting the open road takes us out of our comfort zone, literally and figuratively. Here's a guide to the best routes in the Southeast U.S., as well as some great tips for your next road trip.
The NPS said the shutdown is causing it to lose $450,000 per day in revenue from entrance and other fees, such those associated
Most visitors to Asheville, North Carolina come to see George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate and to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, but I roared into town on the back of my man's BMW R1200GS motorcycle to explore one of America's greatest undiscovered food towns.
For a perfect short road trip, the area starting around D.C. and heading southwest into Virginia is among the best. From Northern Virginia's horse country to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah Valley, you'll find a mix of nature, history and charm.
(SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL LIST) Other than Great Smokey Mountains, full-fledged national parks with the highest attendance included