Tag archives for West Virginia

American Classic: Family Time at the Greenbrier

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“Mom, it looks like the White House!” my nine-year-old son Chase blurts from the backseat. The three of us–my daughter Mackenzie included–have just driven four hours from Washington, D.C. to White Sulphur Springs in West Virginia, our ears popping as we rolled up and down the bucolic Allegheny Mountains. Our destination: the legendary Greenbrier resort for a decadent weekend together.

When to Call Yourself a Pro Photographer

When can you call yourself a “professional” photographer? Is it when you buy an expensive camera, sell a picture, or get published? No one seems to agree.

White Water West Virginia

Sometimes, you’ve gotta leave home to appreciate what you have there.

John Brown’s Body . . . and Yours?

Not to be melancholy or mythological (remember Charon’s ferry to Hades?), but I’m seeing a connection between happy travels and the End of the Line. It hit me during a daydream after a recent trip: A place you visit has you hooked if you’re imagining being buried there. For me that place is Harpers Ferry,…

Unplugged in Capon Springs

I’ve stepped back in time. Last year, when I arrived at Capon Springs and Farms in West Virginia with my family and friends for one last blast of summer, I felt like I was back at my childhood summer camp. Scattered across its 4,700 acres were tidy, white clapboard cottages trimmed in green shutters, a…

A Civil War Camping Weekend Just Beyond DC

To mark Veterans’ Day, here’s a bit on the Civil War-themed camping trip I took last weekend with my husband and our goofy dog. It was our last camping trip of the season. Smoke inhalation (we had a little trouble with the cabin’s stove) and frozen digits aside, we had a great time. It’s amazing…