Since the publication of our first book, "Hiking Virginia," a dozen years ago, countless people have asked us: "What's your favorite hike?" To celebrate the release of the new, full-color 3rd edition we're going to take you there!
Join us Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 11-14, 2013, at one of our favorite places in all of Virginia: Mount Rogers during peak foliage season. We'll hike up Virginia's tallest peak and coast by bike down the Virginia Creeper Trail, all from a cozy basecamp.
On Feb. 20, up to 100 African American horseback riders will take an 8-mile ride through the Hampton Roads city of Portsmouth in honor of the Buffalo Soldiers, the black Cavalry of the US Army, established in 1866. See more Black History Month events throughout Virginia at www.Virginia.org
It is an honor and a pleasure to be writing for Virginia Tourism's official travel guide for the past 7 years. The 2010 Travel Guide is now available for free at virginia.org or by calling 1-800-VISITVA. In addition to detailing the Commonwealth's nine geographic regions, this year's guide features several new and unique travel features. We love Virginia. Order you free guide and find out why!
This winter we're leading guided trips from the pages of our award-winning Florida Keys Paddling Atlas. Imagine a romantic weekend getaway toasting an island sunset, or spending Spring Break paddling to Key West. Details at BurnhamGuides.com
A great hike can be more than a walk in the woods. These five Virginia hikes provide opportunities for clarity or contemplationas you sit by a waterfall, watch the moon rise over the ocean, or bask in the rush of reaching a summit. Read More
This elegant Virginia golf resort not only takes pets no matter their breeding, but welcomes them with a Pampered Pooch Package. Read More
Rent a canoe or kayak at Waller Mill Park, head across the small lake in search of scallop shell fossils, evidence of an ancient inland sea. Read More
Meet the new Montpelier, home of our fourth president and his wife, Dolley. The last of the founding fathers' homes to be restored to the public has undergone a renovation of historic proportions. New Excursion packages allow you to dig alongside archeologists. Read More
Weve just updated our blog: new paddling video from Tangier Island, hiking in the Blue Ridge, Richmond Segway tour, paddling to a winery and an overnight cabin trip on the Eastern Shore. Read More
Launch from Chincoteague Island to paddle around the edge of Assateague, where wild ponies roam and you're eye-level with myriad wading and shorebirds. Read More
After a year's absence, the tiny watermen's community in the Chesapeake Bay is again connected by ferry service to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Read More
It's Earth Day and "Virginia Green Travel Month!" Celebrate with human-powered recreation and visit green-certified lodgings, restaurants and attractions in the Old Dominion. Read More
Our latest book distills years of camping experience into an idea-packed, picture-driven full-color guide. Gives you the tools to make car camping the pleasure it is meant to be, from choosing a sleeping bag to setting up a tent. Order on Amazon.
The Foster Harris House is the elegant base-camp for the Tour d'Epicure, a cycling adventure geared to all abilities. Four-course gourmet breakfasts fuel biking to lunch at a winery or along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Read More
It may be snowing in Virginia right now, but it's always a tropical 84 degrees inside the gigantic waterpark at Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg. The trees talk, there's a kids' ice cream spa and storytime every night. Read More
Today is George's birthday! Celebrate by visiting his home at Mount Vernon, where the new 'George Washington and His Generals' exhibit just opened, or paddling on his famous river, the Potomac. Read More