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Ideas for breaking out of the conference room holiday party rut!

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‘Tis the season for the holiday office party. Instead of potlucks in the conference room, hit the streets of Roanoke for some real teambuilding memory-making fun. Here are the top five: Urban Scavenger Hunt a group of people posing for the camera Nothing chases the Grinch…

Keeping Friends & Family Entertained This Holiday Season – Roanoke VA

It’s that time of year again…a frenzy of holiday celebrations, parties and out of town guests; loved ones, dear friends or your favorite Great Aunt Myrtle are a wonderful addition to the season but we all know what Benjamin Franklin had to say about guests. Sometimes all you need is a change of scenery and a…

Reasons You’ll Want to Visit the Salt Foot Sanctuary

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logo We all know how important self-care is to our overall physical and mental health, but do we do it? Probably not. The Salt Foot Sanctuary, part of The Spa & Adventure Center at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, is Roanoke’s newest venue for blissful refreshment. It’s the place…

The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts Are the Ones You Enjoy TOGETHER: 8 Fun Things To Do In Roanoke, VA

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Valentine’s Day is closer than you think, so now is the time to plan those shared experiences that make relationships so much fun. Here are some great suggestions to get you started: a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera1….

Reasons to Take the New Virginia’s Blue Ridge Hop-On Hop-Off Brewery Tour

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The Roanoke region’s craft beer and beverage scene is on a meteoric rise, with new breweries opening and cherished microbreweries expanding nearly every month. Drink in all there is to experience with the Hop-On Hop-Off Brewery Tour, featuring a rotating schedule that allows repeat tour-goers to visit every (yes, every) brewery and many other craft…

Four reasons why Roanoke’s Lebanese Festival is awesome!


In Roanoke VA, the weekend after Memorial Day is reserved for the Lebanese Festival at the St. Elias Maronite Church.  This year is the 20th anniversary of the festival, the dates are Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 3, 2018. Why such a large Lebanese festival here in Roanoke VA? Because Roanoke wouldn’t be Roanoke without…

Why You’ll Love the Grandin Village Market to Table Tour

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You begin by shopping for ingredients from local farms and end by eating them in a decadent meal. In between market and table you’ll hear fascinating stories of the places, people and products that have populated one of Roanoke’s most interesting neighborhoods since it was created more than a century ago. Need more convincing? Read…

Top Reasons to Take the Appalachian ‘Shine and Spirits Tour

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a close up of a signCraft liquor is the newest horizon in the craft beverage industry. What better setting to experience it in than Franklin County, VA, with its unique and colorful chapters in the annals of moonshine. Need further convincing? Here are the Top Reasons…

Great Ideas for Mother’s Day in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

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If your mother is anything like mine, Mother’s Day is an opportunity to treat her to the type of meals, gifts, and experiences that she probably wouldn’t splurge on for herself.  Bypass traditional gifts and give Mom a curated experience in our beautiful region. I’ve shared some of my favorites below, be sure to let…