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Eric J. Wallace

Dr. Casey Kerrigan was a tenured professor at the University of Virginia. She quit to pursue her dream of revolutionizing women’s footwear. Read more

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Jess Daddio

Thomas Jenkins has been building trails around Harrisonburg, Virginia for 25 years. His efforts have helped transform the city into a mecca of hiking and biking, and opened up long-neglected national forest trails. Read more

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Lynn Faust

Lynn Faust has devoted much of her life since childhood to North America’s synchronous fireflies. And she’s written the definitive guide to luminous bugs. Read more

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Lauren Stonestreet: elleeffect.com

A happy accident led Nancy Bruns to revitalize her family’s 200-year-old West Virginia salt-making business. Read more

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Annie Laura of 621Studios.com

Jay Marion's work in the ground creates a connection between his grandparents and his grandson. Read more

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Holt Messerly

An interest hatched at age 10 became a life-long obsession. Read more

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5 Petal Productions

For Logan and Georganna Seamon, hiking the Appalachian Trail led to a life-changing business opportunity. Read more

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Caverns’ owner T. C. Northcott was obsessed with the 54-degree cave air, and was convinced of its restorative benefits. Read more

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These destinations all feature a cozy place to sleep and convenience to a few miles of The Great Trail. Read more

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When better to get out the tent than the cool nights of fall? Read more

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Courtesy of TheRealHikingViking.com

Tom Gathman reflects on his unsupported solo thru-hike of all 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail in the depths of winter. Read more

Behind BRC

Top VA Waterfalls

Pat and Chuck Blackley

Discover a dozen of our favorite Virginia mountain waterfalls! Read more

Tours

Why would the U.S. Chief Justice, at age 57, take on the treacherous New River in a batteau? And why would somebody do it again in the same kind of vessel, 150 years later? Read more

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The Albemarle Historical Society is part-museum, part living-history exhibit. Read more

Country Roads

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621studios.com

Barbara Kingsolver's vision comes to full fruition at her husband's restaurant. Read more

Food & Flavors