Category Archives: Plan Your Trip

9 Best Trails for Hiking Near and In Richmond (All Levels)

Hikes in Richmond VA

Virginia’s capital city of Richmond is located in a very strategic and optimal place to take advantage of some of the state’s best nature.  This is a guide for where to go hiking near Richmond.  There are many hikes in Richmond that are perfect for all levels of fitness and desires. We are detailing the […]

10 Best Trails for Hiking Near and In Charlottesville (All Levels)

Appalachian Trail Virginia hiking near Charlottesville : Best hiking near Charlottesville

The historic city of Charlottesville, Virginia is often associated with the University of Virginia and once being the home of Thomas Jefferson.  However, this Virginia city is the perfect place to get outdoors and soak in the fresh air.  One of the most popular activities for active travelers is to go on an adventure hiking […]

12 Best Waterfall Hikes in Virginia That Are Worth Your Time

Crabtree Falls lower section Virginia waterfall

Virginia may not be renowned for its waterfalls, but they definitely do exist and they are in various parts of the state.  This guide shows the best waterfall hikes in Virginia that you’ll want to add to your bucket list.  If you have a favorite Virginia waterfall hike that was left off this list, please […]

The 22 National Parks in Virginia (Reasons to Visit Each + Tips)

Shenandoah National Park in Virginia

You will currently find a total of 22 National Parks in Virginia.  They vary from nature spots to Civil War monuments all are pretty easy to visit independently. This guide will take you through the Virginia National Parks and gives reasons for visiting each (and tips on how to do it!) While Shenandoah National Park […]

How to Visit the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia (Tips + Facts)

How to Visit the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia (Tips + Facts)

For years, I put the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia at the top of my home state travel list. I never knew why I had such a desire to visit but perhaps that region of Virginia was so unexplored by me and I knew my state like the back of my hand when it came […]