Author Archives: Staff Writer

What is Better Than Hiking? Hiking and Yoga Together In Beautiful Places!

By Georgie Bishop of Re:treat Telluride, CO, is a great place to visit regardless of the season. It is home to skiing in the winter and hiking/biking/camping in the summer along with a whole host of other outdoor activities.  It is also home to Re:treat, a company that combines yoga retreats with lots of OTHER treats, like hiking and good, ... Read More »

Pamela Mattson McDonald

While a successful, visual artist at the mouth of the Columbia River for twenty years, Pamela Mattson McDonald relied on acute observation, creativity, and a disciplined focus. For the last eight she’s honed these skills to the written word. Her work is a window on her varied past experience and worldview. She’s also gardened extensively, worked in the merchant marines, ... Read More »

Hiking the New River Gorge in West Virginia

by Lisa Strader This year, Visit Southern West Virginia embarked on a trails campaign to promote the awesome hiking and biking trails in our region. The campaign inspired me, and my co-workers Maura and Becky, to get out and experience the wilderness we have in our backyard (literally). We decided to start in the New River Gorge National River.  This ... Read More »

Lisa Strader

Lisa Strader is the Digital Media Manager for Visit Southern West Virginia, the regional tourism promotion bureau for all things Southern West Virginia. Having worked promoting southern WV for over 20 years, Lisa thoroughly enjoys getting out into the hills of WV with her co-workers, friends and family. Read More »

Virginia’s Crabtree Falls: Highest Vertical-drop Cascading Waterfall East of the Mississippi

from Nelson County, Virginia Crabtree Falls, the highest vertical-drop cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River, is a popular attraction located in Nelson County, Virginia, just six miles off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway near milepost 27. Physical address is 11581 Crabtree Falls Highway Montebello. Crabtree Falls features a series of five major cascades and a number of smaller ones ... Read More »