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    Kip Dawkins

    A Royal Combination

    Aristotle wrote of heaping platters of caviar served to the blare of trumpets. Russian soldiers in the Napoleonic Wars spread the virtues of vodka. Together they are the perfect marriage of two of life’s great luxuries. more

    Jan 27, 2017



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    New Oyster Cult

    With big growth in production and a burgeoning reputation in the global market, it’s boom time for Virginia oysters. Here, we offer news from the oyster beat, and recipes worthy of the Chesapeake Bay’s star bivalve. more

    Jan 26, 2017




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    Marvelous Malta

    The sun-splashed Mediterranean archipelago is at the crossroads of history. more

    Mar 10, 2017

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    Urban Explorer

    Hollywood stuntman Paul Darnell made it to the big screen by perfecting the art of freerunning—which means employing a combination of athleticism, technique and intelligence to overcome anything that stands in his way. more

    Feb 27, 2017

Hotels & Resorts

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    The Memphis Beat

    It's got Blues, barbecue and Elvis, but Tennessee's Bluff City remains restless, eager to break out and try new things. more

    Jan 12, 2017



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    A Civilized Christmas

    In a season notorious for commercialism, Keswick Hall, in the heart of Virginia hunt country, offers a relaxed and resplendent respite from the madness. more

    Dec 14, 2016


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    Fall Escapes

    The region's 27 most inviting retreats perfect for a long weekend of slipping away from the everyday. more

    Oct 16, 2016


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    Eat, Drink, and ... Eat!

    A gastronome’s take on Virginia’s top culinary destination, the Inn at Little Washington more

    Aug 17, 2016


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    Dental Myth Busters

    Can too much whitening hurt your teeth? Is there a difference between toothpaste formulas? Do you have to floss every day, really? Practitioners from around the state answer some of our most pressing dental health questions. more

    Aug 16, 2016

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    Run For It

    It’s time to start training for the fall foot races. more

    Aug 2, 2016

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