Virginia's Blue Ridge received international press coverage with its inclusion in a recent piece for loveEXPLORING, a United Kingdom based travel website.

The article, which is titled "Hit the road in the Capital Region: what to see, do and eat on a road trip around Washington DC and beyond," was written by Charlotte Irwin, who visited Virginia's Blue Ridge as part of a media tour hosted by Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge in partnership with the Virginia Tourism Corporation and CRUSA. Visit VBR also provided images that were included in the story.

Many local businesses and experiences are highlighted in the story, including breakfast at Scratch Biscuit Company, moonshine tasting at Twin Creeks Distillery, and shopping at Black Dog Salvage.

The following is an excerpt from the piece:

"Embrace the freedom of the open road as you travel further south stopping at the buzzing city of Roanoke. Less well known than Virginia's capital of Richmond, Roanoke is a cosmopolitan place that lies just beneath the Blue Ridge, offering beautiful vistas and easy access to some of the best cycling trails in America."

Read the complete article on the loveEXPLORING website.