Virginia’s Blue Ridge was highlighted in a recent article published in The Guardian, the award-winning international news outlet.

“The Big Trip: In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, on the trail of its old time musical heritage” was written by Robert Hull, a London-based travel writer who was hosted in 2015 by Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge in collaboration with the Virginia Tourism Corporation as he learned more about the region.

The article, which was published in print and on The Guardian website, focuses on the Blue Ridge Parkway and The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail.

As the writer puts it, the two unique roads are intertwined, saying:

“The two roads frequently overlap and when they do, the mixture of music and mountains is irresistible.”

Hull began his journey in Roanoke and then traveled south, visiting both the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum at Ferrum College and the Floyd Country Store for its famous Friday Night Jamboree. He also had a chance to spend a night at the Bella La Vita Inn, a charming B&B in Floyd.

He then continued onward along The Crooked Road to discover more of the unique musical heritage of this part of the state.

Visit The Guardian website to see the complete version of the article.