The Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge is featured in the November 2016 issue of Washington Life Magazine.

The “Appalachian Vacation” article was written by Erica Moody, who visited the region in March 2016 as part of a media tour hosted by Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

Moody highlights many unique local experiences in our area, including talented artists like Eric Fitzpatrick and Ed Bordett, railroad history at the O. Winston Link Museum, shopping at Black Dog Salvage, and the fantastic performing arts groups.

The article has high praise for the arts scene in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, saying:

“The city nurtures its cultural scene, and artists across the country have relocated to the area for the vibrant arts community and the opportunity to make a living with their craft.”

The author also shared some of her experiences in Virginia’s Blue Ridge to her audience on social media, including the following posts:


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Distributed throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, Washington Life is the premier luxury-lifestyle magazine for the National Capital Region, a primary target market for Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge. According to the magazine’s 2016 Media Kit, it has a readership of over 200,000.

This article provides more exposure and information for readers in the Washington, D.C., area to plan a getaway to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Click here to view the digital version of the November 2016 issue of Washington Life. The article about Virginia’s Blue Ridge is located on page 53.