Find All Your Summer Gear At Roanoke Mountain Adventures

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Roanoke is full of outdoor spaces to explore, but you need the right gear. It’s easy to load up on everything you need at Roanoke Mountain Adventures. The team will help you find all the essentials for some outdoor fun this summer. Plus, with new and used equipment and rentals,... [read more]

Kayaking 101 Tips

Senior couple kayaking in a lake
From the Upper James River Water Trail to the Pigg River Blueway, the Roanoke area is full of opportunities for kayaking. If you’ve never gone before, you might be worried about getting in the water. Let’s go over some basic kayaking tips, so your first adventure will be a blast. How... [read more]

Take A Trip To The Virginia Museum Of Transportation

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Roanoke started as a railroad town, and the Virginia Museum of Transportation followed suit when it opened its doors in 1963. It mainly focused on the state’s rich railroad history while also offering exhibits on other modes of transportation. Now, the museum offers a nice assortment of exhibits that cover... [read more]

Keep Your Vehicle Cool This Summer

Finger pressing engine start button on car.
Temperatures are rising, which means it’s time to prepare your car for the summer. From checking the coolant level to preparing for emergencies, there are various steps you can take to protect yourself and your vehicle. Let’s go over some top car care tips for the summer months. Check Your Coolant... [read more]

See Why Hollywood’s Restaurant & Bakery Is A Local Favorite

Fried Green Tomatoes Cooking in a Cast Iron Skillet
Hollywood’s Restaurant & Bakery first started serving Roanoke residents in 2002, and it hasn’t slowed down since. A standout since its first meal, people can’t stop raving about this eatery. Find out why this is the go-to restaurant for countless people in Roanoke. A Diverse Menu of Delicious Options Hollywood’s Restaurant &... [read more]

Explore Carvins Cove Natural Reserve

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Virginia is known for its green spaces, but none compare to Carvins Cove Natural Reserve. With more than 12,000 acres that include trails, forests, and a reservoir, this is the second biggest municipal park in the country. Since it’s so massive, you might not know where to begin. Let’s go... [read more]

Mouthwatering Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe

Vegan cauliflower buffalo wings on white wooden board.
Cauliflower might be the most versatile vegetable around. You can use it to make rice, mashed potatoes, and so much more. While there are lots of tasty choices, it’s hard to beat this mouthwatering buffalo cauliflower recipe. It’s crispy and divine and so easy to make that you’ll find yourself... [read more]

Prepare For Your Next Summer Road Trip With The Fam

Close up of a young family packing up for a road trip
If you’re a parent, you know that planning for a road trip goes beyond choosing a destination. You need to take some additional steps to ensure the ride goes smoothly. From keeping the kids fed and hydrated to providing entertainment, these tips will help you prepare for your next summer... [read more]

DIY Ideas For Every Room

Wooden folding ladder used as shelves for plants in natural dining room interior with white walls.
Spring is full of bright and vibrant colors that make every day feel exciting and new. Although, you don’t have to go outside to enjoy the beauty of spring. You can invite the season into your house with these DIY ideas for every room in your home. These projects make... [read more]

Must-Have Shoes If You Play Tennis

Young man playing tennis, close up photo.
It takes a lot of practice and training to go head-to-head with others on the tennis court. You also need the right equipment, including shoes, and so many factors play into choosing the right pair. You have to consider the weight, flexibility, support, and durability, not to mention the comfort.... [read more]