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Great Date Escapes: Goochland Drive-In

Great Date Escapes: Goochland Drive-In

It’s not often that the operator of a drive-in theater refers to himself as chief executive dreamer. But listen to John Heidel talk about his passion for the Goochland Drive-In Theater, you’ll understand where he is coming from.

Great Date Escapes: Tantivy Farm

Great Date Escapes: Tantivy Farm

Here is a full-bloom outdoor adventure for couples and friends   With apologies to the Beatles, Virginia is “lavender fields forever.” Actually, no apologies are in order. Brian Ross, who owns Tantivy Farm with his wife Penny, saw the Fab Four in concert in the...

Great Date Escapes: Old Rag Mountain

Great Date Escapes: Old Rag Mountain

Climb to the top of this historic peak Sometimes, the most time-tested is still the best, and that’s the case with Old Rag Mountain, a hike for friends, companions and loved ones for generations. Note important changes for 2022, though: Due to the popularity of the...

Great Date Escapes: Savage Neck Dunes

Great Date Escapes: Savage Neck Dunes

Tucked away on the Virginia Eastern Shore is some dramatic scenery   If you like the sand between your toes, if you like strolling along a quiet beach, if you like an untouched natural backdrop, Savage Neck Dunes has you covered. There are a couple of other ifs —...

Great Date Escapes: Neabsco Boardwalk

Great Date Escapes: Neabsco Boardwalk

This Prince William gem is a great outdoor adventure for couples and friends   Get away from it all, right in the middle of things. The Neabsco Creek Boardwalk is a brilliant place to pack a lunch, wander to the middle of a three-quarters of a mile walkway and...

Getting the Royal Treatment

Getting the Royal Treatment

Tucked away into the equestrian history of the James E. Swart Animal Center in Front Royal, Va., are ties to a world-famous World War I warhorse, a legendary Triple Crown winner and Gen. George S. Patton’s Lipizzaner stallions, to name but a few.

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From Chasing To Climbing

From Chasing To Climbing

Jacobs is always learning; now he is teaching, too by Jim Robertson, Staff Writer J.T. Jacobs’ mother raised him believing that he could do anything with hard work, dedication and an advanced degree. “Early on, the idea of successful careers was predisposed in my mind...

From Chasing To Climbing

From Chasing To Climbing

Jacobs is always learning; now he is teaching, too by Jim Robertson, Staff Writer J.T. Jacobs’ mother raised him believing that he could do anything with hard work, dedication and an advanced degree. “Early on, the idea of successful careers was predisposed in my mind...