Wanderlust is defined as a strong desire to travel which in Virginia they call it ‘WanderLove’ which can be best done on a Virginia Road Trip. Visiting Virginia in person isn’t possible right now for international travellers. But, fortunately, that lust to wander can still be quenched in part through the planning process. When the time comes, they can be ready to hit the road. Whether an eastern route to Virginia’s pristine beaches or westward to the scenic curves of the storied mountains, there are a few of the most scenic and adventure-filled routes through the Commonwealth, including some of the best outdoor activities, restaurants, and lodging options to add to the traveller’s itinerary. So, pull up a chair, and get ready for a little video inspiration straight from the heart of Virginia.
Join influencer Nomarama and family on a WanderLove journey from Norfolk to Virginia’s Eastern Shore. A 70-mile stretch that runs between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Eastern Shore is known for its pristine beaches, small but charming coastal towns, and delicious seafood. And of course, see the wild ponies of Chincoteague!
Also, a road trip adventure from historic Fredericksburg to Virginia’s Northern Neck is amazing. On the western side of the famous Chesapeake Bay, this 90-mile peninsula runs between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, ending at the picturesque Chesapeake. There’s fresh seafood, charming wineries and lots of outdoor adventure along the way. Here, the team from Collector Studios will show you the highlights. And don’t forget a stop at A. Smith Bowman Distillery for some of Virginia’s finest, award-winning bourbon.
One can also head for the mountains of Southwest Virginia, traveling from Roanoke to the charming small town of Abingdon, with a few detours along the way to turn an average vacation into an unforgettable Virginia road trip. The Deans share a video snapshot of some of their favorite spots between Wytheville and Abingdon. Some will definitely want to take time for a bike ride on the Virginia Creeper Trail.
That’s just the start of their inspiring road-trip adventures. Travellers can find their WanderLove series on Virginia’s Travel Blog. And when they are ready to hit the road, the state of Virginia be waiting to welcome them, masks and safety protocols intact.