Coloring books are usually for kids, and they’re rarely considered art, but a Charlottesville man has published a coloring book for all ages, with black and white drawings that took at least forty hours to create.
Bob Anderson is an architect who likes to build green. He’s always considered himself a conservationist, and when his son decided to host a bachelor party in the Costa Rican rainforest, Anderson was delighted.
You’ve heard of ‘Eco-Tourism’ where visitors go to learn about the local the ecology of a place. Now there’s variation on that theme. It’s "Agri-Tourism" and it’s a growing thing in Virginia.
You might think the largest industry in Virginia is defense or some other government related sector, but in fact it’s Agriculture and third largest, tourism. So it’s no surprise that the ‘Agritourism’ sector is growing.
Natural Bridge, the geologic wonder that captivated early America, is heading toward a revival as a Virginia state park. That will likely bring more hiking and biking to the famous 215-foot tall formation. But that means that some of the more unique sideshows, like the wax museum, are being pushed aside.
On a recent visit, tourist Todd Artz from Pennsylvania emerged from the Museum calling it a 3-D history book.
“It was excellent. It tells the history of everything down here. And because I just found it’s losing the lease here, it should stay here.”
Summer travel can be expensive, but a Richmond man is doing his part to keep costs down – offering a unique place for visitors to sleep.
Andrew Cauthen is a professional musician and a minimalist. He lives modestly in a working class neighborhood called Barton Heights. Last spring, he had an idea – to build a tiny guest house out back – just a room, really, with a sleeping loft. The job was completed quickly.