Erik the Travel Guy Archive

Erik the Travel Guy: Hello from 31,000 Ft!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Erik Hastings, Erik the Travel Guy

Hello from 31,000 feet! Today I am on my way to a five-day trip that will take me to Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Chicago. As I look out my American Airlines window, I’m still moved by moving 450 miles an hour above the clouds. It gives me time to reflect… and share my thoughts with […]

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ERIK THE TRAVEL GUY: A DECK OF CARDS

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Erik Hastings, Erik the Travel Guy

Am I the only person that sees some folks rely on electronic communication a wee bit more than ACTUAL human contact? Let’s discuss. As I continue my travels all over this world, I’m alarmed at how much “device staring” I see. I notice that friends and family members sitting RIGHT NEXT to each other can […]

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ERIK THE TRAVEL GUY: A GOOD MEAL ON THE ROAD

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Erik Hastings, Erik the Travel Guy

As we celebrate Taste of our Towns festival, or TOOT as it’s affectionately known, this month in Lewisburg, West Virginia, I was reminded how significant an excellent, locally-sourced meal can enhance your travel experience. Theoretically, meals should reflect the pride and personality of the region – from crawfish boils in the South Carolina to lobster […]

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Erik the Travel Guy: Backyard Travel

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Erik Hastings, Erik the Travel Guy

September is here and the kids are back in school and not a moment too soon, I might add. As the summer vacation has come to a close and we’ve put away our eclipse glasses, perhaps it’s time to embark on a three day weekend just for you! Lewisburg and the Greenbrier Valley is a […]

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ERIK THE TRAVEL GUY: A FAIR REASON TO TRAVEL

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Erik Hastings, Erik the Travel Guy, Travel

The State Fair of  West Virginia is upon us once again! And, wouldn’t you know it, I am reminded of my youth growing up in Iowa where we native Iowans know a thing or two about fairs. According to Country Living Magazine, The Huffington Post, The New York Post and others, The Iowa State Fair […]

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Historic Wonderland w/ Hashtag Lewisburg this July!

Historic Wonderland w/ HashtagWV this July! - This July, we feature the historic wonderland of Elmwood in Union, WV. It is also known as the Hugh Caperton House and was built in the 1830’s It is a two-story, nearly square brick dwelling with Greek Revival details. More features include Carlito’s in Lewisburg, Xander Hitizig’s concerts in the area, summer cocktail recipes, The School […]

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