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Spring Break in Virginia, 2012

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” –Robin Williams

For many individuals, Spring Break will be here within the next few weeks, and it’s a time to flee from studying, escape to the beach, and relax with friends and family. Virginia not only offers some beautiful beaches and islands, but also some beautiful bed and breakfasts at which you can relax after your daily events.

There is an unlimited amount of activities along Virginia’s Eastern Shore and on Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. Visit wineries and vineyards, take a kayak tour, explore a lighthouse, enjoy a spa treatment, or simply lounge on the beach and perfect your tan.

Make your Spring Break absolutely perfect by booking your room at a BBAV inn:

Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, Virginia Beach, VA- Rest, relaxation, and romance!

Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast, Virginia Beach, VA- “Voted #1 Spa Bed and Breakfast in America.”

1848 Island Manor House Inn, Chincoteague, VA- “Island beauty, coastal charm, unbeatable hospitality.”

Channel Bass Inn, Chincoteague, VA- “A Romantic Hideaway selected by The Discerning Traveler.”

Miss Molly’s Inn, Chincoteague, VA- “Appreciate the genuine charm of an old fashioned inn, as did Marguerite Henry, whilst she wrote her famous book Misty of Chincoteague.”

The Watson House, Chincoteague, VA- A romantic retreat in historic Chincoteague.

Garden and Sea Inn, New Church, VA- “Escape to the Garden and Sea Inn for an elegant, yet casual respite.”

Inn at Onancock, Onancock, VA- “Experience our get-away-from-it-all style in laid back luxury.”

 

By Tara Stoll

 

Chincoteague Island Events, July 2011

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Parades, ponies, and carnivals. Sounds like a child’s dream, right? Well, actually, these three things are included in an event happening towards the end of this month on Chincoteague Island, the setting for Marquerite Henry’s famous novel Misty of Chincoteague. If you haven’t guessed by now, this event is Pony Penning Day, where the wild ponies of Assateague Island are rounded up by the Saltwater Cowboys and brought over to Chincoteague. This tradition most likely began in the 1700s, but it was not recorded until 1835. Since then, it has evolved into a fully-fledged tourist attraction, including various other events that accompany the swimming, penning, and selling of the wild ponies.

© 2011 Chincoteague.com

What sparked an international interest in Pony Penning Day was the aforementioned book, Misty of Chincoteague. It is the story of a wild pony named Phantom, her foal Misty, and the loving family that buys Misty. You should definitely read it during your Pony Penning Vacation! And while you’re reading it, you should definitely be staying at one of the fabulous Bed and Breakfasts in the area. For the full experience, check out Miss Molly’s Inn, the wonderful B&B at which Marguerite Henry stayed as she penned her novel. Do you see the pun I made there? “Penned”??? “Pony PENNING Day”??? Yeah, okay, it’s not the wittiest of puns, but it’s still sort of clever!

© 2011 Miss Molly’s Inn

There are also a number of other inns in the area that are also wonderful choices, so you have your pick of fantastic establishments!

By Tara Stoll