2017 Travel Guide Has New Twist


CHARLESTON– West Virginia’s most popular travel guide is back for the 12th year in a row… but the 2017 addition has a little twist.

The state’s official travel guide was introduced Monday morning in Charleston at the Cultural Center, and is one of the first in the nation to feature all crowd sourced content. The guide features stories, pictures, blog posts and more, all curated from real West Virginian experiences.

Amy Goodwin is the commissioner of Wild Wonderful West Virginia. She says this guide was developed this way so people wanting to visit would already have a first hand account to help pick their destinations.

“That’s what people want, they want real stories, from the people who have really been to black water falls, they want to hear about the meal you can get at secret sandwich society,” Good win said.

The guide is free to the public, and can be picked up at any of the rest stops throughout the state.
Goodwin says there will be over four hundred thousand printed this year.

Tyler Barker

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