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Extension 100
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Stay local, play local with winter travel destination tips and advice

West Virginia University Extension Service experts offer destination tips and advice to suit any traveler this season. WVU Extension specialists in tourism and community and economic development explain the positive impact that comes from supporting local businesses during holiday travel around the state.

Whether it’s a week-long vacation or a quick tread through the snow, Extension specialists say there are plenty of cultural, recreational and seasonal places to enjoy and things to do in West Virginia.

Learn more about winter travel destination tips…

Doug Arbogast

Doug Arbogast

WVU Extension Specialist –
Rural Tourism Development

Doug Arbogast has long felt a connection with West Virginia and the opportunities its rich natural resources provide. In fact, the opportunity to become a whitewater raft guide on the Cheat River first brought the Pennsylvania native to the Mountain State.

“We have abundant natural resources and both a distinct culture and society—the perfect ingredients to attract responsible travelers from across the globe seeking an authentic tourism experience,” says Arbogast.

Learn more about Doug's work...