West Virginia’s New Travel Guide Features Firsthand Content

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia has a new travel guide for 2017 that tourism officials say is one of the first nationally with all crowd-sourced content.

According to Wild, Wonderful West Virginia, it has a heavy focus on recreational experiences through the lens of social media, with features stories, pictures, blog posts and links to video.

Commissioner of Tourism Amy Shuler Goodwin says that gives readers a firsthand look at the state.

It contains a 2017 calendar of events.

Free copies are available by calling 800-CALLWVA or online at

They also will be available at the eight West Virginia Welcome Centers and various tourist attractions.