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Almost Heaven: Always beautiful, now more accessible than ever


There are plenty of reasons why tourism in West Virginia has come so far so fast, not least of which is the vision and talent of Tourism Secretary Chelsea Ruby.
But outside of that, what's different now than 35 years ago, when I first set foot in the Mountain State?

It isn't the natural beauty — it's no more amazingly stunning then than now.
It's the accessibility that comes with today's modern technology, including the treasure trove of information that's available in a matter of seconds from cyberspace.

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