Tucked into the Shenandoah Valley along the beautiful Roanoke River is the community of Salem, also known as Virginia's Championship City for the dozens of NCAA championships the city has held over the years. Check into one of the hotels near Salem, VA and explore the region from whichever angle you choose, whether it's catching a baseball game, attending a bluegrass music festival, or wandering a riverside trail to take in the vibrant autumn foliage. No need to keep track of your surroundings too closely as you meander. The world is experienced differently from the eyes of one who wanders, and who knows what you might miss otherwise?
Once you've settled into one of the hotels in Salem, VA, choose the adventure that most appeals to you. The Dixie Caverns are an ideal place to practice the art of being lost. Buckle into one of Travelocity's Salem rental cars and make your way to the cave site. Don't worry if you make a few wrong turns – you just might find something unforgettable.
Inside the caverns, climb up flights of steps as you ascend into the mountain. Light shimmers on the damp limestone walls, and the sound of your steps echoes lightly around you. With a tour guide it's hard to get truly lost, so lose yourself instead in your thoughts and imagine what it would be like to stumble organically on such a cavern. Tap into the wonder of discovery and admire fascinating geological formations as you rise, pondering the truth of Ray Bradbury's words: "Half the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness."
When it's time to check out of your choice of Salem hotels, continue the adventure in nearby Richmond, Virginia's capital. In a larger city, there are even more opportunities to lose oneself, but great deals don't have to be hard to find. Travelocity will help you locate superior Richmond hotels for your stay, so you can feel free to keep wandering.