I write an illustrated journal-esque travel article for Southern Lady magazine and recently went to Roanoke, VA with a dozen other travel writers on a media tour. The rallying cry was "It's a Blue Ridge Day" which will become the title of my article. We were trundled around, albeit in style, to some very interesting places. The exciting thing about these travel writers is that they were all curious and asked lots of questions. The only difference, other than they are seasoned writers for many publications, was that when my companions uncapped their pens and cameras, I opened my watercolor kit and sketchbook.