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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
High Tor Gear

In 2017, this power couple brought a baby and a brand new company into the world. High Tor Gear Exchange is geared (pun intended) towards getting people to go outside for less than the usual cost. The company highlights the wonder of a circular economy by obtaining used gear and re-selling it for a reasonable price. The system helps to reduce waste by highlighting the beauty of consignment and conscious consumption. The couple donates one percent of their sales to Piedmont Environmental Council, a group that is working on urban greenways-connecting cities with outdoor avenues.

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Charlottesville, VA
landmark
Potomac River
Governor Harry Nice Memorial Bridge, Newburg, MD, USA
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outdoors
Rivanna River
Named for Queen Anne of England, the Rivanna is home to countless birds, fish, turtles and other creatures, and provides a wonderful place for visitors to fish, canoe, swim and boat.
Charlottesville, VA, USA
outdoors
Shenandoah National Park
Enjoy over 500 miles of gorgeous hiking trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Stumble upon a ridge crest, panoramic views, waterfalls and canyons. Spot deer, black bears, and wild turkeys. When in season admire the abundant wildflowers and apple trees. Stop to learn about its history from one of the many stone foundations, and cemeteries.  
Front Royal, VA 22630, USA
outdoors
Monticello Trails
Saunders-Monticello Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22902
landmark
Humpback Rock
Humpback Rock, Rockfish, VA, USA
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food
Beer Run
Hundreds of beers are the draw at this store/pub also serving such American bites as bison burgers.
156 Carlton Rd Ste 203, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
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bar
Fry’s Spring Station
2115 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA
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food
Barbie’s Burrito Barn
201 Avon St Charlottesville, VA 22902
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coffee
Milli Joe’s Coffee
400 Preston Ave Ste 150 Charlottesville, VA 22903
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coffee
Paradox Pastry
313 2nd St SE Charlottesville, VA 22902
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