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Meet Fairfax County's storytellers, and then create your own travel story.
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Storytellers: Birding in Fairfax County

Meet Kevin Koons, Park Interpreter at Mason Neck State Park. Kevin will let you in on the secret that is Mason Neck, the peninsula on the bay in Fairfax County, where more than 200+ species of birds call home, including the Bald Eagle. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Tysons Corner Shopping

Meet Bob Maurer, Sr. Marketing Manager at Tysons Corner Center/Macerich. Bob wants you to know that Tysons Corner makes shopping easy and that it can be your hub for your entire Washington DC experience. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Craft Beer Scene in Fairfax County

Meet Matt Rose, brewmaster and co-owner of Forge Brew Works in Lorton. Matt thinks one of the best ways to get to know a destination is by hanging at the local breweries with the local people. Hear what he has to say about the Virginia craft beer scene and why he thinks you don't have to leave the state to get the best beer in the world. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Meet Buz Carpenter, a docent at Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Listen in to Buz's stories of piloting the fastest jet in the world - now on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center - and why kids and adults will love this incredible museum near Dulles Airport. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

Meet Peter Christensen, tour guide at Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House. This was the only Wright home designed for the middle class. Find out why Peter thinks of it like a big, beautiful cabinet. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Bike Trails

Meet Ryan Delaney, the Associate Region Director of the International Mountain Bicycling Association, as well as the Director of the local chapter of MORE (Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts). He'll give you an inside peek at one of the region's best mountain biking trails at Fountainhead Regional Park as well as some insight into other biking opportunities in Northern Virginia. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Charming Towns

Meet Lisa Merkel, the Mayor of the Town of Herndon. There are many small towns in Fairfax County, including Clifton, Vienna, and Herndon. Find out why these small towns offer visitors a different experience when vacationing in Northern Virginia. Watch and learn more: http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Civil War Sites

Meet Don Hackinson, a Civil War expert and Fairfax County native who wants to tell you a little bit about why the Northern Virginia region should be your base camp for a Civil War-themed vacation. Learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Mount Vernon

Meet Dr. James Craik, a personal friend and physician of George Washington and Physician General of the United States Army. Dr. Craik takes you back into the time of George Washington to offer an inside peek at what makes Mount Vernon so spectacular. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Meet J-D Engle, Facilities Manager at Claude Moore Colonial Farm, who offers a peek inside how the majority of people lived in the 18th Century. Learn about why Claude Moore is a great place for kids to gain a perspective on a part of their life that they don't realize is still a part of their life. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Fairfax County Festivals

Meet Mark Ingrao and Karen Cleveland, President & CEO and Chair of the Board, respectively, of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, who will tell you a bit about Fairfax County's fabulous culinary and arts festival options. Festival pictured: Taste of Reston (every June) Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Workhouse Arts Center

Meet Joey Wallen, the Director of Performing Arts at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. This former prison turned thriving arts center is bursting with activities and genres of art - from glass blowing to pottery to watercolor to even fitness and cooking. Learn about its history as a prison and why this is a place unlike many others. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Woodlawn Historic Estate

Meet Ann Herbert, a tour guide at Woodlawn Historic Estate, who wants to share with you the quiet, peaceful treasure that is this historic home, once owned by George Washington. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Wolf Trap's Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Band featured in video: The Pop Ups (www.thepopups.com) Meet Melanie Kadlic Meren, a mom in Fairfax County, who wants to share why Wolf Trap's Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods is a must for any family-friendly vacation to Northern Virginia. Band featured in video: The Pop Ups (www.thepopups.com) Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Parks in Fairfax County

Meet Paul Gilbert, Executive Director of NOVA Parks, who wants you to know that Fairfax County has an incredible amount of park land, from local parks to regional parks to state parks to even National Parks. Get your outdoor rec on! Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Urban Villages

Meet Reed Kracke, Director of Development at EDENS, who wants you to see all that Fairfax County's Mosaic District has to offer, with curated restaurant and retail concepts from across the country. Mosaic District isn't the only urban village in Fairfax County - we're home to a number of areas that emphasize the live, work, play concept, from Reston Town Center to Springfield Town Center and more on the way. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Neighborhood Shops

Meet Sophie Blake, owner and designer at Sophie Blake + Erika Schrieber, a local boutique pop-up in Mosaic District. Find out why Sophie not only chose to bring her first brick and mortar store to Fairfax County, but also why she chose to live in this trendy urban village. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Farm-to-Table

Meet Chef Luc Dendievel, Executive Chef at harth restaurant in the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. Hear why Chef Luc won't cook out of season and why he thinks farm-to-table isn't just a trend. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Frying Pan Farm Park

Meet Yvonne Johnson, Park Manager of Frying Pan Farm Park, who wants you to know that Frying Pan Farm is not just for kids. Explore the park grounds, meet the animals, attend the events, and learn about Fairfax County's history as a large dairy-producing area. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: George Mason's Gunston Hall

Meet Scott Stroh, Executive Director of George Mason's Gunston Hall. Learn why George Mason was integral to U.S. history and what you can see while visiting his beloved Fairfax County home. Learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Wolf Trap

Meet John and Patty Kramer, longtime Wolf Trap fans and Fairfax County residents. Learn why Wolf Trap is such a unique National Park and about some of the initiatives they offer beyond the summer concerts. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva Bands featured in video: Steve Miller Band at Filene Center ; The Pop Ups at Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Storytellers: Korean Bell Garden

Meet Paul Gilbert, Executive Director of NOVA Parks, who wants to let you in on one of Fairfax County's hidden gems, the Korean Bell Garden. Located in Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, this Bell Garden is the only one of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill

Meet Steve Bashore, who oversees Mount Vernon's Distillery and Gristmill operations. Listen in to learn how to make whiskey the authentic 18th century way and find out how you can get your hands on George Washington's original whiskey. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Paradise Springs Winery

Meet Kirk Wiles, Founder and CEO of Paradise Springs Winery in beautiful Clifton. Virginia is becoming known as the Napa of the East Coast - find out why Kirk thinks you shouldn't overlook Virginia on your next wine excursion. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: The Winery at Bull Run

Meet John Hickox, owner of The Winery at Bull Run in Centreville, Virginia. Hear about John's passion for winemaking and Civil War history and how he combined his love for both into a successful winery. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva

Storytellers: Craft Beer Scene in Fairfax County

Meet Matt Rose, brewmaster and co-owner of Forge Brew Works in Lorton. Matt thinks one of the best ways to get to know a destination is by hanging at the local breweries with the local people. Hear what he has to say about the Virginia craft beer scene and why he thinks you don't have to leave the state to get the best beer in the world. Watch and learn more at http://www.fxva.com/storytellers #fxva