Past Lane Travel


Past Lane Travel, Where History and Travel Meet

Hey there, I’m Jessica, an award-winning historical fiction and suspense/thriller author who loves sharing my passions for history and travel.

I’ve discovered so many off-the-beaten-path historical sites while doing research for my novels that I decided to share these destinations with others.

(You’ll also see a lot of Gettysburg content — that’s because it’s my hometown!)

I hope you’ll tag along with me as I explore “life in the past lane” on this unique USA history and travel blog.

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Jessica James, award-winning author and travel blogger, sitting on a log in a red flannel shirt.
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Five-Star Trifecta: This Virginia resort is a jewel in The State’s tourism crown

In a significant boost to the Virginia hospitality industry, the Salamander Resort in Middleburg has been awarded a trifecta Five-Star rating in the 2024 Star Awards list created by Forbes Travel Guide.

The trifecta was achieved with a Five-Star rating for the Salamander Resort, Harrimans Grill and Salamander Spa.

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A picture of the main building at the Salamander Resort and Spa Middleburg VA. It is a two story brick building with the lights on at dusk and landscaping in the front.