Bill Bailey Travel invites you on a journey to Virginia. Nicknamed the “mother of presidents”, this historically rich coastal/mountain state is located on the East Coast of the U.S. and is home to historic sites, pristine beaches, a rich arts and cultural scene, museums, national parks and more.
Once part of the dominion of the English Crown, Virginia was home to the first permanent New World English Colony in 1607. Long before the arrival of European’s seeking freedom however, the state is known to have been home to several indigenous groups of people as well. Thanks to its rich geographic diversity, tribes enjoyed vast natural resources in addition to a pleasant climate. Later, Virginia become one of the first 13 colonies of America and saw some of the most destructive and horrific battles in to the Civil War and the American Revolution.
While its history is long, it is it’s geology which makes it unique from others. A medium sized state with just over 42,000 square miles of territory, it is home to both an Atlantic Coast as well as the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Divided by region from east to west, Virginia includes the Tidewater region, the Piedmont Region, the Blue Ridge Mountains Region, the Ridge and Valley Region and the Cumberland Plateau Region. Each unique and beautiful in its own right, this is where visitors should start when planning a trip to this beautiful state.
The Tidewater Region is the easternmost portion of Virginia and is otherwise known as the Eastern Shore. Here visitors can choose from the natural beauty of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, and the unique history and characteristics of the Tangier Island.
The Piedmont is a plateau region which makes its way through a number of states bounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Home to a long history, this area is found in central Virginia and includes Civil War trails, historic sites, memorials as well as gardens, parks and many wineries and breweries including the Greater Richmond Metropolitan area.
The Blue Ridge Mountains represent one of the most beautiful areas of the country. Home to state and national parks, this is an outdoor lover’s paradise.
The Ridge and Valley Region is another mountainous part of Virginia which includes many mountains including the Allegheny and the Massanutten Mountain as well as many more. A bit more inland then the Blue Ridge Region, this area is known for its outdoors as well.
Heart of Appalachia is the far western area and is part of the Cumberland region. Considered the heart of the state it is known for its distinct culture and beauty.
Whether enjoying the finer things along the coast or the rustic charm of the heart of the region, Virginia is a unique and beautiful destination to explore.