It is a road trip like no other. beginning at Tuckahoe Plantation in Goochland, the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson, the route through Central Virginia wends its way through the story of our state; Montpelier and Monticello and Ash Lawn-Highland; Cold Harbor in Hanover and the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford; the halls of the legislature in Richmond; and through it all, the James River. It is a path steeped in history. But as much as the gentle hills of the Piedmont celebrate the past, so too do they invite us to experience the present via sophisticated offerings in art, music and food, and a landscape rife with opportunities for fishing and hunting, kayaking and exploring. Gracious hotels and resorts wait at the ready to receive us as we make our way through the region; the Jefferson in Richmond, the Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, the Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville, the Inn at Little Washington, and others that, above all, make us feel welcome.