posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 10:31 PM
Obviously my decision is deeply biased, but I would say visit the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Commonwealth covers the entire Geographic gambit, from
Tidewater Lowlands, and Beaches, to Piedmont Plains, Mountains, and Valleys.
Also, within the Commonwealth you can experience the Southern flavor throughout the Central section of Virginia, the Hill side of life throughout the
Western Blue Ridge area, and the Metropolitan life in the Virginia Beach, Richmond, and Northern Virginia areas.
Virginia has a lot of History as well, and a definite place in the founding of our United States. To truly learn the History of the original 13
Colonies as well, Virginia is one of the locations with which to begin your travels. Not to mention the fact that our Nation's Capital, Washington,
D.C., is only a Hop, Skip, and a Jump from the Virginia border.
In terms of diversity, you can experience the entire political, racial, ethnic, and historic spectrum of individuals as you spread throughout the
various regions listed above. In Central Virginia you will witness a very Conservative, Christian, and extremely Patriotic section of the
Commonwealth, whereas in Northern Virginia you will run into a Liberal, Muslim/Jewish/Christian, and more Foreign/Immigrant section of Virginia
(Including MANY New Yorkers). In Western Virginia you have the Democrat, Coal Country full of Learning Institutions, whereas in the Eastern Tidewater
Region you have a Vast Military Community.
Therefore, I do believe that Virginia represents a great diversity of America in general. From the MIL and Government communities of Northern
Virginia, and Hampton Roads, to the Farmlands of Central and Eastern Virginia, the Coal country of the Western Blue Ridge, and the Beaches and Tourism
of the Northern and Southeasterly regions, the Commonwealth represents a great cross section of America in general.
BTW, I have flown to various locales in America before, and the best trip I ever had was a Family Cross Country Drive about 13 Years Ago, which took
us to Wyoming, Colorado, and back (I have been to California, and the Pacific Northwest before on separate Occasions). I also have a LOT of experience
in both the Deep South, Tropical South, and NY, NJ, and New England. I have even managed a few Vacations to HI as well, and I have been to Europe,
Canada, and the Caribbean. So I base my opinion off of my vast experience as well.