Traveling Through : Richmond, Virginia
Words and images by Rachel Dawson
You’ll find it on the map as Richmond, VA but us locals call it RVA. It’s Virginia’s River City, with the wild James River carrying the only urban white water rapids through our middle. We’re home to more than a few coffee roasting companies, with their shops and cafes never more than a few blocks apart. We’re known for being home to hipsters, but that really just means we have fantastic art and music scenes, great tattoo artists, fantastic craft breweries, and every kind of restaurant a dedicated foodie could want. There’s something for everyone here-- big parks like Maymont with tons of open green space, hiking and biking trails, a popular outdoor mall just down the road, enough of a downtown to feel like a true city, a festival of some kind almost every weekend, and, if you ever want to leave, the beach or the mountains or Washington, D.C. are all just about two hours away.
Come on over, we would be happy to share a brew or a roast with you!