As a rule, I try to avoid famous touristy places when I travel. However, I'd never been to President Jefferson's home,
Monticello. I've always admired Thomas Jefferson so I swallowed my pride and paid my admission fee – and I'm really glad I did. I
spent a few hours here admiring Jefferson's creativity and intellect, and I left thoroughly awed and humbled. Monticello is a must-see if
you ever visit Virginia.