Road Trip


Piedras Blancas in California
Piedras Blancas/Flickr/Anita Ritenour

Highway 1 is arguably America’s most scenic road trip. Many people fly into Los Angeles, rent a car, and cruise up the coast to San Francisco. While the 450-mile trip could be driven in a couple days, we highly recommend a week. San Luis Obispo County, which many people breeze... Read More

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 Courtesy Bryan Rupp
Courtesy Bryan Rupp

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is home to nearly 300 vineyards; and this May, for Oregon Wine Month, The Vintages Trailer Resort — a collection of trendy, mid-century-inspired trailers in the heart of Oregon’s wine country — is offering well-priced accommodations and a wine package, to boot. The You Had Me at Pinot package, $75, includes two sets... Read More

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Peekskill New York train station
Peekskill New York train station/Flickr/Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Fifty miles north of New York City, in the picturesque Hudson Valley, the small city of Peekskill is waiting to charm your socks off. The town’s population of 24,000 is growing quickly, as it continues to woo recovering workaholics looking to leave the Big Apple. But, lucky for city... Read More

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Flickr Rian Castillo
Flickr/Rian Castillo

A road trip is the ideal all-American vacation, and summer’s the time to get behind the wheel. Bonus: Gas prices are still exceptionally low, so fuel up the tank and hit the road. Here are five trips to add to your itinerary. 1. Pacific Coast Highway State Route 1, known for its... Read More

Annecy, France
Annecy/Flickr/Navin75

Set on the edge of a bright blue lake, surrounded by mountains and with a view of the French Alps, Annecy is a charming little medieval town known as “the Venice of the Alps” for its many canals. It’s a romantic and idyllic spot for a day trip, with... Read More

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Facebook Woodstock Inn Station
Facebook / Woodstock Inn & Station

Ale trails and beer passport programs combine two things we love: travel and frosty, cold pints. But, there are only so many breweries you can (or should) visit in a day. So, where do you overnight on a beer-inspired adventure? A brewery, of course! More and more breweries now offer... Read More

Reykjavik/iStock
Reykjavik/iStock

We recently told you about how to take an Iceland road trip in any season, but now we’d like you to consider taking one in winter. It may seem like the wrong time for a road trip in Iceland, but it’s arguably one of the best times to experience... Read More

Ermita de la Virgen de Basardilla. DO Ribera de Duero. Olmedillo de Roa, Burgos
Valdubon Winery/Ferrer Family Wines

Picking a Spanish wine region to visit is just as tough as picking out a bottle at the shop. Each has its own flavor and style. Whether you’re a sparkling fan, or would rather have something that pairs with seafood (to sip while sitting seaside), here are three ways to... Read More

Ring Road in Iceland
Ring Road/Flickr/kismihok

The idea of driving in Iceland can be a bit overwhelming for some travelers. Iceland’s very name conjures images of roads covered in ice and snow, and the country’s reputation for otherworldly landscapes might make drivers wary of navigating. But driving in this country is actually very easy and... Read More

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Shaker Village/Shelley Seale
Shaker Village/Shelley Seale

The Bluegrass State of Kentucky is home to sophisticated, vibrant cities such as Louisville and Lexington; incredible national and state parks; and of course, the blue-green rolling hills that are dotted with farm estates and horse pastures. Here are our picks for five great stops on an epic Kentucky... Read More

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Flickr Jeff Wallace
Flickr/Jeff Wallace

To celebrate the nation’s 150th birthday, Canada is waiving admission fees to its national parks, marine conservation areas, and historic sites in 2017. Can’t wait? Any annual pass purchased this year will remain valid for 24 months, giving you two years for the price of one. Considering that admission... Read More

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Flickr Andrew K. Smith
Flickr/Andrew K. Smith

The National Park Service isn’t alone in celebrating a centennial in 2016 — three national parks turn 100 this year, too. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Haleakala National Park, and Bandelier National Monument all gained protected status in the months leading up to the creation of the park service on... Read More

The exterior of Starbucks Reserve and Roastery in Seattle
Starbucks Reserve and Roastery

Less than two miles away from Starbucks’ original Pike Place Market store sits its latest Seattle location: a 15,000-square-foot-plus café, roastery, and packaging facility perched on Capitol Hill. And despite a fanatical following and cookie cutter product model, Starbucks manages to give its Reserve and Roastery a refreshing, artisanal aesthetic.... Read More

A guestroom at Mississippi's Graduate Oxford
Guestroom/Christian Horan Photography

Until this past September, finding a swanky spot to rest your head in Oxford, Mississippi was a challenge. Lodging options in this college town, rich with history, mostly included charming B&Bs or budget chains. What Oxford needed was a boutique hotel, filled with reading nooks, locally commissioned art, and... Read More

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Boulder, Colorado - a great unexpected fall foliage vacation
Fall in Boulder/Denise Chambers

New England is a leaf peeping classic for a reason, but sometimes we just want something a little different. To find beautiful autumnal colors this year, pack your sweater and head south or west to these unexpected spots for fall foliage. ... Read More