Showing posts with label road trip. Show all posts
Showing posts with label road trip. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Best Scenic Drives in U.S.

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Previously we had a list of most unique roads of the world, but now to add to that we can elaborate more about the most beautiful drives as well. A road trip is nothing without roads. There is a saying BEAUTY IS IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER. Some of them are coastline roads with a view of the ocean others are mountain passes with countless curves. These roads aren’t just a road to something beautiful they are jaw dropping on their own. Most of all they offer a wonderful experience.

While driving around the HAWAII BELT, you come in contact with lush jungles, farmlands, active lava flow, snow-white beaches, mountains and valleys. This HAWAII BELT is also called as HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. The complete route around this island is about 300 miles long; people thinking to enjoy this drive should split the journey across several days in order to enjoy the local scenery attraction.

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THE FINGER LAKES are a chain of lakes linked together it is shaped like fingers. It consists of 11 lakes CANADAIGUA,KEUKA,SENECA,CAYUGA,SKANEATELES,OWASCO,OTISCO,HONEOYE,CAMADICE,HEMLOCK AD CONESUS.

It is formed by glaciers; the lake shores are dotted with bucolic farmland, quaint towns and hundreds of wineries. The drive is lovely any time of the year. Autumn trip is the best time to drive.

PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY: This California route is one of the most scenic in the world. Hugging cliffs and coastlines, the pacific coast highway follows much than California coast. The road often takes hairpin turns with narrow shoulders and steep drop offs. The PCH also winds through wine country including Sonoma County.

If you’re looking for something really different try SEWARD HIGHWAY in Alaska. Seward Highway has three different routes. They are USDA forest service scenic byway, Alaska Scenic Byway and All American Road. In addition to gorgeous waterfalls and glaciers, tourist might see sheep’s eagles, moose and even beluga whales, the rest of the drive winds up down and around the wilds of Alaska. You can even stop off a place called Crow Creek Mine to pan for gold.

SAN JUAN SKYWAY COLORADO: The road to the sky provides views of the San Juan Mountains; quaint town’s adjacent to Native American Pueblo Ruins. The drive features steep cliffs, alpine forests, camp ground and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Mountain biking, hiking and skiing are popular pastimes in the surrounding area. In spring, waterfalls crash down the mountains as the snow melts from higher up.

HISTORIC COLUMBIA RIVER HIGHWAY OREGON: Along this incredible stretch of road that begins just east of Portland there is waterfall after waterfall like the La Tourell Falls, the Multnomah Falls. The road is particularly narrow and features beautiful foliage tunnels and trees dripping with moss. This drive is incredibly a green drive.

THEY DON’T CALL ITS AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL FOR NOTHING. ROLL DOWN THE WINDOW AND FEAST YOUR EYES.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

8 Reasons To Take A Road Trip

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Great trips are not planned they just happen. If you are a traveller you have to be a lover of the quiet trails and the footpaths, have a taste for travel. Travel can be quiet addictive. You don’t need flight or train tickets. There are no hassles of booking and waiting lists. All you need is a car.

Road trips make us slow down; appreciate the little things that are spontaneous and resourceful. We spend more time travelling by different mode of transport rather than the destinations. But while on road trip we appreciate the place and notice small things. We see people in their everyday lives as we cover a great deal of ground in a single day.

Many unexpected things take place on the road like the unplanned moments, surprising connections, feeling like we have been in this place before, taking a wrong turn and so on. We are forced to look around and notice the scenery. You can observe everything around you from local vendors, strange fruits to untouched fields. If you want to have a stop at the waterfall you can do so with a lot of perfect shots with background as pretty as mustard field’s and hill tops. Sunset and sunrise are your best friends; you can have a good view by moving out of your car.

One thing is that about road trip is that we don’t have to go far away for a long time. An overnight trip is quiet sufficient to take us out to a familiar surroundings. As our surrounding changes we feel more relaxed and little more physical space to breathe. Here are some road trips that make it worth taking.

Many unexpected things take place on the road like the unplanned moments, surprising connections, feeling like we have been in this place before, taking a wrong turn and so on. We are forced to look around and notice the scenery. You can observe everything around you from local vendors, strange fruits to untouched fields. If you want to have a stop at the waterfall you can do so with a lot of perfect shots with background as pretty as mustard field’s and hill tops. Sunset and Sunrise are your best friends. You can have a good view by moving out of your car.

Spontaneity, flexibility and affordability are some of the things that road trips offer. A hop and a skip will afford you some of the best views of the country. There is no timetable and no schedule. You can do whatever you want and feel like doing. There is no need to plan where you are going.

Road trip is an adventure it’s all about the fun breaks, the pranks, the landscapes, the chats and simply everything. It gives an opportunity to make decision about immediate needs, keep things simple and freedom to change plans or directions on a whim. If you like a particular view then you can stay back as long as you want .Basically you are in charge of your trip.

While travelling there is no restriction your clothing. Just wear anything casual even a torn Jean which is a trend nowadays. Even a pair of flip flop or monkey slippers will do. You realise that dhaba food is better that the precooked or packed food you might get in flights and trains.

Road trips are the best time to bond with family and friends; it keeps you away from your daily busy schedules and gives you a chance to create new memories. It also adds romance in your life. If you are travelling with your friends and all pooling in, then it becomes very reasonable.

So pick up your small backpack, find a few good friends to travel with you. Fill up the tank with gas and go.

Monday, December 19, 2016

How to Plan Road Trip across Countries


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Before you jump in the car and hit the road, you’ll need to do a little planning and preparation first, especially a road trip planner with stops.

To do so; first thing you have to decide what is important the distance, destination or budget. Then you can begin researching and building out the rest of your plans. Make a list of your travel companions. Decide how you both will share the expenses, who will take over driving, how often you will stop and what sights interest you. Choose your travel partner wisely.

Make sure your route is broken down into double driving segments both to and from your final destinations. List out places of attraction you want to see along the way. The more you have on the list the better, be prepare to skip a few. Be always flexible.

Here are few guidelines for a wonderful road trip: 

LODGING: 

Once you know where you are going you’ll need to decide where to stay. Cross country trips are tiring and you’ll be waiting to hit the bed every night. So don’t forget to make a lodging reservation well before you leave home. Hotels, motels and even campgrounds fill up fast in popular tourist areas, especially during vacation season and the areas get booked much well in advance. so before you leave home , call each place where you’ll be staying to confirm your reservation .

DOCUMENTATION: 

On your road trip you’re going to see some breath-taking sights and make some incredible memories, so documentation will be a key. If you’re into visuals snapping pics on your phone is a must.

With your route set, select the stopovers .Stop at every state and at least see a famous attraction or eat at a popular restaurants offering local cuisine.

Make sure you have a budget for your road trip. Don’t ruin your trip by stressing over money or running out of it. Try to work on your budget by knowing how much the lodging cost as well as admission fees for attractions you plan to see. Calculate the driving distance by going through the internet mapping site so that you can come to an exact figure of your gas bill. Also don’t forget to include the cost of any toll ways you know you’ll pass through.

Food costs can be a little trickier to figure. Decide ahead of time which meals you’ll be eating in restaurants, then set a price limits or give yourself a total daily food budget.

Keep a little extra money for emergency and souvenirs.

When travelling by car why break your head for packing. In fact you don’t need a lot of clothes because you will be on the road travelling half the time. Wash and wear your clothes once you reach in a hotel, so therefore make reservations where they have Laundromat facilities.

A cooler is essential travel gear for any road trip. Stop at grocery stores to replenish your snacks. STACK the cooler.