While planning a road trip inspires grand dreams of driving coast to coast or down or up one side of the country, you don’t need to travel thousands of miles in order to enjoy a road trip. In fact, planning a smaller-scale road trip, like one focusing on just one state, can prove even more enjoyable and easier to accomplish within a shorter amount of time.
For example, consider taking a road trip through Virginia. Over the course of a few days or a week, you can explore the state’s ample history, outdoor attractions and fantastic food and beverage scene. You have plenty of options for stops along the way, including:
The capital city offers an amazing dining scene, so be sure to come hungry. The city is also a great spot for road-tripping families, with its wealth of family-friendly museums.
For a dose of history, visit Colonial Williamsburg, but then get out in nature with a trip to Shenandoah National Park.
Don’t forget Virginia’s beautiful shoreline. Enjoy Virginia Beach’s lively waterfront and boardwalk, as well as its craft beer scene.
Lastly, head to the mountains and Roanoke, where you can easily access the Blue Ridge Mountains and The George Washington National Forest.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips.
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
More and more travelers want to feel good about the hotel they stay in and the trips they take. They want to know their vacation isn’t harming the environment and local community they are visiting. These hotels go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to local communities, employees, the environment and more.
Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?
According to Kampgrounds of America’s 2023 report, 38 percent of campers say they will camp during the winter season while another 27 percent say they are thinking about it. Benefits of winter camping include fewer crowds, snowy scenery and opportunities to ski. Cabins and glamping are also growing in popularity this winter season. Here are five winter camping destinations and tips.