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Travel by car, truck, van, or RV . . .know the road ahead! You may even have to fly first but roads will follow all over the world!
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19 Photos that make you appreciate America

19 Photos that make you appreciate America | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
19 photos that make you appreciate America From redwood forests to Gulf Stream waters, workers from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management have photographed the often-remote terrain they supervise. Here are a few of the best images and descriptions from My Public Lands, the bureau’s lively Tumblr site, of the land that Woody Guthrie wrote “was made for you and me.’’
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Seeing these photos will definitely inspire you to travel across America!

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15 Breathtaking Views

15 Breathtaking Views | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Cappadocia, Turkey source Casa Batlló is an amazing building restored by Antoni Gaudí - Barcelona, Spain source Chile, Patagonia, Lake Carrera, Marble Caves Colmar, France source Colombia, Las Laja...
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Whether the 'road' is by sea, land or air, just road trip it for some breathtaking views!

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We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: Easy vacation destinations

We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: Easy vacation destinations | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

Regional Getaways
At this point, most of us have planned our summer travel, but there’s no reason our journeys have to end when the air starts to chill.

 

We’ve rounded up the best upcoming chic destinations for you, depending on your part of the country—because travel expenses aren’t just about where you’re going, they’re also about where you’re coming from. A quick and inexpensive trip for some might require hours in the air and thousands of dollars for others (Hawaii and London come to mind as quick jaunts for the West and East Coast respectively; not so much for the reverse coasts).

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"We’ve divided our favorite chic and inexpensive getaways by region, so you can spend less time and money in the air, and more where you want to—on the ground."

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Family summer travel tips | Dhaka Tribune

Family summer travel tips | Dhaka Tribune | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Whether planning a summer trip with friends or family, we all want our trip to go off without a hitch.

Keep reading for unique summer travel tips that can be useful for all types of travelers.
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Most of the tips are common sensical but I ofter wonder what has happened to common sense? So, check out the tips...

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Five East Coast vacation destinations by car

Five East Coast vacation destinations by car | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
For those itching to hit the road this summer, these nearby vacation spots have something for everyone. So pack up the car, grab the map (or GPS) and travel to one of these East Coast road trip destinations.
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5 free things to do in Traverse City, Mich., from Great Lakes beachcombing to outdoor shows

5 free things to do in Traverse City, Mich., from Great Lakes beachcombing to outdoor shows | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Residents of this picturesque Lake Michigan community are known to quip, “The view of the bay is half your pay.” It’s a sardonic commentary on the local wage scale, but also a tribute to the stunning scenery and small-town...
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Hit the beach or hit the trail!

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Family Vacation Road Trip Planning: Departure Time - Home Ever After

Welcome to our new series, Family Vacation Road Trip Planning!  Over the next few weeks, you’ll get tried and true tips for planning the best family vacation road trip from a mom of 4.

Road trips are the preferred way to travel for most families. The average family takes one or more road trips every year. Some parents welcome a road trip as quality family time, while others view it as a necessary evil to travel from one place to another!

If you take the latter position, there is a good chance that you may find your road trip more enjoyable if you follow some of the travel tips  in our family vacation road trip planning series.

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Summer is dead ahead! Vacation planning mode has begun. Start by gathering nuggets of information to make a road trip more fun.

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Hay Festival Kells: preview - Telegraph

Hay Festival Kells: preview  - Telegraph | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Kells, the Irish town that gave its name to a famous medieval manuscript, is gearing up to host a Hay festival. Neil Hegarty reports.

 

A spring morning in the town of Kells, deep in the countryside north-west of Dublin. The grass in St Columba’s churchyard is long and green – and a little wet too. Not that we are wasting time grumbling about damp shoes, for this atmospheric site is keeping us fully occupied.

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To all those who have aspirations of tripping all the way to Ireland...

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10 Staggering Places From Around The World

10 Staggering Places From Around The World | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
                Saint Peter Church, Vatican City source 900 Year Old Borgund Stave Church,
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Staggering? These are phenomenal!

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The hotel with a killer location | The Sunday Times

The hotel with a killer location | The Sunday Times | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
His treehouse was so lovely, Jeremy Lazell wanted to stay up all night. So did the lions, elephants, hyenas...
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It’s not every £1,000-a-night hotel where they ban you from leaving your room, but then not every £1,000-a-night hotel has lions and leopards lurking beneath its beds.

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Wackiest US Festivals : History : Travel Channel

Wackiest US Festivals : History : Travel Channel | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
A Burning Man! UFOs! Spam! Garlic! There's no telling what you'll experience at the country's wackiest festivals.
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From California cross country to Tenneesee, you will be amazed at what you will see! Wacky. Weird. Wonderful.

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How to get America's most crowded natural wonders to yourself

How to get America's most crowded natural wonders to yourself | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

Some tourist meccas are meant to be savored with a crush of people.

 

Entering the fray in Times Square, Bourbon Street and every other man-made wonder out there is all part of the experience. No one imagines enjoying Space Mountain or the San Antonio River Walk in solitude.

 

Then there are the natural wonders. Places that lend themselves to quiet marveling and meditative solitude … if it weren’t for the surging mass of humanity beside you shooting phone video, jockeying for position and thinking exactly what you are: "Imagine this place without crowds."

 

No, you won’t be getting Bright Angel Trail or Broadway (the one in Mammoth Cave), Yosemite Falls or those in Niagara, for that matter, to yourself these days.

 

But even at the most magnificently mobbed must-sees of nature, a little local intel can help bring you a step (or quick shuttle ride) closer to that ideal.

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"Beat the millions: Tips for gaining uncongested access to four natural treasures"

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America's most amazing hotel pools

America's most amazing hotel pools | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Sharks, hot springs, mountain vistas, water elevators -- all without having to leave room service delivery range

 

When temps are brick-oven high and humidity levels surge past "swamp-like," there’s nothing like a quick swim to cool you off during a business trip or vacation.

 

Throw in monster views, insane settings and ingenious design, and the pool becomes more than just a watering hole. It’s the ultimate place to chill. Literally.

 

These amazing U.S. hotel pools are the coolest part of any trip.

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Here is just one example:

 

The Joule (Dallas)

Pushing design to its literal edge, this 1927 historic hotel has one ultra-modern feature: a window-walled rooftop infinity pool that sticks out eight feet from the building’s exterior.

Non-acrophobics can swim to the deep end and take in the views of downtown Dallas, 10 stories below.

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We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: Eight things to do first when you check into a hotel room

We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: Eight things to do first when you check into a hotel room | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

All you want to do is kick off your shoes and relax when you arrive in your hotel room. But before you flop down on the bed, make time to do these eight simple things before anything else. Your health and safety may depend on it.

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Reminds me of vacation in the 80s with the four kids. All three girls had long, long hair and the last thing we needed was head lice! It was a reputable motel, too, not one of those off the beaten path Bates Motels! Take this advice and save your vacation :-)

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2,176 Miles, 14 States, 6 Months...

2,176 Miles, 14 States, 6 Months... | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

Feed your wanderlust and have a good laugh! LookySquares documents his 6-month journey across 14 states. His amazing photographs capture vast landscapes, various flora and fauna and the evolution of, quite possibly, the worst beard in history.

 

A story by LookySquares

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Now, this is THE road trip of road trips, folks!

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Can Your Beach Vacation Make You Sick? | Health on GOOD

Can Your Beach Vacation Make You Sick? | Health on GOOD | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
When I started visiting our Santa Monica office, I was thrilled to get up early and go down to the beach to body surf. It was well worth braving the cold water, because sometimes I’d be joined by a dolphin or sea lion.
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The major known source of beach pollution isn’t careless litterbugs on the beach—oddly enough, it’s rain. In our heavily paved, concrete environment, rainwater doesn’t soak back into the ground or evaporate back to the air as it should. Instead, it flows off the hard surfaces of streets, driveways, parking lots and rooftops, picking up dirt, garbage, pet waste, motor oil and other pollutants, and carries it straight into the nearest ocean, lake, or stream. This stormwater—as little as a half-inch of rain in some places—can also overwhelm sewer systems and trigger the discharge of sewage—hundreds of billions of gallons of mucky water every year—into waters where people swim.

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Napa Valley Luxury

Napa Valley Luxury | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Napa Valley is located in California, United States. Napa Valley is considered to be one of the leading wine regions in the world and a very popular area for loved up couples needing a pampered hol...
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Picnic, enjoy the culture, stay in luxury, indulge in every kind of shopping experience, relax at a pampering spa!

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Summer in the park: Great Smoky Mountains

Summer in the park: Great Smoky Mountains | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
The boundary between Tennessee and North Carolina might be one of the loveliest border crossings ever: It's the crest of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Editor's note: CNN.com's weekly Summer in the Park series turns to rangers at the United States' most popular national parks to get insider recommendations for your visits, whether you have just one day or can stay longer. The series will run through Labor Day.

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Michigan's Official Travel and Tourism Site | Pure Michigan

Michigan's Official Travel and Tourism Site | Pure Michigan | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Discover everything that is Pure Michigan. Find attractions, events, shopping, dining and lodging. Plan your outdoor adventure or weekend trip, at michigan.org.
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Your trip begins here...michigan.org

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30 inspiring travel quotes

30 inspiring travel quotes | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
My current travel journey has already taken 8 months, and I am still completely head over heels loving it.
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Remember that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. And there’s nothing stopping you to take that first step today.

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Baseball Road Trip Guide - Tight Budgets Welcome!

Baseball Road Trip Guide - Tight Budgets Welcome! | Road Tripping | Scoop.it

What's better for Summer than a classic baseball road trip? You guessed it, nothing. Here is a guide to planning a road trip without breaking the bank.

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This baseball road trip planner can open your eyes to the fact that this type of trip can be affordable for almost anyone.

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31 Most Beautiful Places You Must Visit Before You Die!

31 Most Beautiful Places You Must Visit Before You Die! | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
The world in which we live is full of wonderful places that most of us do not know  they really exist. Here you can see some of those breathtaking places  around the world. Enjoy!  ...
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Ah-h-h-h! To be able to travel...what wondrous places to visit!

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Best Small Town Festivals: Travel Channel

Best Small Town Festivals: Travel Channel | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Get Geoff Edgers' picks for some of the best small town festivals in the US, where you can experience quirky events and performance.
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Bean Fest and Outhouse Races? This I gotta' see!
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Spring Festivals Around the World : Travel Channel

Spring Festivals Around the World : Travel Channel | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Spring is in the air, and so are these lively festivals: From the White House Easter Egg Roll to a spring equinox party in Mexico, these celebrations of the season will put a spring in your step.
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Wackiest US Festivals,Small Town Festivals Worth Seeing
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10 best free bar snacks in the U.S.

10 best free bar snacks in the U.S. | Road Tripping | Scoop.it
Gratis bar food may be a dying tradition in some quarters, but these joints don't care about cost or mess.

 

Stale, contaminated nuts and pretzels served in a culture dish are standard fare in most bars.

 

But some establishments across the country aren't only taking their countertop cuisine to new levels -- bomboloni, gougères, croque monsieur! -- they've decided to give it to patrons on the house.

 

Gratis bar food may be a dying tradition in some quarters, but we found a number of joints that don't care about cost or mess, opting to dry your whistle before they wet it. Here are ten of the finest, for starters. Serve us up your own favorites.

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Makes you want to visit just for the snacks! Wonder if they are free with a ginger ale...Um-m-m-m?

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