4 Great Ways to Enjoy National Parks This Summer

There are over 400 National Parks and only so much summer left to enjoy. However, it isn’t too late to find your closest park and take in the beauty of nature on a hike or camping trip with family or friends. Here are just a few ways that you can get that much closer to a park visit before the weather turns too cold to do so.

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Hiking

National parks are full of hiking trails for a variety of ages and levels of experience. If you have certain needs, you can easily research the trails ahead of time to find ones that are suited to your level. If you have children, it’s best to go on the shorter and easier trails. You can also do a drive-through of certain areas to get a view of canyons, forests, and other beautiful landscapes preserved by the National Parks Foundation. Continue reading “4 Great Ways to Enjoy National Parks This Summer”

The best alternative ways to travel on holiday

Holidays can be a great excuse to get out and see the world, but does it really feel right to visit so many new places in the same old family car? Travel experts Compare and Choose have helped put together this list of the best alternative ways to travel on holiday, as well as some of the best ways to make sure they’re right for you.

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Hired boats

Cruises can be a very relaxing experience for casual trips, but you won’t always get the freedom to explore the ports and stops you pass along the way. Hiring a boat gives you much more control over the journey and makes it much easier to visit everything you want to visit at each destination.  Continue reading “The best alternative ways to travel on holiday”

Getting Your Car Checked Before a Road Trip

Now that we’re in the midst of summer, everyone is gearing up to head outside and hit the road. The summer weather comes with a desire to get out and go somewhere, and there’s no better time for traveling than the summer. However, before you hit the road, you’ll want to make sure that your care can handle the journey. Here’s a quick checklist to go through before you actually hit the road…

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Checking the outside of your vehicle

Potential breakdowns can easily be avoided by checking a handful of things on the outside of your vehicle. For example, check that your tires still have good tread and are wearing evenly. Check the pressure, and make any necessary adjustments. Be sure to include your spare in your tire inspection. Changing a flat in the middle of a desert in the middle of the night would not be the high point of your trip, so do what you can to avoid it. Make sure your headlights, taillights, and front and back blinkers are all working properly, so you can be safe and avoid a ticket. Your brakes and windshield wipers should also be inspected to make sure they have enough life left in them for your trip. Continue reading “Getting Your Car Checked Before a Road Trip”

Bienvenido a España: What to Expect when Visiting the Iberian Peninsula

Each year, nearly 32+ million people travel to Spain for the wonderful sights, food, and culture. It’s a country with a deep history unlike any other you’ll find in Europe. Its easy accessibility, inexpensive itineraries, and fun options make Spain a frequent addition to bucket lists.

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Are you about to embark on an adventure to the land of the rabbits? Don’t know where to go in the land of the setting sun? Bienvenido, this is your guide to Spain. Continue reading “Bienvenido a España: What to Expect when Visiting the Iberian Peninsula”

4 Unique Road Trip Ideas

Even though summer is over, that doesn’t mean you should stop traveling. In fact, the best time to travel is after the summer is over. Once school starts up again, less people are traveling, meaning your travel destinations will be less expensive and less crowded. Road trips are fun for reasons other than just for the sole reason of driving to your destination. When you choose to travel somewhere via plane, you lose the opportunity to get to see the the journey and everything along the way to your destination. If you’ve decided to take a road trip this fall, here are a few unique ideas.

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Taking the scenic route

Another great way to enjoy a road trip, is to plan you trip through some beautiful places, and plan to stop along the way a lot to take pictures. You don’t need an expensive camera or fancy equipment in order to take beautiful pictures to remember the fun road trip you took. Most smart phones actually have really great cameras, meaning it’s easier than ever to take amazing photos with your phone. You won’t need any training, you just have to know how to turn on your phone, point it at a beautiful view, and snap a picture. You’ll love having those photos easily accessible on your phone for you to post on social media immediately, rather than having to wait til you’re home to load them onto your computer before you’re able to share them. There are dozens of gorgeous road trip routes throughout the US that will provide you with breathtaking views. Continue reading “4 Unique Road Trip Ideas”