our next destination on our Summer Road Trip was the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. We decided that the town of Hood River would make a great base for our adventures in the area, and it turned out to be a much better destination than we had originally hoped for, as we found vineyards, orchards, waterfalls, and amazing viewpoints around every turn.
The area west and south of Rapid City is home to several national and state parks as well as the famous and frequently photographed Mount Rushmore. While Mount Rushmore draws a huge number of visitors every year, visiting this area and skipping the rest of the region would be like swinging through Paris to see the Eiffel Tower and visiting nothing else. The park areas around Mount Rushmore include large tracts of land where Bison roam freely, one of the largest caves in the world, unique geological landscapes not found anywhere else in the world, and fun cultural and historical attractions.
If you’re captivated every time you see pictures of Canada’s vast, beautiful landscapes and the vibrant cultural events in the cities, or hear about some of its rich and fascinating history, then what are you waiting for? Summer is the best time to visit most regions of Canada, especially with the freedom of a self-drive holiday.
Planning a weekend camping trip with a young child (or more than one) can be a real challenge, as we know. So when we set out to take a multiple-month road trip across the country, our tripathalas (the region of the brain devoted to travel) went into overdrive for several weeks. How can we possibly do this? We can’t just take a tent and some toys! We actually have to keep another human being alive!
The first stop on our summer road trip was Chicago, and it didn’t disappoint. Since we were traveling with our three year old daughter, we wanted to make sure that we provided plenty of entertainment for her instead of just dragging her around to the major sights that most grown-ups would want to visit.
The Alps, blue lakes, mountain-fresh air – Switzerland is an adventurer’s dream. The entire country is a playground for anyone seeking an adrenaline rush amidst breathtaking scenery. And, despite its relatively small size , there is no lack of options for a thrill seeker visiting Switzerland.
This summer, we’re headed west on a road trip through the U.S. and Canada. As the founders of BudgetYourTrip.com, our true passion lies in travel, but it’s been awhile since we’ve been able to “get out there.” Beginning in June, for three months we’ll hit the road on a family camping trip visiting the big cities, national parks, and everything in between. And yes, we’re taking our 3-year-old daughter with us.
While Scotland may not be the first place you think of for gorgeous beaches, you better think again. With long stretches of beautiful sands, perfect surfing conditions, and jaw dropping surrounding scenery, Scotland’s beaches offer the perfect summer escape. Here are the seven best beaches in Scotland that are definitely worth a visit.
Scotland has been home to over 2,000 castles over the centuries, although just several hundred have stood the test of time. The magnificent castles that stand today offer visitors an opportunity to step back in time and explore the beauty and extravagance of these ancient royal homes and fortresses. With all of these amazing castles to see, it can be difficult to decide which ones to visit on a trip to Scotland. To make the decision a little easier, here’s a list of the top 10 castles in Scotland, all of which offer incredible sights and experiences to be had.
When imagining the perfect vacation in Europe, it’s hard for your mind not to wander to Italy. It’s no surprise though, as Italy offers countless cities to visit, each featuring their own unique history, culture, and sights to see. What follows is a 7-day itinerary of the “Big Three” Italian cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice.