Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Road Trippin'

This frigid winter is giving me an extreme case of cabin fever. Usually, I have a little inkling to go skiing or play in the snow, but not this year. I would much rather be wrapped up in front of the fire with hot coco in hand. Well, I am ready to get out and onto the open road.

Ever since two of my best friends went on a cross-country road trip (Virginia to California) to drop my friend off for her Teach for America job in Los Angeles last summer, I have loved the idea. Outside of the east coast I have only visited San Francisco and Chicago. Cross-country would be the ideal trip but I would take up any of these smaller trips too!

Blue Ridge Parkway

This would be the easiest route for this Virginia native. The mountains are especially magical in the fall and you can stop along the way for hikes, wineries, and end up at the Biltmore!

California’s Pacific Coast Highway

With gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean along iconic Route 1, this is the perfect romantic road trip. Plus the trip brings views of farms, beaches, cliffs, and beautiful redwood trees.

Going-to-the-Sun Road, Montana

The only road to cross the Glacier National Park, at over 6,500 feet, and going over the Continental Divide. Not only will you witness stunning mountain and glacier views but some interesting wildlife, including mountain goats and bighorn sheep.

Bourbon Trail, Kentucky
If you are trying to bring a man along for the ride, this is the ticket. With 8 distilleries creating 98% of the bourbon, you get to taste the best of the best. Plus you are hop away from beautiful Lexington and Louisville! 

Jackson to Yellowstone National Park
 Yellowstone National Park is the quintessential American road trip. Our great national park is loaded with beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, hot springs, lakes, and more.

Sonoma and Napa Valley’s
 Any other 90’s kid automatically imagine “The Parent Trap” house when you think Napa Valley? Driving through all that amazing scenery and being able to enjoy a glass of wine or two would be my perfect trip.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad i stumbled upon your blog! This is a great post and will hopefully inspire a few future trips--we've done the California Route 1 trip, it was AMAZING! Look forward to following along!