Can’t Miss Road Trips
“Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. Ask me to go on one, anywhere. We’ll stop in every small town and learn the history and stories, feel the ground and capture the spirit. Then we’ll turn it into our own story that will live inside our history to carry with us always. Because stories are more important than things.”
– Victoria Erickson –
We couldn’t have said it any better ourselves. Anyone who’s ever taken a road tip knows how addicting exhilarating the journey can be. Those of you who haven’t packed up a car and grabbed your favorite girls for a cross-country drive, we highly suggest that you add it to your summer 2016 bucket list! Below you will find a three of the country’s most amazing, award winning road trips.
Send out a group message to the girls, get your car serviced, and pack your bags. It’s time to hit the road for an amazing adventure!
Big Bend Scenic Loop
Around two hundred and fifty miles long, this West Texas road trip will make you feel like your living life in your own old Hollywood Western film! The root brings you through some lovely, quaint, towns that are famous for hosting a film set or two, and their surreptitious Marfa Lights in the big sky. If you’re a history buff, the should absolutely check out the Alpine at the Museum of the Big Bend. If you’re a nature enthusiast, you will love getting love in the enormity of Big Bend National Park (did you know it’s about the size of the state of Rhode Island?!).
Coastal New England
The city of Boston, MA has been a highly sought after city for decades! One of the great things about the East Coast is its never-ending variety of state forests and sandy beaches. The Coastal New England road trip should begin in Gloucester, Massachusetts and involves a relaxed drive for about two-hundred and fifty miles to New Haven, Connecticut. Along the way, you should be absolutely certain to stop and grab yourself a fresh lobster roll or enjoy some of the other local seafood. You should also be sure to check out some of the many wildlife sanctuaries, fish-filled aquariums, and sailboat occupied harbors. You’ll eventually get to Newport, Rhode Island where you’ll find harbors filled with lavish yachts, and must-tour mansions. If you like traditional tavern grub, then you’ll love the Rhode Island beach town.
Ivy League Tour
Do you and your friend dream in monogrammed bedding? Ever find yourselves wishing that you were part of the Kennedy friend group? If you’re a preppy gal at heart, you will love the New England-based Ivy League road trip! Although previously mentioned that you should make a road trip in the summer, this one is well worth the wait until the fall, when you’ll not only find yourself in awe of the Ivy League hallowed halls, but also of the red, orange, and gold foliage. Harvard University, one of the most talked about Ivies, is located just outside of Boston in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Check out the roadmap online and make sure that you’ll experience the fanaticizing campuses of Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth on this three hundred mile road trip. While you’re paying homage to the graceful world of academia, you should also plan to stop at Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial House and Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Pond!