Road Trips

Coromandel: A Road Tripper's Delight

Posted on 31 October 2012

New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula is a mecca for holidaymakers, thanks to its lengthy coastline, varied beaches and friendly small towns. Here is a leisurely trip from Auckland which will take in the wonders of this special place.View Larger Map Day 1: Auckland to ThamesThis is an easy 2-3 hour drive which will ease you into your road trip. Head south out of Auckland on State Highway 1, and turn off onto State Highway 2 then 25 which will bring you to the Kopu Bridge. Although recently rebuilt as two lanes, this bridge is a tradition amongst holidaymakers. It was...

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The Northwest: Seattle to San Fran

Posted on 24 October 2012

See the northwest coast with this leisurely road trip through three states and wine country! Starting in Seattle and heading down the coast to San Francisco, the highlights of this trip are the wonderful cities of Seattle, Portland and San Francisco, and the wine country that is the Napa Valley area.View Larger MapDay 1: Seattle to PortlandSeattle is a beautiful city based around the Puget Sound, and you will pass through several other urban centres on the way out, such as Tacoma and Olympia. If you have an extra day, you could use it to drive the Olympic Loop, a...

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What Makes a Drive a Road Trip?

Posted on 10 April 2012

 by Tiberiu Ana Flickr Creative CommonsBe it by car, motorbike or motorhome, a true road trip is an experience, not just getting from A to B. Here are some guidelines for an amazing road trip:- Take someone with you. Someone you love, someone you like, someone you just met but find interesting- reminiscing afterwards will be half the fun of the trip.- Take new routes. The highway is the fastest way, but not the most interesting. A road trip is about the journey, not the destination, so can't be rushed. In New Zealand it's called a tiki tour- go down...

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What Makes a Drive a Road Trip?

Posted on 10 April 2012

 by Tiberiu Ana Flickr Creative CommonsBe it by car, motorbike or motorhome, a true road trip is an experience, not just getting from A to B. Here are some guidelines for an amazing road trip:- Take someone with you. Someone you love, someone you like, someone you just met but find interesting- reminiscing afterwards will be half the fun of the trip.- Take new routes. The highway is the fastest way, but not the most interesting. A road trip is about the journey, not the destination, so can't be rushed. In New Zealand it's called a tiki tour- go down...

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Boston Top Sights

Posted on 9 April 2012

Boston is a city of history, of sports and of academia. The site of the original Tea Party, when the occupants threw tea in the harbour rather than pay taxes on it, it is now a wealthy and thriving city and a hub of culture. Here are some of the top spots to see according to Pittsburgh Live:Freedom Trail This trail links the historic sites of downtown Boston, making it simple to see them all by foot. Highlights of the route include the Boston Common, America's oldest public park, the King's Chapel, the site of the Boston Massacre between Redcoats...

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Boston Top Sights

Posted on 9 April 2012

Boston is a city of history, of sports and of academia. The site of the original Tea Party, when the occupants threw tea in the harbour rather than pay taxes on it, it is now a wealthy and thriving city and a hub of culture. Here are some of the top spots to see according to Pittsburgh Live:Freedom Trail This trail links the historic sites of downtown Boston, making it simple to see them all by foot. Highlights of the route include the Boston Common, America's oldest public park, the King's Chapel, the site of the Boston Massacre between Redcoats...

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Big Sur Road Trip

Posted on 5 April 2012

If you are picking up your motorhome in Los Angeles, a Big Sur Roadtrip is an excellent and highly scenic choice. A region of the Californian coast north of Los Angeles, the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean there, making for amazing vistas. Here is a suggested easy itinerary that will allow you to take it easy and travel a few hours a day, whilst taking in all that the coast has to offer.View Larger MapDay 1: Los Angeles to Santa Barbara.Santa Barbara is less than 2 hours from Los Angeles, but after the fuss of picking...

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Big Sur Road Trip

Posted on 4 April 2012

If you are picking up your motorhome in Los Angeles, a Big Sur Roadtrip is an excellent and highly scenic choice. A region of the Californian coast north of Los Angeles, the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean there, making for amazing vistas. Here is a suggested easy itinerary that will allow you to take it easy and travel a few hours a day, whilst taking in all that the coast has to offer.View Larger MapDay 1: Los Angeles to Santa Barbara.Santa Barbara is less than 2 hours from Los Angeles, but after the fuss of picking...

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Colorado Great Dunes Road Trip

Posted on 14 November 2011

South Central Colorado is a beautiful region. Lakes, mountains and valleys are plentiful in the area, and a road trip is the best way to see it. This suggested 2-day itinerary will allow you to see the best of the area, with time to take it all in.View Larger MapStart your trip at Colorado Springs, a city of natural beauty and cowboy beginnings. Visit the Pioneer Museum downtown to hear of Colorado's first European settlers. Go to the garden of the Gods, where amazing natural sandstone formations tower imposingly, surrounded by a city park.Garden of the Godsby John Fowler Flickr...

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Colorado Great Dunes Road Trip

Posted on 13 November 2011

South Central Colorado is a beautiful region. Lakes, mountains and valleys are plentiful in the area, and a road trip is the best way to see it. This suggested 2-day itinerary will allow you to see the best of the area, with time to take it all in.View Larger MapStart your trip at Colorado Springs, a city of natural beauty and cowboy beginnings. Visit the Pioneer Museum downtown to hear of Colorado's first European settlers. Go to the garden of the Gods, where amazing natural sandstone formations tower imposingly, surrounded by a city park.Garden of the Godsby John Fowler Flickr...

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