You can’t go to Ireland and not see these top 10 Ireland attractions

Top 10 Ireland Attractions First time visitors to Ireland have a lot of decisions to make. While small in size, this friendly island nation is loaded with awesome things to see and do. Ireland is arguably one of the best all around travel destinations for families. Last summer, we spent 2 weeks driving around the island nation, including a few days in Northern Ireland. It was our first time visiting Ireland, so we did quite a bit of research before our trip. We put together…

The Ultimate 3-Day Death Valley Road Trip Itinerary

Death Valley is the largest U.S. National Park within the contiguous United States. Death Valley is located in eastern California and has valleys, mountains, canyons, salt flats, sand dunes, and oases. Death Valley also has almost 1,000 miles of paved and dirt roads, so is a multi-day road trip within itself. There are so many outdoor adventures to be had in Death Valley. Here are some of the best things to do …

Our Vancouver Trip

1Dad1Kid.com Doing a Vancouver trip has been on my list for many years. So when we were contemplating where to travel to celebrate Chrismakah, heading up to Vancouver, BC, was a possibility that quickly gained steam. Our road trip to BC was pretty uneventful. It was a big surprise that it only took us 3 hours to travel the 200…

Think the coast has the most? Try this inland South Carolina road trip

In South Carolina, there’s also beauty within—from Greenvile to Aiken to Columbia. The post Think the coast has the most? Try this inland South Carolina road trip appeared first on Orbitz.

The ultimate “Big Little Lies” travel guide

If you’re binging on HBO’s latest hit, Big Little Lies, we’ve got just the travel itinerary for you (not that […] The post The ultimate “Big Little Lies” travel guide appeared first on Orbitz.

4 Reasons to Visit Northwest New Mexico

Bisti Wilderness/Creative Commons/John Fowler Northwestern New Mexico deserves more credit. Overshadowed by more well-known wonders — like Chaco Canyon, artistic Santa Fe, and spiritually-inclined Taos — the region is one that most people drive through rather than drive to. We’re asking that you reconsider. Sure, it’s…

7 (Awesome!) Regional Snack Foods for the Road

Popcorn/Facebook.com/GarrettPopcorn Snacks are one of the best parts of a road trip. But why limit yourself to treats you can find at any convenience store along the nation’s highway? The next time you get the munchies on an epic road trip, skip the Cheetos and Doritos and sample these regional favorites instead. 1. Zapp’s Potato Chips: The flavors of the Bayou make these kettle chips stand out among their run-of-the-mill counterparts in the South. You can’t go wrong with the Spicy…

A Coastal Drive Through Palos Verdes, CA

I know for a fact that I’ve explored more of Europe than my home state of California. While I have zero regrets, I do think it’s important to appreciate what’s in our own backyard every now and then. Whether it be playing tourist for the day, or planning a stay-cation for the weekend, I encourage you to get out there and see…

Arizona Route 66 Road Trip Attractions

Arizona has the honor of having the longest stretch of Historic Route 66 in the nation. While there is not much left of Route 66 in the eastern part of the state, western Arizona has approximately 140 miles of uninterrupted Mother Road stretching from Topock to Seligman. To celebrate Route 66’s 90th anniversary, we took a road trip along Arizona’s Route 66 …

10 of the Best Castles in Scotland for a Road Trip Itinerary

Scotland has thousands of castles, so it’s impossible to see all of Scotland’s castles in one road trip. However, it also means that no matter what route you choose, there are sure to be a number of castles along it to visit. Our Scotland road trip itinerary took us from Edinburgh and north through the Highlands through Stirling, Perth, Cairngorms National Park, and Elgin. Part of this route is through Aberdeenshire, which has…

Happy 90th Anniversary to Route 66!

California Route 66 between Victorville and Barstow.I’ve become a little obsessed with how people in the past went on vacation. Travel is such an important part of our lives; it’s how we get through the workday, knowing our hard work not only keeps food on the table and a roof over our heads but also provides us with the privilege of seeing how other people …

Photo Tour: Inside Starbucks’ Massive Seattle Roasting Facility

Starbucks Reserve and Roastery Less than two miles away from Starbucks’ original Pike Place Market store sits its latest Seattle location: a 15,000-square-foot-plus café, roastery, and packaging facility perched on Capitol Hill. And despite a fanatical following and cookie cutter product model, Starbucks manages to give its Reserve and Roastery a refreshing, artisanal aesthetic. Here’s a look inside. Retail area/Starbucks Reserve and Roastery Upon entering, you’re met with a retail section to your right. The selection of coffee accessories is deliciously large, and even anti-corporate…

15 Things to See in Ireland for Your Road Trip Itinerary

Kylemore AbbeyA trip to Ireland isn’t really complete unless you take a road trip through the country. There are so many things to see in Ireland including Irish castles, historic sites, and beautiful scenery. Add to that cute towns and some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. We traveled clockwise as …

5 things you should know about renting a car abroad

Whether you’re cruising Germany’s celebrated Autobahn, circumnavigating Iceland’s fascinating Ring Road or driving Argentina’s endless Ruta 40, the romance of the road is alive and well around the globe. But before we hand you the keys, here are 5 things you should know before renting a car abroad.   1. Plan well in advance This is even more true when traveling abroad than it is the United States where even the smaller airports offer a smorgasbord of rental car companies with price points to match every budget. But when traveling abroad, the…