The Perfect American Road Trip Holidays

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Have you ever dreamed about driving across the United states of America? Whether you’ve dreamt of cruising down the 101, driving the historic Route 66 or overlooking the cliffs of the pacific ocean there is nothing better than the perfect American Road Trip holidays.

America is a huge country filled with stunning road trips. Whether you enjoy the mountains, the woods or the coast there is a great American road trip for everyone.

Below you will find some of the most classic road trips across the US

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Utah Mighty 5

Ale, Sea Salt & Fog

Two people standing next to a big rock arch

There’s no better way to see Utah’s natural beauty than by embarking on an epic Utah national parks road trip. You’ll be greeted by deep, ruby red canyons, towering arches and rock formations, bucket-list worthy hikes with stunning views. 

The best part? You only need a week to see all five Utah National Parks and have an amazing adventure!

Starting from Las Vegas, you’ll make a big loop through southern Utah where you’ll end up at Moab, home to both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. 

Arches is small but packs a punch. Among towering red rocks you’ll find thousands of arches around you. A must visit is Delicate Arch, perhaps the most famous landmark in all of Utah. 

Delicate Arch is a freestanding, huge arch that’s well worth the 3-mile difficult hike – pictures just don’t do it justice.  

In nearby Canyonlands National Park, the Island in the Sky district gives you stunning viewpoints into the deep and rich canyons that make up the area. This park is less crowded than Arches, and well worth the visit. 

Leaving Moab, the next stop is Capitol Reef, Utah’s most underrated (but no less stunning) national park. At Capitol Reef you’ll find a land of stunning contrast: lush fruit orchards stand against stark red rocks and canyons. 

A rocky path through rock cliffs

Try to snag a campsite at Capitol Reef – the grass is super soft, and you’ll be lulled to sleep by the rushing sound of the nearby Fremont River.

Next stop is Bryce Canyon, best known for its orange and white hoodoos, large rock spires that shimmer in the morning light. 

One of the most fun hikes in Utah is the Queen’s/Navajo combination loop that takes you up close to the hoodoos below the canyon rim. There’s significant elevation change to this hike, but I promise it’s worth it! 

Finally, you’ll end your trip at Zion National Park, one of the crown jewels of our national park system. There’s a ton of things to do in Zion, including hiking The Narrows, Angel’s Landing, and so much more. 

Rocky mountains covered in shrubs

This road trip is popular, especially in the summer months. To avoid crowds, visit in the early fall. The weather in October, for example, is simply spectacular, and the crowds are a bit thinner. 

Finally, don’t forget to pack a hiking hat, there’s almost no shade on most of the trails at these national parks!

North Cascades National Park to Glacier National Park

Gina, Travel Montana Now

Mountains over looking a glacier lake

If you’re heading to Montana from Western Washington and put together your itinerary smartly, you can go to not just one, but two incredible national parks.

For this itinerary you would be taking the northern route over to Glacier National Park: Highway 20 to Highway 2, which is the more scenic drive compared to I-90 to the South.

Taking this route lets you go from the less-visited yet astoundingly beautiful North Cascades National Park to one of America’s most beloved national parks: Glacier. North Cascades National Park is known for its turquoise hued glacial lakes and towering jagged mountain ranges.

While driving through the park, don’t miss out on Diablo Lake and visiting it at its base as well as from the mesmerizing Diablo Lake Lookout point.

Driving the Washington Pass, the highest point of the North Cascades Highway, is also an amazing experience. You’ll likely want to pull off to take lots of pictures. After you cross that point you’ll start heading back down the mountain range and soon you’ll come to the charming little town of Winthrop in Methow Valley.

Winthrop’s downtown area has been completely redesigned to reflect an old Western town. Do some shopping as you walk along the main street of town and don’t miss getting an ice cream cone that you can enjoy cowboy style on one of the saddles that serve as barstools at outdoor Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe.

Winthrop is also a great midway point to stay overnight. Hotel Rio Vista has a beautiful riverfront location right by Main Street. From Winthrop you’ll continue on a pretty drive that takes you through Idaho and through the scenic resort town of Sandpoint.

After you enter Montana it’s not too long until you get to Kootenai Forest. Near the town of Libby is another must-see spot which will require you putting on your hiking shoes and taking a 30 or so minute trek to Kootenai Falls.

Make sure you also do the detour along the trail to Kootenai Bridge, which is a narrow suspension bridge dangling over the river that you can walk across. From Kootenai Falls, you are just a few hours from your final destination of Glacier National Park.

Along the way you can stop in historic Kalispell or do a side trip south to Flathead Lake or north to Whitefish Lake. Once you reach Glacier National Park, spend time at scenic Lake McDonald and do the hike up to Avalanche Lake.

Then drive the epic Going-to-the-Sun Road to the other side of the park for a road trip day you won’t soon forget.

Boston to Acadia National Park 

A view over the hills and ocean

Meg & Chris, Have Toothbrush Will Travel

With many of the United State’s National Parks located in the West, Acadia National Park is a popular road trip destination on the East Coast. Located in the mid-section of Maine, this National Park protects the highest rocky strips of land extending into the Atlantic Ocean, including the habitats and animals who live there. 

How to Get There: Getting to Acadia National Park is no easy feat. There is a small airport in Bar Harbor which has a few commercial flight options from Boston Logan International Airport, but these flights are expensive. Using a car to explore all of Acadia National Park is recommended and planning a road trip here is the best option! 

Driving from Boston, Massachusetts to Acadia National park is 280 miles which will take 4.5 hours. Just under halfway, you will reach Portland, Maine. If you have extra time on your trip, stop to spend one or two nights in Portland. Continuing on the road you will pass Augusta, the capital of Maine, and Bangor, take a quick stop to see Stephen King’s home or the Paul Bunyon statue. 

What to Do: Once you arrive in Acadia National Park it is time to explore the beauty and history of the area. There are five sections of the park; the East Side, West Side, Schoodic Peninsula, Isla Au Haut, and the Outer Islands. Acadia’s most popular attractions are found in the East Side along Park Loop Road.

This 27-mile scenic road leads you to Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Otter Point, Jordan Pond, and Cadillac Mountain. There are many activities to add to your visit including bicycling, hiking, climbing, picnicking, and bird watching. 

Where to Stay: Camping is a great option to fully experience a National Park. Blackwoods Campground in Acadia is a centrally located campsite with access to many trails and a quick walk to watch sunrises along Maine’s famous rocky coast.

Be sure to book your campsite in advance, especially for summer weekends. If camping isn’t for you, then check out local bed and breakfasts in nearby Bar Harbor.

Bar Harbor has plenty of restaurants, shops, and bars to explore. Brunching and shopping is highly recommended there. 

Blue Ridgeway

Carrie, Trains, Planes and Tuk Tuks

A yellow tent in the grass overlooking mountains

The Blue Ridge Parkway is undoubtedly one of the best road trips in the eastern U.S. It traverses the spine of the Southern Appalachian mountains for 469 miles from Shenandoah to Great Smoky Mountains National Parks.

You could drive the entire Parkway in as little as two days — but three or more would give you time to stop along the way. If you only have a weekend, consider sticking to one region. The Pisgah Region — from Asheville, NC to the Smokies — is the most scenic.

Along the way, you can stop at myriad viewpoints. Some have panoramic mountain views. Others provide easy access to waterfalls. Waterock Knob has the single best view on the entire Parkway. Don’t miss Linville Falls near Boone, NC. Mills River Overlook has especially amazing sunset views, or take the short pathway to Craggy Pinnacle at dusk.

Active travelers will want to try out some of the hiking trails. Popular hikes include Graveyard Fields, Black Balsam Knob, and the death-defying ladders of Grandfather Mountain. Or stop at Mount Mitchell for an easy walk up a paved trail to the highest mountain east of the Mississippi.

Practical tips for a Blue Ridge Parkway road trip

The Blue Ridge Parkway runs from elevations under 1,000 feet to over 6,500 feet. You’ll mostly travel through remote areas without cell service. 

You’ll burn through gas a lot faster in the mountains, so plan fuel stops every 150 miles or so. There is almost nothing in the way of amenities and food once you’re out of the cities (Roanoke and Asheville make the best stopping points). There’s at least one overlook or picnic area with a restroom every hour.

Pack layers and a good raincoat, and be ready to drive in all weather: Mornings on the Parkway can be so foggy that you only have 2-3 feet of visibility. Severe lightning storms blow in from nowhere on summer afternoons. It can be 30 degrees and icy at Mount Mitchell in June. 

If you’re flying into the region, Roanoke, Virginia and Asheville, North Carolina provide the easiest access. You can also drive to the northern terminus in about 90 minutes from Washington DC.

Accommodations include car-camping, wild camping and a handful of lodges. Wild camping is illegal on National Park Service lands, so you’ll need to hike a bit.

Black Balsam Knob is the most beautiful camping spot. If you prefer the comfort of a hotel, you can’t beat the spectacular location of the Pisgah Inn.

The best times to drive the Parkway are late spring for wildflowers and early fall for changing leaves. In summer, you’ll run into lots of traffic and big crowds on the trails. During the winter, most of the road closes due to snow and ice.

Grand Tetons to Yellowstone

Jessica, Unearth The Voyage

Grand teton national park sign in front of snow capped mountains

The United States has so many options for awesome road trips, but one of the best road trips has got to be driving from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park. On this road trip, you will get to visit and see two of the USA’s most iconic National Parks, as well as so many other things along the way. 

There are a couple of different ways to get to this area of Wyoming, but most people find it easiest to fly into Idaho Falls or Bozeman and rent a car from there

Starting in the south, make sure that you experience all the amazing things to do at Grand Teton National Park such as hiking, paddle boarding on gorgeous alpine lakes, wildlife viewing, and fly fishing. 

This area of Wyoming is known for some awesome dude ranches that you can stay at and have a great time horseback riding through the mountains. Triangle X Ranch is one of the best ranches in this area, and a great place to stay while you’re exploring the Tetons. 

After seeing all the sights around the Tetons, it’s time to head up north to the other iconic stop on this unforgettable road trip. Yellowstone National Park is only an hour’s drive north of the Grand Tetons. Along the way, you will want to stop and take in the gorgeous scenery and mountain views. 

Yellowstone is admittedly a much bigger park than Grand Teton, so you are going to want to make sure that you stay somewhere inside the park to maximize your vacation days. Lake Yellowstone Hotel is a gorgeous place to stay and has an incredible restaurant on site. 

There are an abundance of things to do in Yellowstone National Park but some things not to miss are seeing the plethora of geysers, checking out all the hot springs, going wildlife watching, seeing the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and of course hiking one of the many trails. 

A road trip around Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park is an incredible experience and you are sure to have an amazing time!

The Pacific Coast Highway

Michelle, Silvas Travel Tribe 

Overlooking a cliff beside the ocean

When the days start getting longer, take advantage with a road trip up California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway!

For many weekenders that means starting in sunny Southern California and turning around at the Golden Gate Bridge. But for a different perspective start on the Central Coast heading north to beautiful Redwood National Park.

For quintessential Central Coast vibes, ground yourself in Pacific Grove. Stay at the Pacific Grove Inn and use this as a jumping off point to explore Big Sur. Minutes from your hotel, just south of Carmel, don’t miss a hike at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve to enjoy jaw dropping views of rugged bluffs and coast line.

Continue south and in just under an hour you can stand in front of one of the most photographed waterfalls in the world, Mcway Falls, in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. If you have more time, and the energy to spare, there are amazing trails at Andrew Molera and Garrapta State Parks.

Hungry after an active day? Lucky for you there’s Phil’s Fish Market in Moss Landing, which makes a perfect dinner before heading to the Bay Area. Don’t leave without trying his cioppino. 

Looking up into the trees

After a two hour drive to San Francisco, drop your bags at the downtown Comfort Inn before heading out to explore. Since this trip is all about appreciating the California coast line, you should tackle the Batteries to Bluffs trail. There’s free parking at the Langdon Court lot.

This trail offers the variety of a trek along the beach, scrambles over historic concrete batteries, remnants of the harbors defense, and, if there’s not too much fog, great views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

In the morning, don’t miss breakfast at Brenda’s French Soul Food. Before leaving the city head over to the Ferry Building. Check out all their shops with the goal of building the perfect road trip picnic lunch. This much traveling can make you hungry!

From the city it’s five hours to the Eureka/McKinleyville area. You can park at the Holiday Inn Express for a room with kitchen amenities or for more “kickback and stay awhile” ambiance look into the many vacation homes in the area.

This area is rich with opportunities for outdoor fun so don’t feel like you need to rush straight to Redwood National Park.

Enjoy Arcata Bay and jump up to Clam Beach for a romp along the beach. Or just outside of Trinidad you can explore Patrick’s Point and have your pick of trails through dense forest of redwoods or along the coast.

Your ultimate destination of Redwood National Park is actually a partnership between the State and National Park systems so there’s tons to explore. If you’re pressed for time take Bald Hills Road to visit Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

With more time you can continue north toward Prairie Creek Camp Road. Prairie Creek State Park has beautiful trails, like the Prairie Creek Trail, that can keep you in awe for days.  

South Florida

Megan, Red Around the World

An alligator in reeds in the water

One of my favorite road trips in the US is south Florida.  You can visit cities, beaches, and swamps, all within an hour or two drive of each other. 

Flying in and out of Miami will be easiest for this Florida road trip.  I would plan at least ten days for this, but it could be done with a week, too. 

Start in Miami and head out to Biscayne National Park for a day trip.  Most of the park is underwater so if you have the time and budget, a boat tour is a must-do but it’s still worth visiting if you can’t.

From there, spend a couple of nights in Homestead to make exploring Everglades National Park nice and easy.  Make sure you enjoy all of the boardwalks and either kayak or do a boat tour to see the park by water (which is arguably the best way to see this park.) 

Next up is Everglades City, the perfect base for exploring Big Cypress.  I like to rent Airbnbs here, but the Ivey House Hotel is my other favorite.  

While you’re here, walk all the boardwalks again (very popular in Florida) and consider some kayaking or a boat tour, too.  If you want a real swampy hike, the Gator Hook Trail is perfect for beginners. 

The Fakahatchee Hilton is a wonderful hike if you want to see alligators, but you can also see them at the Oasis Visitor Center if you don’t want to hike to them.  

If you want to relax on the beach you can spend a day or two on Marco Island relaxing in the sun and doing some shelling on Tigertail Beach before heading back to Miami to enjoy the city or to go home. 

The best time for this road trip will be winter (January to March) because the weather is much more reasonable and mosquitos aren’t as bad as in summer.  It will be busier though so you may have to plan pretty far in advance if you want to find a reasonably priced Airbnb or hotel.

Route 66

Margie, DQ Family Travel

Route 66 sign painted onto the road

Route 66 is considered one of the best road trips in the country. Known as the “Mother Road”, Route 66 begins in Chicago, Illinois, and ends in Santa Monica, California.

At 2,448 miles, you technically cannot drive the entire length, but many sections have been preserved.

Numerous towns and small businesses sprung up along this road in the 30s and 40s, yet when President Eisenhower signed the Interstate Highway Act and diverted the crowds, several of these little towns became defunct.

Many people aim to complete this classic American road trip starting at either end, but even completing a section would make for a fun and unique drive for those who love quirky roadside stops and vintage memorabilia. 

While there are plenty of museums, abandoned motels, and roadside attractions, you should make sure to visit come of the classic Route 66 diners.

An old car parked in front of a green wall with Seligman painted on the wall

Some well-known stops are at the Midpoint Cafe in Texas, at the exact midpoint of Route 66, Pops in Oklahoma, a vintage diner and old school soda shop, and the Big Texan Steakhouse, known for its wide variety of beef selections.

Some recommendations for roadside attractions are Cadillac Ranch, the Standin on the Corner mural in Winslow, Arizona, and the donkeys that roam free in Oatman, Arizona.

If you are looking for some “bigger cities” with more variety along Route 66, then be sure to stop in Williams and Flagstaff in Arizona, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Oklahoma City and Tulsa in Oklahoma, and Springfield, and St. Louis, Missouri.

If you are looking for popular, nostalgic places to stay along Route 66, then check out the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona, which was used as inspiration for the Cars movie (as was much of Route 66) and La Posada Hotel in Winslow, home to a famous railroad hotel that celebrities used to frequent.

In addition, there are a few side trip options not too far off Route 66 to visit places like the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and Joshua Tree National Park. 

Vermont Fall Road Trip

Kat, World Wide Honeymoon

A road lined with trees covered in autumn leaves

One of the best places to visit for an iconic American road trip in the fall has to be Vermont. With vibrant fall foliage, gorgeous mountain scenery, and loads of autumn delights such as maple lattes and apple cider donuts, it is hardly a mystery as to why people enjoy visiting Vermont in the autumn

Start in the lovely town of Stowe, Vermont where you can explore many delightful hikes such as Mt. Mansfield and Sterling Pond. Warm up post-hike with some poutine and beer in town before retiring to a cozy cabin Airbnb for the evening.

Then be sure to go apple picking in Shelburne, snag a maple creemee in Burlington, try to spot moose in the northeast Kingdom, and end the trip enjoying the charming town of Woodstock. 

A bridge with a red roof covering the bridge

While Vermont is a smaller state, it certainly has plenty of breathtaking views, plenty of world-renowned breweries like The Alchemist, and over 100 covered bridges to spot! 

To get to Vermont, you can either drive up from many surrounding states or fly into the Burlington airport and rent a car for the trip. And you’ll definitely want to rent a car so you can enjoy taking the backroads to find beautiful maple sugar shacks and farms to enjoy along the drive. 

Whether you have just a few days to spend in Stowe or Woodstock or an entire week to admire the beauty of Vermont in the fall, it certainly tops any list of American road trip destinations! 

West Texas

Erin, Sol Salute

A view over mountains

When it comes to road trips, you cannot beat the vast territory of West Texas. The land here may seem harsh and dry but there are countless things to do in West Texas for adventurous road trippers. 

If starting in Texas you can embark on your journey west from any major city: Houston, Austin, or Dallas. If leaving from Houston or Dallas, Highway 90 along the Mexican border is an interesting, less-traveled route! From Dallas, head south towards the Davis Mountains. 

West Texas is home to Texas’s only two national parks, Big Bend National Park is the largest of the two with some of the state’s best hiking trails. Guadalupe Mountains National Park is less visited and a great place to escape the crowds. 

The small towns of West Texas are quirky and charming and should guide your itinerary. The ghost town of Terlingua deserves a few days and serves as the base for Big Bend. One your way there, visit Marathon, Alpine, and a swim in the cool springs of Balmorhea. 

End your trip in Marfa, an artist’s haven in the middle of the desert. Rent a restored RV or yurt at El Cosmico, try middle eastern cuisine from a food truck, take in the art galleries, and see the Prada art exhibit on the side of a deserted highway. There is no better way to end a road trip through Texas!

Miami to Orlando

Nichola, Family Hotel Expert

A photo of the beach

Travelling through Florida is one of the great American road trips. The countryside is lush and green and there are some great towns and cities to explore as you go.

Start in Miami for a cool city vibe. Explore area like Little Havana and the beautiful beaches including South Beach and Crandon Park where you can also try your hand at some kayaking. Stay at the Aqualina Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, one of the great family resorts in Florida and perfect for time out of the main hub of the city.

Take the coastal route up from here, stop at Vero Beach and its gorgeous McKee Botanical Garden and the quirky McLarty Treasure Museum. It’s perfect for a stay for a night or two. Then head on upwards to Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park and a chance for a walk-through safari and an opportunity to take an airboat ride.

This is the ideal opportunity to see a bit of the interior of this great state. Finish off in Orlando for all the fun of theme parks and great activities. Stay at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando for a glimpse at the beautiful Floridian countryside with gorgeous views of the land and waterways.

This is a road trip to enjoy the great beaches and the other side of Florida in addition to the theme parks and big city attractions. The best of both worlds.

Orogen Coast

Michelle, The Wandering Queen

A grassy hill relfecting in a lake

One of the best United States west coast road trips is the Oregon Coast. The Oregon Coast is filled with dreamy beach vibes, wildlife, sea stacks, waterfalls, and breathtaking evergreen trees. It is a one of a kind road trip and a fantastic place to experience all year round.

One of the easiest ways to get to the coast is by flying into Portland, Oregon. From there, you can drive to Cannon Beach and stay at the Surfs and Resort. This hotel is located on the beach, and it is easy to walk over to Cannon Beach during sunrise or sunset. Ecola Point State Park is a fantastic park to visit in the early morning. The Crescent Beach Trail takes you to a beautiful beach with incredible sea stacks. Indian Beach is another excellent beach you should check out in the park. 

South of Cannon Beach is Hug Point, which is a great area to have a picnic at. The beach features a lovely waterfall and many caves. You can drive even further down south to Oswald West State Park, where there are many fantastic trails like Short Sands Trail, Cape Falcon Trail, and Neahkahnie Mountain Trail. 

Tillamook is another large town you can stay at. You can drive to Cape Meares National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Lookout State Park, Sand Lake Recreation Area, Cape Kiwanda, and Neskowin Beach. All of these fantastic beaches are great to relax at with wonderful sea stacks and lush green trees. 

New Orleans

Donna, Explore the road with Donna Marie

A boat on the river lit up at night time

What better way to explore New Orleans than taking an 11 day road trip from Florida.

It started with a trip on the I-10 from northern Florida west to US-90 and then got off at exit 12D towards St. Charles Avenue.

We stayed at the Royal St. Charles Hotel, which we found at a great price through Groupon, the room comfortable, and centrally located in the French Quarter.

We stayed in New Orleans 4 days of our trip. We only used our car to drive out to the plantations one day. Other than that New Orleans is easy to get around on foot or by using the trolley. 

We arrived Wednesday afternoon prior to check in time so we spent a few hours at the New Orleans Art Museum and sculpture garden. The sculpture garden is a must see of unique surreal sculptures. There is a vast front lawn which we used for a picnic lunch.

That evening we walked to the water and took a scenic Dinner/Jazz cruise aboard the Steamboat Nachez. This is a must see just for the steamboat experience and the jazz.

A shop counter filled with jars and vials

Day 2 we walked to Central Grocery for the famous muffaletta which we packed in our cooler for a picnic lunch and headed out to see some plantations. We chose 3, Destrehan Manor House, Oak Alley Plantation, and San Francisco Plantation.

There are many to choose from so we researched ahead of time to find a variety. Once back in the French Quarter we went to check out the bars along Bourbon Street. A must see is the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone. The actual bar is a carousel that makes a complete rotation every 15 minutes. It is worth the wait to get a seat at the bar.

Day 3 We started out at the French Market where you can find everything from local foods to clothing and many souvenir items. From here a driver came to pick us up from the Old New Orleans Rum Distillery. Great tour with samples of rum plus a tasty rum cocktail. Of course we bought some to take home!.

That evening we ate some great oysters at the Desire Oyster Bar before heading to the Museum of Death which hosts a collection of serial killer memorabilia.  Then on to a French Quarter History and Ghost Busters tour. 

Day 4 We went to the Garden District with a stop first at Mardi Gras World where we got to see how they make all of these famous parade floats. Then on to the historic Garden District where we toured Lafayette Cemetery and browsed the shops and restaurants of the famous Magazine Street.

Later back in the French Quarter we stopped in Voodoo Authentica to check out the collection of voodoo dolls, potion oils, and gris gris bags. We ended the evening eating at Jax Brewery. While there we witnessed a parade going by complete with floats. Apparently this happens everyday here not just during Mardi Gras. 

New Orleans is usually associated with the craziness of Mardi Gras which takes place in February. However, if you are not into the bacchanalia, I recommend visiting at another time of year. We went in October. The weather was mild, and we still got to experience parades as well as many other highlights minus extreme crowds.

Let me know in the comments below, what is your favourite road trip across the USA?

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Tours: While I prefer to travel independently, I do love doing some tours once I’m in a destination. It is a great way to find out history, hidden gems, taste local food and get a local insight into your destination. I always use Viator to book my tours.

Train Travel: If you are planning on taking the train in Europe, I cannot recommend the Eurail enough! Check out The Ultimate Guide to the Eurail Pass to find out why

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Here are my favourite travel resources for planning travel like a pro

Flights: To find the best flights I always search on Google Flights or Skyscanner. For even cheaper flights, fly mid week and pack in a carry on!

Accommodation: I always use (I love their price match and flexible cancellation policies) or Airbnb (if I want a little more space) to book trip. If you prefer hostels, I suggest Hostelworld.

If you are new to Airbnb you can get an awesome discount using this link

Travel Insurance: After a few hairy moments on my travels, I ALWAYS purchase travel insurance. It may seem like a big cost now, but if the worst happens, it will save you a lot of money and heartache. I personally use World Nomads (and love them!), but I recommend that you do some research to find the insurance company that suits your needs.

Tours: While I prefer to travel independently, I do love doing some tours once I’m in a destination. It is a great way to find out history, hidden gems, taste local food and get a local insight into your destination. I always use Viator to book my tours.

Train Travel: If you are planning on taking the train in Europe, I cannot recommend the Eurail enough! Check out The Ultimate Guide to the Eurail Pass to find out why

Car Hire: Planning an epic road trip across the US or through Europe, or anywhere! Check out Europcar, they are my go to for car hire all over the world!

Luggage Storage: Some times when we are travelling our check in and check out times don’t match with our departure times so we have to put our luggage into storage. Stasher Luggage Storage is the biggest Luggage Storage Network across the UK, France and Germany

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