Let’s Take a Road Trip
Are you a traveler who is lured by the call of the road? Alan and I are big fans of boomer road trips. It’s the kind of travel that allows freedom and flexibility. Our road trip philosophy is to travel slow. If a roadside attraction looks interesting, we stop and explore. Our itineraries include time for those surprises that we didn’t expect. When possible, our plans include two-night stays rather than a new destination every night. Yes, we’re serious about taking it slow. Check out some of our favorite domestic and international road trips and scenic drives.
Boomer Road Trip in Northern Italy
Is Italy calling your name? If you’ve visited the biggies like Rome, Venice and Florence, it’s time to travel on a boomer road trip to Northern Italy that’s slightly off-the-beaten-path. Read about our experience by clicking on Boomer Road Trip in Northern Italy.
Coastal California Road Trip
Driving the California coast is one of the ultimate U.S. boomer travel destinations, especially if you’re zipping around in a sports car. Our itinerary begins in Paso Robles, continues up the the coast through Big Sur, Half Moon Bay and Mendocino before turning inland toward Sonoma. Click on Coastal California Road Trip to read about our experience.
Southern California Road Trip
On a road trip from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara and back, you’ll follow Highway 1 for scenic views, great seafood and active boomer adventures. To read more, click on: Southern California Road Trip.
New Mexico Backroads Adventure
Follow this itnerary from Tucson, AZ to Grants, NM to discover lava fields, ancient graffitti and backroads beauty. To read more, click here: New Mexico road trip.
Travel the Natchez Trace
Discover history in a scenic setting along the Mississippi portion of the Natchez Trace. To read more, click here: Travel the Natchez Trace.
Scenic Drive in Monument Valley
Sandstone buttes, Navajo legends and familiar scenery from your favorite western movie are on the agenda in this must-do drive. Read more by clicking on: Scenic Drive in Monument Valley.
Drive Yellowpoint Road in Nanaimo
After exploring the city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, foodies will enjoy a scenic drive to area farms as well as walking on the beach at Blue Heron Park. To read about our experience, click on Drive Yellowpoint Road in Nanaimo.
Off-the-beaten-path at Twin Lakes
If you’re looking for a scenic drive in Montana, Twin Lakes in the Bitterroot National Forest definitely qualifies. To read more, click on Off-the-beaten-path at Twin Lakes.
Painted Rocks Reservoir in Montana
This scenic drive in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley will have you saying, “Wow”. Click on Painted Rocks Reservoir in Montana to read more.
Tips for a Road Trip to Vancouver Island
We wanted to travel the scenic route up to and through Vancouver Island. Perhaps, this is the reason that the Canadian border crossing guard at Porthill, Idaho, said to us, “You’re traveling to Vancouver Island the really slow way.” Click on Tips for a Road Trip to Vancouver Island to read more.
How to Plan an Alaskan Road Trip
There’s probably no state more diverse and mysterious than Alaska. This beautiful part of the U.S. is a unique area, filled with history, natural beauty and lots and lots of bears! Click on How to Plan an Alaskan Road Trip to read more.