News for the Week

Flathead River in Polebridge, Montana

Fall light floods Flathead River in Polebridge, Montana.

From Donna:

Fall road trip tips, best fall national hikes, we really have fall travel on the mind here at My Itchy Travel Feet. As I told you last week, Alan and I are in the middle of planning a last-minute road trip to drive the Beartooth Highway plus explore parts of Yellowstone National Park. Alan calls it “Donna’s trip” because driving the Beartooth has been at the top of my to-do list for some time now.

We’ll be visiting near the end of the season and finding accommodations is a challenge. They’re all booked inside the park! But Alan and I know how to keep on digging when it comes to trip research. And we’ve narrowed our search to accommodations on the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway and the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway. One of the best resources we’ve found for this trip is the Cody, Wyoming, website. I’ll keep you posted on how our trip planning turns out. 

Alan just popped into my office to share a luxurious bed and breakfast overlooking Flathead Lake (not anywhere near Yellowstone) that he found online. Alan’s suggesting a short getaway this week to celebrate my June birthday that was never properly observed. That man has travel on his mind! And since I’m working on being flexible about time and work, I think I’ll take him up on it. Stay tuned.

From Nicole:

This month, we’re talking road trips! Road tripping is definitely one of my favorite ways to see the world, and I especially love exploring my adopted Spain by car when I can. Although the country has a lot of options for road trips routes, if I had to choose one destination, I would certainly recommend a trip through the Lower Rias in Galicia. This area of Spain is so picturesque its almost unreal. Other than that, I would say any trip around Spain’s Basque country is also picture-perfect gorgeous. The next road trip on my travel to-do list is southern spain’s white pueblos, which I’ve heard are really charming. Have any trips planned? We’d love to hear from you!

This Week’s Articles

Looking for some great active travel options in our National Parks? Take a look at Donna’s Favorite Fall National Hikes.

Whether you’re out on the road for one day or one month, there are a lot of things you can do to make the experience a memorable one without all the stress. To prepare your next foliage-packed adventure, Donna has rounded up her best Tips for Planning a Fall Road Trip.

Looking for a fall road trip in Europe? Check out our Southern Italy travel page.

Need a place to stay on your fall road trip? Start your hotel search with us.

More Travel News for Boomers

When it comes to roadtripping in the Western U.S., we rely on the Benchmark Road & Recreation Atlas.

When it comes to roadtripping in the Western U.S., Alan and Donna rely on the Benchmark Road & Recreation Atlas.

Want to let someone else do the driving on your fall road trip? Consider these train trips listed in an article from Forbes.

We shared an assortment of fall road trip itineraries in the My Itchy Travel Feet September newsletter. Which one was the most clicked? It seems a lot of our readers want to explore the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway.

That’s all for now but we really want to hear from you. If you have a question about travel or suggestions for our next boomer road trip eguide, please send an email through our contact us page.

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