Summer Road Trip Memories
We had an incredible summer traveling both east and west, with trips to Stowe, Vermont, driving the “Kanc” in New Hampshire, enjoying the cosmopolitan city of Montreal, Quebec, exploring Lava Beds National Monument and Mount Shasta, CA, and “I think we’re on another planet” in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Once again we are enthralled by the diverse geography of the United States.
We hope you had many great adventures and encourage you to share them with us via email or on Facebook.
Our Newest Scenic Drive: The Journey Through Time Scenic Byway
If you’re interested in geology, fossils and history, then this drive is for you. Discover the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon along the Journey Through Time Scenic Byway as a destination or added to your road trip.
Fall Foliage Scenic Drives
Summer may be over, but nature’s colorful display and fall bounty is a great reason to get outdoors. Here are a few suggested drives perfect for leaf-peeping. Check local news sources for the estimated peak show in your region.
It’s Fall Festival Season
Fall is ripe with flavor and many festivals around the U.S. offer a taste of the harvest season. Make it a weekend with apple and pumpkin picking, wine tasting, seafood extravaganzas and perusing crafts and antiques amid the splendor of dazzling autumn colors.
To whet the appetite:
September 27-29 — Pensacola, Florida
Pensacola Seafood Festival
Fresh seafood, music performances, chef demos, children's activities, and 5K run
Oct. 4-6 — Stowe, Vermont
17th Annual Stowe Oktoberfest
Live traditional Bavarian music, beer, bratwurst, and parade
October 11-13 — Port Angeles, Washington
12th Annual Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival
Artists, music, “The Galloping Gourmet”, Graham Kerr, cooking demos and seafood
October 12-13 — Warner,
66th Annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival
Music, carnival rides, food, farmers market, crafts, 5-mile and kids 1-mile run
October 18-20, 2013 — Paso Robles, California
Harvest Wine Weekend
Harvest events, winemaker dinners, wine tasting, vineyard and winery tours.
October 19-20 — Cape Cod, Massachusetts
13th annual Wellfleet Oyster Fest
Celebrating all things bi-valve, fine arts and crafts, shucking contest and more
Fee Free Day: Sept. 28
The U.S. Forest Service is offering a fee-free day on Sept. 28 in conjunction with the 20th annual National Public Lands Day! Get outdoors and enjoy America’s natural wonders!
Want to participate in the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands? Find a site near you: publiclandsday.org.
New Features to our Road Trip Planner
We’re always improving our Road Trip Planner to better meet your needs.
We’ve recently released another option to our time scheduling capabilities: the ability to schedule your arrival time to a stop. To use this feature, first enable “Use Start Times” in your trip settings under the Days Tab, and then set your destination schedule accordingly.
If you own Co-Pilot software for computer or mobile device, you can now export your Road Trip to your device without the use of a converter.
Start planning your dream trips now!
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