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Welcome and we thank you for reading CE magazine;
This issue is about car trips and where you can stop see some of the beautiful things
of nature and build by men. Our CE MAGAZINE LINKS TABLET is loaded with links
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From CE Magazine:
What you got going for a mini vacation without flying?
Well your desire is done. Open road, mark your
destiny, pack your car’s trunk with the items your
going to need, make sure the home 20 is all secure.
No matter where you live or national live overseas it’s
1: Road trip packing list, it has all the
things you are going to need.
2: Road Trip Car Prep Checklist… don’t
assume your car or whatever you drive.
Take the time to check over your vehicle
and make sure it’s in tip-top shape
Well Mr. and Mrs. Emoji manage to get
down to an old road!
The fun is great and a lot to speak of, oh,
don’t forget to see the
Condors on the west coast!
CE MAGAZINE LINKS TABLET
By Nomar Shaw
6 Tips for Packing Your Car for Vacation
That Will Make You Feel Smarter
17 tips for the perfect road trip
10 Fun Car Games to Play on Your
Holiday Road Trip
How to Live Out of Your Car
CEM note: It can be change a little for the road trip
For all you vacationers do travel with your laptop and when
need click bellow and you will get Google Images!
going on vacation in your car
Car Rental Road Trips 10 Best Scenic Drives
Top 10 Best Road Trip Destinations in the USA
Road trips have forever been a favorite pastime in the United States and will
continue to do so, cause what better way to experience the vast array of stunning
coastal views, breathtaking valleys, and rugged cliffs to lush forestry and limitless
dessert terrains than to be free behind the wheel. VroomVroomVroom has shared
our recommended car and tips for each popular road trip destination in the USA.
Book a Car Rental in the USA
Pacific Coast Highway – California
Recommended car: For an exhilarating driving experience, book a
convertible like a Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Camaro to drive up the
coast. This type of rental car is perfect if you want to soak up the
California sun and experience what it feels like to be out on the open road.
It isn't hard to see why the famous Pacific Coast Highway is considered
one of the best drives in the United States. Starting in San Diego, the route
takes in some of the best coastal scenery in California. Visit Los Angeles,
San Luis Obispo, Hearst Castle and follow the iconic Highway One north
toward the charming coastal town of Monterey. Your final destination is
the famous City by the Bay, and you'll find plenty of exciting areas to
explore in San Francisco. Read our full Highway One itinerary to get more
Useful tips: Preparation is the key to a stress-free and enjoyable trip, so
make sure you've got everything you need before you hit the road.
Going-to-the-Sun Road - Montana
Recommended car: Since most park roads are paved and some are quite narrow,
renting a compact car such as Ford Focus or Nissan Versa has become a popular
choice, especially for traveling couples.
This 50 miles (80 kilometers) jagged cliff-hugging mountain journey, is the only
road to span the Glacier National Park in Northwest Montana-and what a treat it is.
Commencing from either Route 2 Or Route 86 This east/west, west/east road trip in
Montana will lead you on a spectacular journey over the continental divide for an
easy 1 hour and a half duration through lush green forests alongside Lake Mac
Donald, down into deep valleys under plunging glacial covered mountain tops, to
Saint Mary Lake where you can view the 100 ft (160 m) high gushing crystal
waterfall. This road is truly a visual treat so also keep those eyes peeled for the odd
sighting of mountain goats, bighorn sheep and other forms of wildlife that will be
Useful tips: The parking lot at Logan Pass is usually full from 9:30 am to 4 pm
during high season (mid-July to mid-August), so expect road delays and difficulty
finding the best parking spot. Note also that vehicles longer than 21 feet are
restricted between Avalanche Campground and the Rising Sun picnic area parking.
Blue Ridge Parkway - Virginia
Recommended car: For epic style and unmatched performance, enjoy a standard
sports car rental such as Dodge Challenger. This type of rental is ideal if you want a
fast ride for your next vacation.
At 469 miles (755 kilometers) long connecting the Shenandoah National Park in
Virginia to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in North Carolina, Blue
Ridge Parkway drive is definitely a road trip you won't find anywhere else. With a
ban on billboards, commercial traffic and the absence of any commercial towns, the
45 mph speed limit will be a delight as you can truly admire one of the USA's finest
scenic drives. Commence your journey from Either Boone or Cherokee and find
your way to Blue Ridge Parkway Road so you can indulge 5 and a half hours of
Mountainous terrains, the occasional eerie fog, to waterfalls, wild turkeys and birds,
to scarlet sourwoods to deep reds and vibrant yellows during the fall season (End of
September-October) to a whole new array of wildflowers that bloom orange, white,
pink, purple and red during spring (May- June). Definitely an unforgettable trip
which you can enjoy no matter what time of the year it is.
Useful tips: Watch your speed. Note that the Parkway’s speed limit is usually 45
mph or less in some places. Many bicyclists frequent the Parkway and usually move
at a slower pace than cars.
Olympic Peninsula - Washington
Recommended car: If you are bringing some of your hiking gear, renting an SUV
would work best. An intermediate SUV like a Hyundai Tucson or Toyota RAV4
provides enough room for 5 passengers and seems like a smart option for long trips.
To commence this 330 mile (531 Kilometres) loop Journey, start off in Seattle and
make your way to the Olympic Peninsula by connecting onto highway 101 via
Junction 104. Choose to either go clockwise or Anti, either way you will still
experience stunning views of the glistening White Mountain tops of the Olympic
ranges, to picturesque shorelines, gushing waterfalls, small logging towns, past "the
most beautiful lake in the United States," -Lake Crescent and to really make this a
unique experience, top it off by taking a hike through the Hoh and Quinault
rainforests located in the heart of the national park.
Useful tips: Hiking shoes or boots are recommended. Note that some steep and
rocky areas require extra attention and careful footing. Avoid wearing sandals or
flip-flops as it can lead to unwanted accidents.
Brandywine Valley - Pennsylvania and Delaware
Recommended car: If you are traveling with family and friends, renting a mini
passenger van such as Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Pacifica is advisable. This type
of rental vehicle has more seating capacity and room for luggage.
Nothing beats a short 19 mile (30 kilometers) road trip that takes you back in time
through historic beauty. Between South Pennsylvania and North Delaware, you'll
find this gorgeous little route that will take you on a loop through scenic chateau
country speckled with historic summer estates, twisting narrow wildflower-lined
roads that trace the Brandywine River, under overarching branches of oak and tulip
trees. And if you really want to make the most of this experience, be sure to stop at
the 1,077 acre Longwood Gardens which includes an outdoor topiary, 20 indoor
gardens, and spring-fed lakes. Otherwise, to experience and enjoy this short but
fulfilling drive, just make your way to Rte. 100 and follow the narrow road until it
connects to Rte. 52 which takes you right back to where you started.
Useful tips: The views of the Brandywine Valley are pleasant year-round, but the
best time to visit is during the spring and fall. Longwood Gardens and Winterthur
are at their best in the warmer months, so don't forget to bring your camera.
Cape Cod - Massachusetts
Recommended car: Treat yourself to a taste of luxury and rent a Cadillac XTS. If
you are looking for a bigger car, book a premium SUV like a Chevy Suburban and
enjoy a comfortable road trip or family vacation.
Compared to the bustling high-speed SH 6 or the congested, overdeveloped Rte. 28
along the south shore, taking a 57 mile (91kilometres) drive along the Cape Cod's
most Historic and scenic Route 6a is a guaranteed pleaser for this top 10 list. From
Sandwich through to Brewster you'll get to relish in the dune-lands and charming
historic villages that were established in 1639, through to the old Brewster Store
that's been in business since the 1850s. Heading to Orleans be sure to take in the
views of the best beaches that edge this league of the journey so you can begin to
appreciate the next 2,000 acres of scrubby pitch pine/ oak forest and randomly
placed fresh water ponds contained within the Nickerson State Park. Continue your
journey on SH 6 through Truro then bear left onto Route 6a where the scenic bayside
will lead you to your final destination in lively Provincetown.
Useful tips: Avoid bottleneck areas such as the lane drop on Route 6 (the Mid-Cape
Highway), Route 28 through portions of Falmouth, Hyannis, Yarmouth, and
Dennis, and Route 6 from Wellfleet to South Truro, especially during the summer
Historic Columbia River Highway – Oregon
Recommended car: It is advisable to book a full-size car like a Chevrolet Malibu
or Toyota Camry. A full-size car rental is ideal if you need more passenger room
and luggage space than a small car.
Being built in 1917-this 23 miles (37 Kilometres) road trip is the oldest scenic route
in the country and was considered one of the greatest feats for its time. Today, it is
revered as a National Historic Landmark that puts on display some of the most
astonishing views you can witness via your mode of transportation. Commencing in
Troutdale, you will embark on an exhilarating journey that will leave you in awe
over the marvellous attractions such as the Vista House which sits over 700 ft above
the Columbia River, to the series of waterfalls (LaTourell Falls; Wahkeenah Falls-
242 ft and Multnomah Falls-620ft) that coat the foliage covered cliffs and flow
under the triumphant bridges that still stand to this day and lets not forget the carved
out road tunnels that cut through the Cliffside offering the most spectacular views.
Useful tips: Time your visit at the Historic Columbia River Highway during offpeak
travel times and shoulder seasons. To avoid congestion, ensure to start your
trip before 10 am.
Red Rock Country - Arizona
Recommended Car: Book a standard car such as Volkswagen Jetta or Chrysler
200. This type of rental is perfect if you are searching for a short drive that is
packed with enchanting geological features.
This straight 145-mile journey along Interstate 17 with a minor detour on Route
179(Red Rock Scenic Byway) and 89a to Flagstaff, Arizona or north-south to
Phoenix; is definitely a perfect unique road trip experience to have in this top 10
list. Compared to the dense green, orange and colorful forest filled journeys, this
trip sends you through the vast seemingly endless dessert terrains and skyscraper
like rock formations that crown the horizon making you feel as though you're on
another planet. However, make sure to stop and admire the National
Monument/ancient cliff dwelling “the Montezuma Castle” or visit the Rock State
Park where you can plunge down a natural waterslide that's been carved into the
rock to reassure you of human civilization and to have some fun.
Useful tips: Red Rock Scenic Byway takes 20 minutes to drive, however,
remember that some stops along the byway need a $5.00 use pass to access.
Route 66 - Chicago to California
Recommended Cars: Luxury and elite SUVs are some of the popular car types
rented for Route 66 trip as they are sturdy and add a lot of style to the trip. Drive in
style and choose from luxury SUVs like a Lincoln Navigator.
Route 66, the original highway from Chicago to Los Angeles measures a whopping
2, 451 miles (3, 945 Kilometers) has now been replaced by the new Interstate
highway system to reduce time and travel distance. However, the history on this
road cannot be replaced and is the very reason this road is so popular today. With
dozens of remarkable old highway towns, to the vast desolate desert plains, this is
definitely a road trip to indulge in. See the sights of downtown Chicago, visit St.
Louis and make a stop at the unique Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo. Read the full
Route 66 road trip itinerary.
Useful tips: It's recommended to fill up before crossing the California state line.
The cost of fuel can jump significantly when in remote regions.
Outer Banks - North Carolina
Recommended car: Rent an intermediate convertible like a Cooper for your next
trip. Reward yourself and cruise down the open roads to soak in the sun and fresh
This 100 miles (160 Kilometres) route along Highway 12 (aka Ocean Front Hwy-
12) of the Outer Banks, North Carolina offers a rich mixture of seashore
experiences: white sand beaches, historic colonial towns, fishing villages to
exclusive major tourist areas full of summer homes and massive hotels right over
the beach. To get to the Outer Banks one must first cross the Wright Memorial
Bridge to Kitty Hawk. From here you can make your way north on 12 to explore the
duck beaches and town of Corolla. After which you must now return south of Kitty
Hawk through the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and the Cape Hatteras
National Seashore where the historic lighthouses reside and unfortunately where the
highway ends your journey.
Useful tips: Be sure to take turns driving to help the main driver from feeling tired
or worn out on the road. Make sure to pull over and take a break every two hours
while you enjoy the beautiful natural scenery.
Excellent ideas to prepare for a long road trip
1. Plan everything properly. Check where are you going and see whether the
route you are planning to take is driveable. It's also important you get a good
night's rest before a road trip. Plan where you will be able to stop for fuel or
grab a bite to eat. Don't forget to take a break every two hours, drink water
to stay hydrated, and treat yourself to some incredible music to keep you
2. Be sure to inspect the headlights and taillights and ensure if the front and
rear windshield washer jets are working properly. It is recommended to clean
your windshield, including the side mirrors, door, and rear windows because
they can hamper visibility, especially when it's dark.
3. Examine your tires and check if they are in good shape. Know that there is
usually a safe limit of the tire tread wear. It is advisable to get a spare tire,
especially for long trips. It's also important to examine if your
coolant/antifreeze level is okay. Any leaks should be addressed immediately.
4. Have an emergency supply kit. These include jumper cables, tire pressure
gauge, flashlight, spare headlight bulb, gloves, screwdrivers, and a first-aid kit
and items such as a couple of energy bars and bottled water.
Popular Road Trip Routes in Other Countries
10 Best Scenic Drives in Canada
Top 10 Scenic Highways in Australia
10 Breathtaking Road Trips in the UK
Note from CE Magazine:
For more on this article click here 10 Best Scenic Drives or at
the top of the article.
Where do I eat on my road trip?
If you are just looking for quick food there is McDonald, Burger King and
assorted eateries you will find off of the highway, ones on rural roads. We
set this page with names along with its ip address so you can go straight to
The best road trip food stop in every state, according to Yelp
1: Pappy's Smokehouse in St. Louis
Note from the chief editor:
As an ex-over the road truck driver we all know where truck
stops are and if you are on the freeway just tell the wife to keep
an eye on the road signs and while your parked there relax and
take a snooze, it will do you good, by the way, the food is good!
From the editor:
Click the headline to take you to the online page or click :
Best road trip food stop in every state
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