Just can’t wait to get back on the road again!…..Just like in Willie Nelson’s song, I am ready to hit the road! How about you?
I remember as a child our yearly road trips. In our ’54 Ford convertible…what an experience. From Jersey to Florida; up to Canada, across Route 66 to the West Coast and of course Pacific Coast Highway. Great memories indeed.
Once we have the green light, why not hop in your car, SUV or perhaps RV and explore! Venture a Highway…..This week I thought I would share some armchair travel doing just that!
Road Trips Across America
Experience the All-American dream of road tripping cross-country from the comfort of your home! Enjoy the spectacular views of Scenic Byway 12 in Utah or California’s Pacific Coast Highway.
Coast of California
It’s no secret that California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) which began in the 1930’s, remains a marvel of human effort that hugs over 600 miles of California’s rugged and beautiful coastlines. It is one of the most astoundingly scenic roads in the world.
UNESCO World Heritage
Among the 63 national parks in the United States, 13 are also World Heritage sites. A few—Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite—have the spectacular landscapes, unique biodiversity, and cultural significance to make them clear contenders for the double crown, while others are less obvious choices such as Everglades National Park.
What does it take to be a World Heritage site? According to UNESCO, there are 10 criteria for natural and cultural sites – a site must meet at least one of the criteria. Qualifications range from “a masterpiece of human creative genius” and “exceptional natural beauty”. Read on to discover the baker’s dozen of these elite parks and a few of the reasons they gained their UNESCO distinction on the National Parks Service website.
“Guard it well, for it is far more precious than money…once destroyed, nature’s beauty cannot be repurchased at any price.” – ANSEL ADAMS
National Parks for Kids
All American Road
From Pacific Coast Highway to the Southernmost Point in Key West and all roads in between, there are amazing sights to see. Not sure where to begin? Here is a guide that may be of assistance on which route(s) to include on your very next road trip. Road Trips USA does a great job of detailing the highlights of 11 different cross country routes that go any direction.
The best part of a driving journey is you can combine as many of these roads as you’d like if you think ahead and map it out.
The Overseas Highway, the southernmost leg of U.S. Highway 1 and sometimes called, “The Highway That Goes to Sea,” is a modern wonder. The road, that follows a trail originally blazed in 1912 by Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railroad, stretches from Miami to Key West
What’s for Dinner?
Recipe of the Week – Ultimate BBQ
With May in full swing, it is starting to be perfect outdoor weather and that means…BBQ! This recipe teaches you how to make show stopping BBQ Baby Back Ribs.
However, if you don’t eat meat, these BBQ sides will equally satisfy your taste buds:
Happy Hour – it is 5:00 pm somewhere!
Drink of the Week: Strawberry Summer Sangria
While working hard in the heat, any BBQ tender has to have something to drink. Strawberry Summer Sangria is here to the rescue!
Loaded with fresh strawberries, peaches, and citrus, this cocktail is easy, light, and refreshing.