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Where to Stay on the Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, looks like a bagpipe on the map. Or maybe I'm influenced by the Scottish immigrants that have themselves so influenced Nova Scotia, and in particular, Cape Breton Island. Located on the northeastern end of the province, this island boasts one extraordinary view after another. It eerily looks like Scotland, and so must have felt like home to the waves of Scottish and Irish settlers. 

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Road Trip 101: Ten Tips to Save Money on Accommodations

Road Trip 101: Ten Tips to Save Money on Accommodations

The Art of Road Tripping: The Way Back Home

by Dr. Debra Payne / May 30, 2017 / 0 comments

The journey back home from a road trip is different than the journey to somewhere else. On the way back, I know that I am returning to reality. This fatigued schlep changes to enthusiasm, however, when I see that I am close to home. Suddenly I am filled with gratitude for things I once took for granted. At that point, everything becomes beautiful and new.
I had driven 1,227.2 miles from Utah to Minnesota and for a moment I thought I had finished, but then I realized that soon I would need to find my way back home. My challenge then became to notice new things on a familiar path.

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Road Trip Alert! On-the-way attractions to visit when driving from Delhi to Jaipur

If one was to ask you your favourite heritage destination in India, you must mention Jaipur, aka the Pink City. Here, you will have an experience of a lifetime, especially if you love Rajasthani food! The city speaks volumes about India’s culture through its larger-than-life forts and palaces. Home to the renowned Jaipur Literature Festival, this heritage city has much to see and do, incluring Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, The City Palace, and the evergreen Ranthambore National Park! 

The Art of Road Tripping, Part 3: Noticing Things

In this world of continual distractions, those with the ability to be present enough to notice things have an unfair advantage. My drive from Utah to Minnesota has taught me that I can have that advantage, too. All I have to do is remember to breathe, pause, and focus on one thing at a time. A long road trip is the perfect place to practice this sort of thinking. 

The Art of Road Tripping, Part 2: Remaining Open

I drove from Utah to South Dakota yesterday, once again confirming that if I were a trucker, I’d be fired. I stopped along the way to look at interesting buildings, snap pictures with my iPhone, and once I even stopped to take a nap. I’ve travelled a lot in my life, but I’ve never achieved the air of a seasoned traveler. I am a clunky, curious sort, laboring forth with way too much emotional and literal baggage. Still, I am proud of the progress I’ve made so far on this journey. 

The Art of Road Tripping, Part 1: Leaving the House

by Dr. Debra Payne / May 08, 2017 / 0 comments

It’s a calm spring morning and I’m wondering what the heck I’ve gotten myself into. In just three days, I’m leaving on a long road trip from Utah to Minnesota. The trip will take me 17 hours and 52 minutes if I never, ever stop for gas, eat, sleep, or go to the restroom. Since I know that won’t happen, I’m not going to make a commitment to any certain arrival time.  

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Travelling by Car vs. Motorhome

Summer is almost here, and it’s high time to start planning your well-deserved and so desired vacation. If you love travelling with many people, alone, or with your family, you must have shortlisted these two options for a road trip: a car or a motorhome. Renting a recreational vehicle (RV) has many benefits when compared to travelling by car, and this form of family vacation becomes more and more popular. But is the fun really worth the effort?

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Route 66: America's Longest Small Town - Land of Opportunity

In Route 66: America's Longest Small Town, author and Route 66 expert Jim Hinckley explores and discovers the people behind the iconic places and the current renaissance that has made the highway "America's longest attraction." 

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The Best Summer Road Trip Ever: The Recipe

The Best Summer Road Trip Ever: The Recipe


• A reliable car
• 1 suitcase per person
• 1 backpack per person
• A good plan

Total time:

• 2-3 weeks - Planning
• 1 week - Packing
• 8 weeks - Travelling
• 1 week - Post-trip relaxation

Oven temperature:

Metric: Mid-Summer in Spain

Imperial: Very hot