by: Melanie Warner
Yosemite is an international destination with much to offer. Just south of the main gate to Yosemite, is the sleepy town called Fish Camp. It’s a great place to stay when visiting the park because you avoid the hustle, bustle and traffic, you still have cell phone coverage, and there are many activities to choose from. We tried and tested this “escape” in just one day. It’s affordable, kid-friendly and easy to access from anywhere in California.
Food trucks are quickly becoming all the rage in many cities, and it’s really easy to see why they are so popular. For the diner food trucks offer a great meal at a reasonable price on the go, the food is always fresh and the menu changes seasonally.
Olympic National Park is right outside of Port Angeles, Washington. At just over a two hour drive from Seattle, the park makes a perfect spot for a day trip to catch some incredible views and enjoy a bit of nature away from the city.
From sea to shining sea, the United States of America has some of the world’s most beautiful, picturesque and memorable destinations to live and visit. As a traveler, you’re all about exploring the unknown and immersing yourself in a new place. You live for adventure, discovery and experience. As for us at Drive The Nation, we are a lot like you and took the time to find the 10 most anticipated travel destinations of 2013 in the U.S.A. Take a look at our round-up. Will you plan a trip to one of these locations? Have you been already? Leave a comment below and tell us about your experience.
Planning a trip to Orlando, Florida can be both exciting and frustrating. Between where you’re staying, which theme parks to go to and planning a solid itinerary to make sure everyone has a great time can be a job much more exhausting than any day job. The good news is that there are plenty of tips and tricks to planning the best itinerary while staying on budget.
By: Katy Harrison
Different people travel for different reasons; some travel for scenery, others for art, some for adventure. I travel for food. Every trip I take involves hours of reading reviews and asking for local recommendations and seeking out the most locally authentic and delicious meals possible. This means I make my way into some incredible Michelin-rated restaurants with James Beard award-winning chefs and I spend plenty of time in hole-in-the-wall restaurants or eating from carts on the sidewalk.
As someone who plans entire trips around meals, you can imagine my disappointment when I ate at two of the most highly rated restaurants in Key West, only to leave one sick and the other hungry due to a natural inability to eat over-cooked, rubbery food. It seems I had forgotten my tried and true rule: the best places to eat tend to lie away from main roads and squares, and nothing is a better sign than any variation of the words “cash only.”
It’s hard to single out the best part of Yosemite National Park. There are so many treasures. The must-have photos are ones just outside of Tunnel View and El Capitan. Whether you enjoy hiking, rock climbing, swimming, camping, photography – there are just so many things to do that it’s hard to narrow it down to a quick day trip. It’s no wonder the park hosts more visitors per year than Disneyland.
When it comes time to plan your winter vacation, a lot of people think about heading south to the beaches of Florida, or hitting the coast of California. But, what better way to experience winter than in a place like Boston?
Not only does Boston sparkle with all the white holiday lights and a little dusting of snow, but there are actually a ton of fun (and inexpensive) things to do in the city during the winter.