Love to travel, but not sure where to start? We can relate! Over the past five years, we’ve written more than 200 blog posts on Back Road Ramblers, documenting our experiences road tripping as a family, camping, glamping, and more!
We know that navigating our massive travel library can be difficult.
To help with this, we’ve gathered the top 10 posts from the past month to help you find some inspiring articles. We’ll keep this list updated so you can always come back to it when you need some travel and outdoor inspiration for your next adventure.
Ready to embark on a Vermont road trip you won’t soon forget? At 216.6 miles, Vermont’s longest state highway is also one of the most scenic and well-loved, meandering through the Green Mountains, as well as charming New England villages with all the quintessential Vermont goodness that you’ve been dreaming of.
If ever there was a beautiful, must-visit American town, Port Townsend, Washington has to be it. Located at the northeastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula in the Puget Sound, Port Townsend experiences a temperate climate year-round and is best known for its Victorian architecture and natural beauty.
The Green Mountain State shines in just about every season, but Vermont in the fall is special. Autumn is when people travel from near and far to get a glimpse of the thrilling carpet of colors that blanket the mountains, forests, and fields starting in late September. Autumn is the best time to head to New England for a Vermont vacation.
Historic buildings and museums, a walkable downtown, and oodles of New England charm… Have you ever visited the small, but bustling town of Bennington in the southwest corner of Vermont? Not only is Bennington a historic gem, but it’s also incredibly beautiful in every season.
We have tried to find a balance between camping meals that taste good, fuel our bodies, and are easy to make. Here are our favorite easy camping meals for our family. We use these for just about every road trip or camping adventure so they’re always on rotation.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire is known for its historical preservation, tax-free shopping, and incredible waterfront views, but it’s also being widely recognized for its eclectic and robust food and beer scene. For a city of 21,000 people, it’s actually quite extraordinary how many restaurants are thriving in Portsmouth. With 22,000 seats available for dining, you could eat out three times a day for a month, and never visit the same Portsmouth, NH restaurant twice.
This mostly rural stretch of pavement makes for a fabulous and scenic road trip, full of natural beauty, fun towns, and interesting attractions. We’ll start in the historic town of Bennington and bring you north as far as Burlington.
If you have more than five days to spend on your road trip, I highly suggest continuing on and heading east to the Lake Champlain Islands, which are worthy of their very own weekend getaway!
Are you excited about the prospect of fall camping in New England? The weather may be chilly, but if you plan ahead, you can pitch your tent among the colorful fall foliage without pesky mosquitoes and crowded campsites. Mother Nature is throwing a pre-winter party and we’re all invited.
The iconic American road trip is generally a summer affair, thanks in part, to rock n’ roll, convertibles, and school vacations. Winter provides a totally different road-trip scene – perhaps a bit less romantic, but just as exciting. Winter road trips generally involve a lot less traffic, fewer crowds, and probably an extra bag full of warm coats in the trunk.
Hopefully, you’ve discovered some inspiring destinations for your next road trip! Check back next month for more fabulous ideas!
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