WITH A DRIVING HOLIDAY
|If you are looking for a vacation with a difference why not try a road trip? Here’s a few suggestions and you can travel to from your armchair whilst you make up your mind.
New York – the fly drive State
Once outside of New York City, the Empire State really is a self-driving haven, with wide-open roads and beautiful scenery aplenty. Spanning 570 miles across New York State, The Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway is one of the longest toll superhighway systems in the United States. The Thruway’s 426-mile mainline connects New York City and Buffalo, the state’s two largest cities and offers visitor the chance to experience the State are their own pace, stopping where they see fit.
From the Adirondacks in the north to Hudson Valley in the south, not to mention Niagara Falls and the Catskills, New York State is home to numerous natural wonders – and a large number of world-class wineries. These can be best experienced on a fly drive throughout the State.
For more information, visit https://www.iloveny.com/travel-tools/
Enjoy a pit stop at Fort Myers & Sanibel
One of America’s classic and scenic driving routes, Route 41 passes through the heart of the Sunshine State from Miami to Tampa. A great pit stop along the route is The Beaches Fort Myers & Sanibel, the original City of Palms. Enjoy a pit stop at Fort Myers Beach, a wide stretch of sugar-sandy beach sitting on a barrier island that’s around seven miles long. Whilst here travellers should visit Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Cabbage Keys, and JN Ding Darling and the stunning islands of Sanibel and Captiva where holidaymakers can stretch their legs and feel the warm sand between their toes.
For more information, visit: https://www.fortmyers-sanibel.com/
Gothenburg & West Sweden coastal road trip
Explore Sweden’s charming second city, Gothenburg, before striking out on a road trip along the wild and woolly West Coast where you can feast on lobster, langoustine, prawns, mussels and oysters. Original Travel offers a six day road trip, with economy flights, from £900 per person. The first part of the journey is inland but soon the E6 leans towards the coastline and you begin to see the low lying rocky formations and colourful clapboard houses that make this region – known as Bohuslän – so quintessentially Swedish. Paddle through protected channels, moor up to explore uninhabited islands and generally get away from it all in a beautiful place. For further information, or to book, visit www.originaltravel.co.uk
Drive the Via Emilia – the Italian way!
A road trip is always a good opportunity to leave for a trip, so Emilia Romagna’s Via Emilia, the Roman road running to the history-packed Piacenza area through the sunny seaside resort of Rimini, will give you inspiration: stopping off in the picturesque towns and cities of Cesena, Faenza, Forlì, Bologna, Modena, Reggio Emilia and Parma along the way you will discover the quintessence of genuine Italy.
From the start to the end of the Via Emilia, travellers can expect to experience a series of diverse and unique itineraries, from exploring the home of the fast-car Ferrari brand in Modena to sampling Parmigiano Reggiano in its original birthplace in Reggio Emilia or Parma, visiting the oldest university in the world in Bologna, as well as appreciating UNESCO world heritage sights along the way.
The region is also renowned for its impressive cultural offerings; the acclaimed film director Federico Fellini was born in Rimini where his 100 birthday will be celebrated in 2020 with lot of events. The former home of classical musical maestro, Giuseppe Verdi, can be visited between Piacenza and Parma that is capital of culture in 2020.
Today, the Via Emilia is also known as the Route SS 9 and is the perfect route to follow for a varied, relaxing and culture-packed journey through the art cities of the region, experiencing the very best of the Italian lifestyle along the way.
For further information, visit www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it/en.