Road Trips

Traveling the Atlantic Road in Norway

Famous the world over thanks to multiple car television ads, the Atlantic Road (also called the Atlantic Ocean Road) is one of Norway’s most popular attractions. Linking the western coast of Averøy island with the mainland, the 8.3-kilometer (5.1-mile) stretch of Route 64 dances across skerries and islets interspersed with lookouts, fishing spots, and even the odd hotel.

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Road Trip Morocco’s Mediterranean Coast

If you love a good road trip, consider a drive along the newly paved National Road 16 (N16), which runs along the north Mediterranean Coast, and take the six-hour drive from Tetouan to the Spanish city of Melilla. This drive features majestic cliffs plunging into the blue-green sea below, long stretches of seldom-visited beaches, the occasional national park, and a few protected lagoons that dot the way.

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Scenic Rocky Mountain Drive: Trail Ridge Road

Trail Ridge Road, the 48-mile paved road between Estes Park and Grand Lake, is the only road that crosses Rocky Mountain National Park. Driving it is an awe-inspiring adventure with stunning views that Horace Albright, a former director of the National Park Service, described as “the whole sweep of the Rockies before you in all directions.”

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Weekend Road Trip to the Sunshine Coast, BC

Named for its surprisingly abundant summer sun, British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast sits on a striking section of coastal rainforest. Start this easy weekend getaway from Vancouver with a 40-minute ferry ride, meandering between offshore islands. Once on shore, you can drive through a string of funky seaside towns to gallery-hop, hike, or savor the solitude of the rocky beaches.

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Moon Guides Author Spotlight

Jen Rose Smith

Jen Rose Smith came to Vermont for the mountains and lake, then stayed for everything else. She spends her time exploring the state on bicycles and backcountry skis with her husband, Daniel, searching out the sweetest picnic spots, swimming holes, and snack bars.

Jen is a freelance writer whose work on travel, food, and drink has appeared in Best of Burlington, Local Banquet of Vermont, Vermont Magazine, Traveler’s Tales: Best Women’s Travel Writing, Culinate, and Overnight Buses. Since settling in Vermont, she’s continued to travel extensively, hunting iguanas in Mexico, cooking in Italy’s, and riding her bicycle across Newfoundland’s wilderness. Her adventures in Vermont while researching and writing Moon New England Road Trip have been just as compelling, and there’s no other place she’d rather live.

Jen Rose Smith is the author of Moon New England Road Trip and Moon Vermont.