Category: Featured Destinations

Mike’s Road Trip features a wide variety of amazing destinations that will inspire you to get out and see the world. These destinations include some of the most beautiful and iconic places in the United States and beyond, from Seattle to Sedona, Tuscany to Tanzania and Sri Lanka to Melbourne. The website also highlights less well-known but equally stunning destinations, such as the Badlands of South Dakota, the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, the rolling hills of Maramureș Romania and the Great River Road along the Mississippi River. Each destination featured includes detailed information about what makes it special, including its history, natural beauty, and recreational opportunities. Visitors can also find out what other nearby attractions are worth visiting and get directions and details to help them plan their trip. The amazing destinations featured on Mike’s Road Trip are sure to provide visitors with an unforgettable road trip travel experience.

Endless Wonder: Colorado from Soaring Peaks to Serene Creeks

Colorado is a state that occasionally flies under the radar when discussing America’s natural beauty and outdoor adventures. Yet, those who have ventured into its vast landscapes know it’s brimming with stunning mountains, sprawling trails, exhilarating whitewater rafting experiences, and towns like Boulder, which boast some of the highest quality...

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A Journey to Dinant, Belgium; the Birthplace of the Saxophone

Snugly ensconced along the winding curves of the Meuse River, lies Dinant, a town as picturesque as it is steeped in musical heritage. This charming Belgian town does not just boast breathtaking landscapes and medieval architecture; it holds a special place in the hearts of music enthusiasts worldwide as the...

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The Best Places to Visit in France

If you're looking for the best places in France for a sensational European escape, you're in for a treat. This country boasts an incredible range of landscapes, from lush, verdant valleys to mountains dusted with snow, ensuring there's something for every type of traveler. Deciding exactly where to go in...

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Civita di Bagnoregio: Where History Clings to the Cliffside

Civita di Bagnoregio aeiral primary image - Photo by: Mike Shubic

Perched precariously atop a rugged hill in the heart of Italy, Civita di Bagnoregio whispers tales of ancient civilizations, timeless beauty, and nature's relentless power. Often referred to as the 'Dying Town,' its cobblestone streets and medieval architecture have withstood both the ravages of time and the elements. As you...

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Capturing Romania: 10 Instagram Hotspots Every Traveler Should Visit

Romania is a country with stunning natural landscapes, charming medieval towns, and impressive historic sites, which provide a plethora of Instagram-worthy locations. Here are some of the most Instagrammable spots in Romania... Journey to the Land of Fairytales: The Magical Castelul de Lut Valea Zânelor" Castelul de Lut Valea Zânelor,...

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Pedal, Paddle and Pour: Savoring Madison, Wisconsin’s Cuisine, Comedy and Community

Madison Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin is ensconced between the sparkling waters of two magnificent lakes which creates an isthmus, one of only two large cities in the U.S. that can lay claim to this interesting phenomenon. Madison effortlessly blends urban sophistication with the tranquil embrace of nature. A city that thrives on diversity,...

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From Steeples to Steins: An In-Depth Exploration of Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg Germany

Enveloped in the fragrance of smoky beer and echoing with ancient tales, the city of Bamberg sits on Germany's serene river networks. While many German river towns are recognized for their wine, Bamberg is renowned for its unique "rauchbier", a beer characterized by its smoky flavor derived from malt dried...

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From Kayaks to Conferences: A Memorable Sojourn in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Eau Claire by air

Nestled in the heart of Wisconsin, Eau Claire is a hidden gem that elegantly fuses the serenity of the Midwest with the pulsating rhythm of a cultural hotbed. I had the good fortune to explore this multifaceted city while attending a TBEX conference, a prominent gathering for the travel industry....

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Follonica, Italy: A Gem on the Tuscan Coast

Nestled on the western coast of Tuscany, Follonica is a small town with a big reputation. It's known for its stunning beaches, delicious cuisine, and vibrant culture. With a history dating back to the Etruscan era, Follonica has managed to preserve its charm and character over the years, making it...

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Jerusalem Travel Guide: More than a Destination, a Journey through the ages

In this Jerusalem Travel Guide, I provide some of the top things to do, places to stay, restaurants not to miss, and of course, several road trip ideas. I have peppered this article with lots of links to help you in your planning efforts. If you have any questions about...

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Bogota and Beyond: Discover Colombia’s Colorful Streets, Majestic Mountains, and Beautiful Beaches!

Bogota Colombia colorful cobblestone streets

Bogota, the bustling capital of Colombia, is a city that offers a little something for everyone. With its vibrant street art, historic landmarks, and stunning natural landscapes, it’s a destination that is sure to captivate any traveler. Whether you are looking to delve into the local culture, indulge in the...

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Experience the Magic of Infiorata di Pitigliano: Italy’s Most Beautiful Flower Festival!

Infiorata di Pitigliano

The Infiorata di Pitigliano is one of the most vibrant and colorful festivals in Italy, where the streets and alleyways of the town of Pitigliano are covered with flower petals (and other materials, i.e colored sawdust and coffee grounds) arranged in intricate designs and patterns. This annual event attracts visitors...

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Discover the Natural Wonders of Canada: A Journey Through the Heart of the Country’s Stunning Wilderness

Discover the Natural Wonders of Canada, a vast and beautiful country renowned for its stunning natural landscapes and diverse wildlife. From soaring mountain peaks to pristine lakes, cascading waterfalls, and vast glaciers, Canada boasts some of the world's most amazing natural wonders. Whether you're an adventure seeker, a wildlife enthusiast,...

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Bergen, Norway: Where Majestic Fjords Meet a Vibrant Cityscape!

bergen norway - photo by mike shubic

Bergen, located on the southwestern coast of Norway, is a city steeped in history and natural beauty. Known as the "Gateway to the Fjords," Bergen boasts stunning landscapes of mountains, fjords, and islands, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. With a history dating back to the Middle Ages,...

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