Pack a bag, grab your camera and just go! There’s nothing like driving on the open road, with the sun setting over the ocean, windows down and having your friends along for the ride. Whether you have a few days or a few months, take a road trip along one of these amazingly picturesque drives:
1) For the nature enthusiast: Banff & Jasper Park (Alberta, Canada) During the summer or winter, wind along forest-lined roads, mountain cliffs and lakeside lanes with the Rockies never out of sight. Make sure to stop along one of the many panoramic look outs or take a relaxing dip in a natural hot spring.
2) For the adventurer: Sea to Sky Highway, (British Columbia, Canada) Starting at sea level in Vancouver, you’ll drive along Highway 99 discovering scenic ocean vistas, dramatic waterfalls, pristine provincial parks, tons of wildlife and soaring mountains. A few hours later, you’ll be in Whistler, where you can spend the day doing some of the best hiking, biking and skiing the Canadian Rockies has to offer.
3) For the ocean lover: Pacific Coast Highway (California, U.S.A) If time isn’t an issue, make your way down the Cali coast and let those laid-back beach vibes just sink in. With coastal cliffs, the sound of giant crashing waves and that unforgettable smell of salty, ocean air, make sure your windows stay down and your camera stays on.
4) For the fun seeker: Highway 1, Florida Keys (Florida, U.S.A) This 113-mile drive takes you from the mainland of Florida to the beautiful teal waters of Key West. With funky hidden tiki bars, scuba diving in colorful coral reefs and roadside seafood shacks, there’s no shortage of exciting stops to make along this stretch of ocean road.
Don’t Forget to Bring: 1. Maps and/or GPS 2. A camera, charging cables and car adapters 3. Comfy clothes, a toothbrush and Pura Vida Bracelets! 4. Snacks and water 5. MUSIC 6. Good vibes