By: Rosemary Reifsneider, Travel Advisor at Avondale Travel
Americans love their automobiles and the freedom that they represent. Throughout the 20th century highways were constructed to cross the country and in the 1950’s, with the start of the interstate highway system, the Great American Road Trip flourished. With a camper and a map, families would set out to explore America and bring back memories to last a lifetime! The 2020 version, the Road Trip – Evolved, looks different than your parents’ road trip but is equally as enjoyable!
The beauty of the road trip is that it is 100% yours. The trip is planned around your interests and the activities that you enjoy. There are stunning beaches, beautiful mountains, and electric city life all within an easy drive from the Jacksonville area. After a day of exploring and sightseeing you will be ready to relax and treat yourself to something special. The modern, or evolved, road trip includes an amazing hotel or resort rather than a night in the family camper. Your body and your mind will thank you for a night spent on luxury linens after a relaxing massage in the spa, a cool cocktail in the lobby bar, and a gourmet dinner in a quiet restaurant.
The team at Avondale Travel has created a list of road trip suggestions for everyone who wants to get away. If you are looking for a staycation escape, a quick weekend getaway or longing for a replacement for that postponed trip to Europe our experts will work with you to create the perfect pandemic getaway. Whether it is a short getaway to get out of the house or pre-planning that bucket list trip for next year our team is ready and waiting to shift your travel dreams into vivid scenes!
[This story was originally published in the September 2020 issue of the Ortega Neighbors magazine that is mailed out to homes within the Ortega area of Jacksonville, FL.]