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Summer road trip recommendations

Road trip recommendations summer 2014

It’s warming up and many of us are looking forward to summer vacation. If you are beginning to make your plans, here are some ideas of where to go on your next road trip.

Charleston, South Carolina

Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, a celebrated restaurant community and friendly well-mannered people, the Charleston area was named Top U.S. City by Condé Nast Traveler 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards, for the third consecutive year.1

From the South Carolina Aquarium on Charleston Harbor to the breathtaking Boone Hall Plantation or the charming Old City Market, the attractions are endless, as is the beautiful scenery. Historic Downtown Charleston is the center of the city, housing various art galleries, boutiques, museums and historic sites for the whole family to enjoy.

Ghost tours, carriage rides, golf courses and world-class dining — in Charleston there’s always something to enjoy.


Lake Michigan’s Gold Coast, Michigan

Perhaps one of most unexpected beach getaways, some argue that Lake Michigan’s Gold Coast rivals the coast of Hawaii and Southern California. Along 300 miles of beaches lie sugar-white dunes, wineries, antiquing, U-pick orchards and berry farms, cider houses, Hemingway haunts and get this — you can even go surfing. In Michigan — really! So if you never thought you could head to the Midwest for a Cape Cod-like beach vacation, think again.

Grand Rapids also offers fabulous art with impressive blooms and Rodin sculptures in the Frederik Meijer Gardens and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Read more at: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/north-america/travel-tips-and-articles

Sun Valley, Idaho

Whether it’s camping, hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, cultural events, or great food, you can find it all during the summer months at Sun Valley, a world-class ski area. Visit nearby Stanley, nestled on the crook of the Salmon River — a perfect launch site for killer rafting — with the Sawtooth Mountains providing a dramatic backdrop.

Ernest Hemingway spent the last years of his life in Sun Valley. In between fishing and hunting excursions with Gary Cooper and Clark Gable, Hemingway allegedly completed For Whom the Bell Tolls in the Sun Valley Lodge’s room 206. Here’s more inspiration for year-round summer fun in Sun Valley.

See the country your way

Road trips are a great way to spend time with your loved ones and see the country. Make sure you have the coverage you want to protect your vehicle and your family and then enjoy your journey.

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