I adore fall travel.
It’s one of my favorite times of the year. Fall travel means cooler temperatures, colorful foliage, favorite sweaters and long drives to soak in the perfect panoramic view. So it only makes sense that I have spent a lot of time thinking up things to do each fall. Here are some of my very best ideas:
3 River Cruises for Fall Foliage
Thinking of trying something new in your quest for perfect fall foliage? Try a cruise! Floating down a river gives you the freedom to relax as you meander along gorgeous waterways. A big benefit of these smaller ships is that they can reach destinations/ports that the mega cruise ships can’t, and they are much less crowded. While you may go to see the stunning fall colors, you’ll enjoy the rich history, culture and scenery along the way. [Full Article]
Fall in Love with Stowe, Vermont
There’s nothing quite as beautiful as autumn in Vermont. The fall season lights up Stowe’s best features with its covered bridges, church steeples and tree-lined roads playing a starring role against a blazing red, orange and yellow backdrop. You can feel the chill in the air when you wake up, yet be comfortable for a guided hike or bike ride in the afternoon. Keep an eye on peak foliage updates so you and your camera can enjoy the full show. [Full Article]
My Favorite Fall Drive: Hudson Valley, NY
My favorite fall drive has all the things I require to stay entertained. Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley of New York has some of the most beautiful land you’ll ever set your eyes on. Foliage consumes you as you dip through winding roads. Hilltops reveal a sweeping scene straight out of a painting from the Hudson River Valley School. It’s also known as horse country so you’ll see horses grazing on rolling pastures next to their immaculate barns. And then there are the homes that make you oooh and aaah as much as the fall colors. You can roll along enjoying the enchanting farmhouses with fishing ponds, federalist mansionettes and the turn of the century estates of those who once made a lot of money providing milk to NYC. [Full Article]
A View from a Lighthouse
When it comes to fall, I take my leaf-peeping very seriously and I am mesmerized by the beauty and rich history of virtually any lighthouse. Together they become a fabulous fall adventure and the drive to get there is nothing short of spectacular. [Full Article]
Marvelous Mountain Escapes
Anytime of the year is perfect for a trip to the mountains, but fall is especially gorgeous. No matter when you go, know there will always be a cool breeze and calm peaceful evening watching the sun go down. [Full Article]
Fall Music Festivals
Summer is synonymous with music festivals. However, the fall brings gorgeous color, pleasant weather and less crazy crowds. Here’s a few outdoor fall music festivals, perfect for kicking back with a nice cold amber-colored beverage. [Full Article]
Frank and Foliage
Autumn is a perfect time to get to know America’s greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Seeing the fall colors with its explosion of hues fills me with such a sense of renewal, energy and a feeling that anything is possible. When this type of mood hits, I like to take advantage of it. I can’t think of a better way than to absorb and be transformed by the maverick works of a man inspired by Nature. Frank Lloyd Wright created among other things, Prairie Style architecture. His rebellious style went on to set a fascinating course for American architecture. Thankfully, because of him, we’ve never looked back. When the earth changes so do we. [Full Article]
Blackberry Farm in the Great Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains have so many layers of awesome you don’t know what to do with yourself. You could spend a month there and never try everything or get bored. One of my favorite spots? An award-winning, luxury destination and resort named Blackberry Farm. Many people have never heard of Blackberry Farm, but this is a place you should have on your list. Every season offers amazing views, culinary delights fresh from the farm, and adventures for people like me who love the great outdoors. [Full Article]
What are your favorite fall travel classics?
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