Nothing builds bonds in a family more than road trips. Confined to a car with your wife and kids is a perfect time to talk and really get to know them and when you get to your destination, it's time to make memories that will last a lifetime. Here are 6 road trips you can take with the family today.
Lonely and wild for most of its length, the Seward Highway is chockablock with stunning natural vistas and wildlife. Spiky mountains and deep, cold lakes are surrounded by a thick carpet of forest and ice-blue glaciers. The road can be traversed in one go, but exploring wild Alaska in your own time is too tempting. Photo credit: Flickr / lovingshiva
Some residents of Cape Breton Island still speak Gaelic and Acadian French as their first languages, and their cultural influence is apparent in the small seaside fishing villages you find as you follow the Cabot Trail around the island. However, it's the massive cliffs that plummet into the ocean and the hilly forested interior full of moose and bear that will leave the most indelible memories. Photo credit: Flickr / archer
A trip through the Florida Keys is an opportunity to travel past postcard-perfect sandy beaches, swaying palms and turquoise water. Its coral reefs attract a bevy of underwater creatures, and the area's diving is world-renowned. Dolphins and manatees are easily spotted, and deep-sea fish are easily angled for. Photo credit: Flickr / sivaprakash
As you drive around these neighboring national parks, you're bound to see groups of cars stopped on the side of the road. The passengers have their cameras out, snapping photos of some bear, bison or herd of elk that have wandered near the highway. Don't let the animals distract you -- the towering mountain formations are just as impressive. Photo credit: Flickr / chascar
The road to the old mining town of Batopilas, deep in the heart of the rugged Copper Canyons of Mexico, is hair-raising and wide-ranging. Beginning well above sea level, the road drops by well over a mile, so the flora and fauna at the beginning is more alpine, while at the end you encounter a tropical ecosystem. Photo credit: Flickr / elisfanclub
Snaking along a 68-mile stretch of eastern Maui, the Hana provides excellent views of the Pacific and plenty of reasons to stop and explore along the way. Waterfalls are everywhere along the road, and you could spend a good while at the popular Ohe'o Gulch, with its cascading series of pools overlooking the ocean. Photo credit: Flickr / alexa627
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