Road trips have long remained a classic american pastime and we certainly don t see these popular driving adventures going out of style anytime soon. If the east coast seems more appealing opt to hit the open road on cape cod mass. The route can take several days if you take your time to explore the area s vast array of flora many of the plant species are threatened and endangered here hike the humpback rocks and the james river and walk around the historic biltmore estate. Or for a taste of the south head to the appalachian mountains for a trip along the scenic blue ridge parkway which runs through virginia north carolina and into tennessee. caroline patektop 10 american road trips opinions expressed by forbes contributors are their own. So pack your bags and get ready to embark on one or more of these 10 great american road trips.
But picking which routes you want to explore might be tough because there are so many good ones which is why our forbes travel guide editors are here to help send you off in the right direction. At 469 miles long the drive connects two national parks great smoky mountains national park in tennessee and shenandoah national park in virginia. Top 10 american road trips opinions expressed by forbes contributors are their own. Make your way down to big sur where you ll drive past soaring redwood trees and end in san simeon for a tour of hearst castle the massive historical estate and its 127 acres of gardens that once belonged to william randolph hearst. Click through the slideshow above to see the full list. There s nothing like driving the california coastline and a trip along the pacific coast highway is an excursion everyone should embark once during his or her lifetime.
Start in monterey known for its historic mansions and fisherman s wharf and head south toward carmel. The highway spans nearly the entire length of the west coast but we ve narrowed in on the 94 mile stretch that winds along the pacific coast from monterey to san simeon for its rich mix of landscapes. That s because there s no better way to experience the charming waterfront towns stunning vistas and rugged cliffs that dot america s varied landscape than from behind the wheel of an automobile.Begin the journey on the peninsula in bourne and head along the two lane roughly 40 mile route 6a through towns such as sandwich barnstable yarmouth dennis brewster and orleans you ll spot sea captain houses dating back to the 18th century the cape cod museum of art nickerson state park and beach views from the road. The state s most famous appendage juts out into the atlantic ocean and is filled with quaint beach towns rural scenery and plenty of shoreline roads.
De jesus houston chronicle share no gas was found to be escaping after tests of the gas supply inside and outside the property. There was a lot of commotion at the time but we never thought it would be something as tragic as this dating oil field worker. Ms clayton i s believed to have lived at the house for several years and ms speed is understood to have moved in recently. We were told to stay in doors and were asked if we had seen anything suspicious. De jesus staff image 1of 7 image 1 of 7 patterson uti apex xk 1500 oil rig drill.
The tragedy emerged on sunday night after ms clayton had returned home on three weeks of leave from her job as a chef in the canteen of a north sea oil rig. Neighbour anne marie pearson said there were lots of police an ambulance and fire engine. She just seemed like a very happy cheerful person. An officer was walking door to door asking everyone to stay inside. Off on oil companies pony up for super rigs in short supply by collin eaton july 6 2017 updated july 6 2017 10 20pm photo marie d.
I think everyone s just in a bit of a state of disbelief. Sue taylor who runs the bargain booze store on nearby chester road said ms clayton was a regular customer at the store. It is thought that she recently moved in she had just bought a new vw scirocco car and was proudly showing it off to friends on facebook.Her last message was posted on april 5. The 34 year old had joked about the forthcoming manchester derby in messages on the site and in a recent message said of her imminent holiday home tomoz thank didily i m becoming a recluse after 3 weeks in the north sea.
Forensic officers spent most of yesterday at the house.