The solstice might have passed, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over! Summer is in full swing and around the world people are sweating out long climbs on the bicycle, exploring hidden mountains and valleys on foot, and relaxing on sunny beaches with a cold drink at the end of the day. Don’t you want to join them? July is a great month to travel with your family, friends or solo, and wherever you go you’re sure to find something exciting. Here are our top picks for the month.Read more
About: Cody Siler
Cody Siler is a Backroads Trip Leader and writer, born in London and raised in Northern California. He enjoys reading, writing, backpacking, skiing, and exploring mountains and cities. For Backroads, he leads trips primarily in Iceland, where he tries his best not to provoke the local sheep.
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June is a time of festivals, of family time, of exotic adventures and challenging yourself to try something new. Here are our top destinations for the month.Read more
Today, more and more people are planning their travel not just around the seasons or their schedules, but around the sky. Whether they're stargazing, watching for the Northern Lights or chasing eclipses around the world, these astrotourists are going to infinity and beyond. Here are four stellar (and solar, and lunar) destinations for star-crossed travelers.…Read more
Choosing the Right Tour Company for You Anyone can claim to be "the best," and it's easy for a travel company to wax poetic in its marketing. But delivering on that promise is another thing. You don't want to find out the hard way--mid-vacation--that the travel company you've chosen doesn't meet your expectations. So here…Read more
December is the season of togetherness: spending time with your loved ones, enjoying good food and taking some time off to reflect on the passing year. But if you're you're looking to mix up the traditional holiday season of eggnog and family dinners by adding some elevated adventure, December can the perfect month to travel…Read more
There's no doubt about it... winter is on the horizon. And while it might not be perfect beach weather outside, there's still plenty of vacationing to do! From warm weather sojourns south of the equator to snowy vacations up north, the month of November offers plenty of excitement for you and your family, no matter…Read more
With autumn approaching, don’t assume that the traveling season is coming to an end! October brings unique adventures in Europe, Africa and North America where you can connect with locals and soak up the sun.Read more
What do Vermont, Appalachia and Italy have in common? They’re on Backroads’ list of Best Places to Travel in September!Read more
Summer is so close you can almost taste it. It's the time of year for graduations, grilling on the porch and staying up late to catch fireflies. The whole world seems content in May, looking forward to the long days and warm nights of the summer ahead. And if you're like us, you can't help…Read more
Spring is almost here and it's time to hit the road! As winter disappears into memory, flowers are blooming in green spaces around the world and people are getting into the summer mood with festivals and celebrations in the sunny months ahead. Whether you're taking a spring break vacation or setting off on a tour…Read more
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