17 Spots to Hit on the Ultimate California Road Trip

As the most populous state in the U.S., California offers visitors a lot more than just Disneyland and the Hollywood sign. Many of California’s most incredible spots fall along its 800+ mile long coast, facing the majestic Pacific Ocean. Luckily for us, much of this coastline is hugged closely by the fabled California State Route 1, also known as the Pacific Coast Highway, creating a superb setting for the Ultimate California Road Trip.

While there are hundreds of sites you could see and dozens of routes you can take on your own California Road Trip, here are 17 of our favorite California Road Trip destinations to see this summer along California’s beautiful coast:

1. McWay Falls at the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park near Monterey, California

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15 Colorful Reasons to Visit Spain this Summer

Red may be the color most closely associated with Spain, but it’s not the only color you’ll see on the streets and in the villages of this beautiful country.

From tiles to flowers, cathedrals to produce markets, Spain is full of vivid colors that will transport you to a rich culture centered on food, wine, and sensational festivals. Here’s a glimpse of the brilliant colors you can expect should you visit Spain!

1. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain

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2. Street festival in Ronda, Spain

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3. Stained glass at La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

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4. Júzcar, aka “Smurftown,” Spain

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5. The Concurs de Castells de Tarragona competition in Tarragona, Spain

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6. Belmond La Residencia in Deià, Spain

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7. Street art in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona, Spain

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8. Colorful row houses in Villajoyosa, Spain

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9. Tiled bench in the Gaudi-designed Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain

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10. Fresh produce at the Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

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11. Stained glass at the Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona, Spain

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12. Hotel San Gill in Seville, Spain

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13. Gaudi-designed Casa Batlló in Barcelona, Spain

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14. Colorful gardens competing in the Cordoba Patio Festival in Cordoba, Spain

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15. Streets decorated for Festa Major de Gràcia in Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain

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Need more reasons to visit Spain this summer? Check out the full list of beautiful vivid colors across Spain here, and don’t forget to share your own photos of colorful Spain on Trover!

13 Family Beach Vacations to Plan This Summer

Looking for a beach destination the entire family can enjoy this summer? Thankfully, the U.S. has family-friendly beach towns and resorts for every kind of family and every budget.

With school ending for the year and temperatures quickly rising, now is the perfect time to plan a summer beach getaway that will please kids of all ages.

Here are 13 awesome family beach vacation ideas to help get you started:

1. Get wet and get wild at Wet’n’Wild Hawaii in Oahu, Hawaii

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18 of America’s Greatest Piers

Piers are classic destinations. Where else can you enjoy a sunset, ride a roller coaster, go fishing, slackline, eat great food, watch waves crash, and maybe get a splinter if you run barefoot?

The United States has many a great pier along its beautiful Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Here are some of our favorites:

1. Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, California

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15 Reasons Boracay Island has the Hottest Beaches

Boracay Island is a tiny island about 200 miles south of Manila, but what this tranquil vacation destination lacks in size it makes up for with jaw-dropping beaches. Between sailing, cliff jumping, sand castle-making, diving, snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, and sunset-viewing, you’ll have no shortage of things to do on Boracay Island’s beautiful beaches.

Here are 15 reasons we think this island’s beaches are some of the hottest in the world:

1. Screensaver-perfect white sand on Puka Beach

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