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Top 10 Community Summer Vacation Spots

Community Manager

Thousands of terrific travel stories have been posted about amazing vacations to picture perfect summer destinations. We thought we’d feature community member stories that provide a terrific example of travel story writing in the hopes of inspiring your next travel story AND adventure.


And, a big ‘Thank you!’ to all of the Barclaycard Travel Community members who took the time to share the wonderful details and photos of your personal adventures!


ILoveToTravel_GulfofMexico.jpgGreat State Park on the Gulf of Mexico

By ILovetoTravel

A terrific story that highlights all the wonderful things you can do in Gulf Shores State Park as well as some amazing photos and lots of terrific travel details! Don’t miss ILoveToTravel’s story, “Great place to take the family and make great memories.”



Isobelsnowie_BigSur.jpgRoad Trip from Santa Barbara to Big Sur

By Isobelsnowie

Get inspired to take the 101 to San Luis Obispo with a pit stop in Hearst Castle. Fabulous photos and details provide a great itinerary!








Hiking, Biking, Brewing and Beaching

AndrewMc_Hiking.jpgBy AndrewMc 

Looking for an adventure? AndrewMc writes, “Warren Dunes State Park was a perfect place for self-proclaimed "adventurers". Only a 5 hour drive from our home in Louisville, the state park was reasonably priced for a campsite.” Bike rides to the beach, trail heads to the dunes and an “added bonus, Tapistry Brewing and Greenbush Brewing are really close, too!” 



terihalsey_altalakes.jpgAlta Lakes of Colorado

By terihalsey

“High above Dolores, Colorado and right before Telluride there is a little place called Alta, Alta Lakes or Alta Ghost town. It is paradise!! It is right off Dolores Hwy 145 and it is part of the Million Dollar Highway. The drive itself is incredible as it is located on one of Colorado’s scenic highways.” A must read!



travelcal033_honeymoon.jpgKey West (and Southern Florida): A truly relaxing honeymoon

By travelcal033 

A number of community members in the “Let’s Talk Travel” section have asked about great honeymoon destinations. This is a must read! Get the inside scoop with a terrific itinerary, wonderful details and lots of great photos! You even get a Top 5 list of “Conch Fritter Rankings” 



novananners_concharesort.jpgSan Juan, Puerto Rico – La Concha Resort

By novananners

Details galore and some ‘tips’ on thing to avoid and estimated costs. A great example of a detailed Travel Story!









MoonMan_Kauai.jpgRain, Roosters, and Romance in Kauai, a Honeymoon Story – Part 1

By Moonman 

Another great honeymoon narrative that offers plentiful details on the “Garden Isle” including tips for what to do (Salt Pond Beach,  when the weather gets “cold” like drive along Kauai's iconic north coast, visit Kiahuna Plantation and Waimea Canyon. The terrific details in this Travel Story really help paint a great picture.



Ah! Get Me Out of Ecuador

By Elspeth_M

This expertly crafted Travel Story offers a great ‘travel report’ with plenty of fabulous photos and travel details. Get the ‘inside scoop’ on where to go, stay and see!





Dswanb1_Cabo.jpg5 Things To Do in Cabo

By Dswanb1 

We always like lists (hence this blog post!) and this travel story, while condensed, does offer some good pointers on specific places to go for food, night life, beaches and much more.

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