The Scenic Route

A collection of travel stories, guides and advice that will inspire your family to achieve maximum memories-per-getaway on your next vacation.

Unplugged Vacations Appeal to Majority of Americans, According to New Survey

Alamo Survey: Unplugged Vacations Appeal to Majority of Americans

A growing number of Americans are going back to basics with a simple idea: Unplugging from work, devices and social media during vacation, according to the fifth annual 2019 Alamo Rent A Car Family Vacation Survey.



Discover Acadia National Park: What to See and Do

Discover Acadia National Park: What to See and Do

Acadia is intimate and accessible, and its historic carriage paths provide visitors nearly endless ways to explore. Make the most of your national park vacation with this practical guide.

Choosing the Hawaiian Island That's Right For Your Family

Choosing the Hawaiian Island That's Right For Your Family

Hawaii has long been thought of as the perfect destination for honeymooning couples, but these days the islands also have much to offer families of all sizes.

Relax at These 6 Beaches Near Orlando

Relax at These 6 Beaches Near Orlando

When you head to the “Theme Park Capital of the World,” it’s always a good idea to also schedule some beach time to unwind. But which one might you enjoy the most? This guide will help you decide.


Family Travel Trends: 2019 Vacation Survey Results

Family Travel Trends: 2019 Vacation Survey Results

Brand new data from Alamo Rent A Car reveals that unplugging from work, devices and social media during vacation appeals to the majority of Americans. Learn more about our family travel trends survey results.

8 Tips for Planning a Memorable Family Vacation on a Budget

8 Tips for Planning a Memorable Family Vacation on a Budget

Planning a memorable family vacation that won’t break the bank simply involves taking the time to know your destination inside and out and discussing trip activities with your kids in advance.

Car Rental Tips: How to Keep Your Car Organized

Car Rental Tips: How to Keep Your Car Organized

It's hard to keep a car clean on a long trip, especially with the kids! Check out these tips to cut the clutter on Alamo's Scenic Route.


Kids Vacation Stories: Vacation Alert

Kids Vacation Stories: Vacation Alert

We asked a handful of junior travelers to tell us about their favorite vacation memories – and their stories didn’t disappoint.

Keeping Promises and Riding Roller Coasters with My Hands in the Air

Keeping Promises and Riding Roller Coasters with My Hands in the Air

A few months ago, I made a promise to my children — that during our trip to Florida I would participate and not just document.

Vacation Stories: Unexpected Family

Vacation Stories: Unexpected Family

We asked people across the nation to tell us about their most memorable vacation.