LA and the Big Sur on a California road trip

It’s the Big Trip from the Big Country. You want a road trip? Try cruising through the nation that invented them.

And there’s only one state where you do it in the way it was meant to be done: California. So put the top down, put your sunglasses on, and ramp up the music. You’re heading for the Big Sur – 90 miles of the best sun-kissed Californian coastline.

Along the way, you’ll come across quaint towns, expansive vineyards, wilderness, extraordinary wildlife including whales, and spectacular American history.

The great thing about a road trip is you can tailor your itinerary to whatever you’re in the mood for. If it’s just you and you’re looking for historical heritage then the Olde Town in San Diego is your starting point. But if you’ve got the kids on the back seat, start off with LA: Hollywood, Sea World and Universal Studios will be on top of your list.

But there’s only one highlight of the trip: the drive to Cambria via the Big Sur, which is a stunning 90-mile stretch of coastline. Along the way you might see majestic grey whales, usually from December to April, migrating to Alaska with their new-borns by their side.

Driving on towards Santa Barbara you will be able to hit the American Riviera, which is known for its astonishing Moorish architecture, colourful history and exquisite beauty.

From there, head to Monterey, which has a rich history of seaside community life with its charming small town American scenery.

Ending up in San Francisco you can take epic photos of the Golden Gate Bridge and see the island-sited Alcatraz prison then taste the cuisine of one of the first Chinatowns established in the western world. Then, if you have time, you can drive over to Napa to taste some of the best American wines as a treat to round off the trip.

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Sun, Sea and Salt

Destination: Dead Sea and Eilat
  We have combined the magical Dead Sea – one of the world’s great natural phenomena, with the warm waters of Eilat for a perfect Sun, Sea and Salt self-drive holiday in Israel. 4 Nights Sun, Sea and Salt self-drive holiday from £725.00 per person. Depart Luton on the 19th of November – 2 Nights at Herods Dead Sea Hotel on a room and breakfast basis and 2 Nights at Agamim Hotel in Eilat on a room and breakfast basis. Return flights are from Eilat Central via Tel Aviv to Luton. Car Hire; collect your car from Tel Aviv Airport on the 23rd of November – Hyundai Automatic or similar (sat nav optional) Drop off your car down town Eilat on the 21st of November. Other Dates or Longer durations available. One of the fun parts about driving yourself is that you have the freedom to get off at various points along the journey. Once you leave Jerusalem about 25 minutes into your drive, you will get to sea-level, which is marked with a sign, and is a great photo opportunity. When you arrive to Ein Bokek, the award-winning Herods Dead Sea hotel invites you to a luxurious, rejuvenating and majestic experience on the shores of the Dead Sea. Located on its own private beach, feel at one with the sublime landscape while enjoying pure tranquillity and pampering in the exclusive Herods Dead Sea Hotel. The Herods Dead Sea Spa offers a variety of heated and health-promoting pools: a sweet water pool, sulphur pools, indoor heated pool with water from the Dead Sea and Jacuzzi pools as well as luxury spa facilities, therapeutic and leisure body treatments: Turkish bath-house, solarium facility, mud pack treatments – baths and facials, hydrotherapy and saunas (wet and dry). After your 2 night’s relaxation by the Dead Sea, continue to drive down south, straight down to Eilat, which is a few hours further away. Agamim Hotel is located in a quiet area of Eilat’s North Beach, a short distance from the resort’s promenades and beaches. The hotel features attractively furnished, air-conditioned rooms, all with private facilities including satellite TV, telephone, safe and private balconies overlooking the lagoon. All of the hotel’s wings are arranged in a U-shape around the main lagoon, and the public areas (the restaurant, reception desk, and so on) are concentrated in a separate area, so that guests enjoy complete privacy and a tranquil, relaxed atmosphere. The Agamim’s hospitality style is attentive, pampering and stress-free. Agamim means ‘Lakes’, and, true to name, the Isrotel Agamim Eilat spreads out across spacious grounds; magnificent swimming pool and boasting a fresh, modern design in which natural materials reflect the colour and texture of the local landscape. The Isrotel Agamim’s main feature is the one-of-a-kind swimming pool (heated in winter), lying at the centre of the property and including waterfalls, fountains and bridges. Its three streams run along the hotel’s guest wings, allowing guests staying in Deck rooms to enter the water from their terrace and swim into the central pool. There is also a children’s pool, a well-equipped fitness room (pay locally, minimum age 16) and wet & dry sauna, plus a spa (minimum age 16), specialising in unique health treatments, children’s club (minimum age 4 with adult supervision) with a wide range of games and a video games arcade. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Sun, Sea and Salt self-drive holiday to Israel and for further information.
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Sun, Sea and Salt
Destination: Dead Sea and Eilat
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We have combined the magical Dead Sea – one of the world’s great natural phenomena, with the warm waters of Eilat for a perfect Sun, Sea and Salt self-drive holiday in Israel.

4 Nights Sun, Sea and Salt self-drive holiday from £725.00 per person. Depart Luton on the 19th of November – 2 Nights at Herods Dead Sea Hotel on a room and breakfast basis and 2 Nights at Agamim Hotel in Eilat on a room and breakfast basis. Return flights are from Eilat Central via Tel Aviv to Luton. Car Hire; collect your car from Tel Aviv Airport on the 23rd of November – Hyundai Automatic or similar (sat nav optional) Drop off your car down town Eilat on the 21st of November. Other Dates or Longer durations available.

One of the fun parts about driving yourself is that you have the freedom to get off at various points along the journey. Once you leave Jerusalem about 25 minutes into your drive, you will get to sea-level, which is marked with a sign, and is a great photo opportunity.

When you arrive to Ein Bokek, the award-winning Herods Dead Sea hotel invites you to a luxurious, rejuvenating and majestic experience on the shores of the Dead Sea. Located on its own private beach, feel at one with the sublime landscape while enjoying pure tranquillity and pampering in the exclusive Herods Dead Sea Hotel.

The Herods Dead Sea Spa offers a variety of heated and health-promoting pools: a sweet water pool, sulphur pools, indoor heated pool with water from the Dead Sea and Jacuzzi pools as well as luxury spa facilities, therapeutic and leisure body treatments: Turkish bath-house, solarium facility, mud pack treatments – baths and facials, hydrotherapy and saunas (wet and dry).

After your 2 night’s relaxation by the Dead Sea, continue to drive down south, straight down to Eilat, which is a few hours further away.

Agamim Hotel is located in a quiet area of Eilat’s North Beach, a short distance from the resort’s promenades and beaches. The hotel features attractively furnished, air-conditioned rooms, all with private facilities including satellite TV, telephone, safe and private balconies overlooking the lagoon. All of the hotel’s wings are arranged in a U-shape around the main lagoon, and the public areas (the restaurant, reception desk, and so on) are concentrated in a separate area, so that guests enjoy complete privacy and a tranquil, relaxed atmosphere. The Agamim’s hospitality style is attentive, pampering and stress-free.

Agamim means ‘Lakes’, and, true to name, the Isrotel Agamim Eilat spreads out across spacious grounds; magnificent swimming pool and boasting a fresh, modern design in which natural materials reflect the colour and texture of the local landscape.

The Isrotel Agamim’s main feature is the one-of-a-kind swimming pool (heated in winter), lying at the centre of the property and including waterfalls, fountains and bridges. Its three streams run along the hotel’s guest wings, allowing guests staying in Deck rooms to enter the water from their terrace and swim into the central pool. There is also a children’s pool, a well-equipped fitness room (pay locally, minimum age 16) and wet & dry sauna, plus a spa (minimum age 16), specialising in unique health treatments, children’s club (minimum age 4 with adult supervision) with a wide range of games and a video games arcade.

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Sun, Sea and Salt self-drive holiday to Israel and for further information.

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