Each year an estimated 650 million vacation days go unused in the United States, which means hundreds of thousands of people are losing their chance to unwind, recharge, engage in hobbies, learn something new, and enjoy time with friends and family. We launched Road Unraveled in late 2014 with the goal of helping others untangle some of the challenges that come with planning vacations and taking them. We’ve had some amazing adventures and we’ve learned a lot along the way. We hope to inspire others to make the most of their vacation days and to explore new parts of the world as well as new locations in their own hometowns.

We’re committed to providing information and resources that will be helpful to anyone who wants to put their vacation time to good use. We’re very selective about the content we provide to you to ensure it is realistic and relevant. Our posts are based on our experiences, and we only share honest insights and feedback about the trips we take.

A few things to know about our mission and philosophy and what you can expect from Road Unraveled:

We do our own research and select hotels, tours, and other experiences based on what works best for us and what kind of vacation we want to have.

We strive to only take trips that anyone else can take. We pay full price for every experience and only accept discounts that are offered to the general public. We do not believe we can provide helpful information on how to plan a trip if we receive ours for free.

We only recommend or endorse products that we have paid for and tested on our own trips. This helps to ensure our reviews are impartial.

We do not accept sponsored posts from companies who want to advertise their products or services. This is part of an effort to protect our brand, our content, and your experience.

Our goal is to write one new post for this website every week. We might miss a week here and there, but we’ll always try to provide regular content to keep this site fresh and up-to-date.

Road Unraveled is a combination of stories from the road, stories about the road, and tips for navigating whichever road you’re on. It’s proof that you can balance your career and home life with journeys that weave through foreign lands and nearby cities. Most of all, it’s our tribute to the incredible experiences and people we meet along the way.

Thanks for joining us!