My fiance and I are fans of the good old fashioned road trip.. We did on all the way down the eastern coast of the US on our way to Florida two winters in a row (We're from eastern Ontario.) That was our longest road trip.. Took us about 25 hours of straight driving.
We usually have it in mind to try and do a big-ish trip like that once a year, usually in the winter when we have holidays from work.. So to satisfy us during the summer months we do a lot of camping.. There are some beautiful provincial parks in my area of Ontario and we try and stay at a different one everytime (except for the mandatory trip to Algonquin Provincial Park we do each summer.. One of the most beautiful places I've ever been too)
We're lucky in that we live in a small town, but it's a town that is so centrally located to some serious major cities (less than an hour to Ottawa, less than an hour to Montreal.. four hours to Toronto, and only six hours away from NYC) So we can spend days walking around a variety of big cities, and when we want to get away from the hustle and bustle, we just go north to camp.
NY State is just below us as well, and they've got some great hiking trails along the highway that goes through the Adirondacks.. If we get up early enough we can get a great day of hiking only an hour from home...
We are also habitual travel website junkies. :) And I subscribe to National Geographic Traveller, just so I can get a taste of other places.
Happy Travels Jim!