<p>In "Waking a Sleeping Beauty," a feature story in <em>Traveler's</em> September 2009 special issue on road trips, writer Stephen McClarence and his wife, Clare, explore the back roads of south-central England's Cotswolds region. "If there's a choice between a minor road or an even more minor lane," McClarence writes, "we think minuscule, taking the byways, not the highways." That approach leads them to numerous idyllic villages including Guiting Power, pictured here. Photographer David McLain traced the same route through this charming region of gently rolling fields and wooded hills.</p>

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In "Waking a Sleeping Beauty," a feature story in Traveler's September 2009 special issue on road trips, writer Stephen McClarence and his wife, Clare, explore the back roads of south-central England's Cotswolds region. "If there's a choice between a minor road or an even more minor lane," McClarence writes, "we think minuscule, taking the byways, not the highways." That approach leads them to numerous idyllic villages including Guiting Power, pictured here. Photographer David McLain traced the same route through this charming region of gently rolling fields and wooded hills.

Photograph by David McLain

Cotswolds, England

See photos of the Cotswolds region of England in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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