Is there anything more American than a road trip to see our country’s wildest and most remote places? The experience is right up there with cornbread, apple pie, and fireworks on the 4th of July.
Long gone are the endless hours on the road crammed between your siblings in the backseat, however. You’re a grown up, and so are your road trips. More and more people are relishing life on the road. Whether you are a long term #vanlife fanatic or a weekend warrior looking to find undiscovered gems in your neck of the woods, road trips of all lengths and distances can satisfy that desire to pick up and go.
We’ve all heard the cliché that traveling is about the journey not the destination. The truth is that a great road trips are about both. Enjoy cruising down that open road with the windows down and the music blasting, but make sure that at the end of the line is an incredible adventure. The drive there will make you stoked, the excursion itself will be well worth the long hours behind the wheel, and the return journey will allow plenty of time to think and absorb the whole experience.
The best thing about living on the road? You don’t have to conform to anyone else’s schedule. Just fill up the tank and grab your favorite road trip snacks for fuel. Pack the camping gear and your traveling companions in, and you’ll be ready to hop in the car and put the pedal to the metal.
Now all you need to is to pick a destination. Here’s a few scenic and interesting places to drive to—just make sure you budget enough time to get out of the car and explore them while you are there.
We believe good things come from people spending time outside. We strive to provide inspiration and supporting information on incredible adventures to make it easy for you to get outdoors and explore new places. We understand that life is busy, but we strongly encourage you to make time for outdoor recreation on a weekly, if not daily, basis. To keep you inspired all year, we've put together a list of 52 geologic features and adventure themes. Check them out and join us in our #52AdventureChallenge!