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Road Trips

From Route 66 to California's Highway 1, discover the best road trips in the West. Get road trip ideas, plan your route, and learn about road trip essentials to make your journey as epic as the destinations along the way.

6 Ways to Experience #Vanlife Without Breaking the Bank

Hit the road via RV and learn how to embrace van life without having to sell your home or spend all of your savings.

5 Great Arizona Drives

Scenic roadways that showcase the state's beauty.

How to Enjoy Big Sur Right Now

Heavy winter rains wreaked havoc on Big Sur's roads and state parks, but the highways are open now and there's plenty to explore.

8 National Historic Trail Road Trips

Trace the paths taken by the West’s explorers, migrants, and Native peoples along these National Historic Trails.

Hope Valley: A Sierra Nevada Secret Hideaway

Hope Valley offers natural hot springs; high-desert chaparral abutting craggy ridges; and roads free of traffic jams.

The Ultimate Oregon Coast Road Trip

A road trip from Tillamook to Astoria guarantees spectacular scenery, quaint to quirky beach towns, and great food.

The Ultimate Coachella Road Trip

Make the drive to Coachella part of the adventure, with Instagram photo ops, iconic eats, and scenic stops to stretch out.

California's Delight-Filled Santa Ynez Valley Road Trip

Savor California's Highway 154 as it passes through food, wine, art and nature destination spots in the Santa Ynez Valley. 

How to Prepare for the Perfect Road Trip

A road trip can go a lot more smoothly if you plan ahead. Here are some tips.

Detouring Off I-5 in Dunsmuir, California

South of Mount Shasta, Dunsmuir delights visitors with good eats, local history, striking natural beauty, and small-town charm. 

Best Stops Along I-80: From Vallejo to Davis

There are plenty of worthy stops to check out on your I-80 road trip from Vallejo to Davis and everywhere in-between.

Drive the Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway

Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway takes travelers back in time to see fossils, petroglyphs, and impressive stretches of road.