There's never been a better time to hit the road in America.
It doesn't matter where you live or what time of year it is—there’s always something to see and, more important, do. And while much has been made recently about the increasing division in these 50 states, we say it's high time to start bringing together Americans from all over the way we always have—on the big, beautiful open road.
So get off your ass. Take a few days' vacation (or just a long weekend). Load up your buddy's pickup truck, or his subcompact, or his '97 Chevrolet Suburban with the rusty back bumper. Because there’s nothing better than taking an adventure in your own backyard, and ours is pretty damn incredible.
For many, the American landscape's vast diversity (not to mention sheer size) can be a little daunting. These days, though, road tripping is as easy as filling up a tank of gas. These routes—perfect for first-time road trippers and cross-country veterans alike—will hit destinations you’re bound to recognize, along with ones you hadn’t considered visiting or even knew existed.
And for those of you who’ve never changed a tire or jump-started a car battery before, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered with all the basic information and gear you’ll need to hit the road.