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Georgia Weekend Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

If you're craving mountains, but stuck in the southeast, head to Atlanta and points north, for a quick break from flatness, in the southern tip of the Appalachians.

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Hiking the Rockies Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

Got one week?  How about some high-elevation hiking?  This trip focuses on some incredible Colorado trails, some topping out above 13,000 feet.

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Albuquerque Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

There's no better time to visit Albuquerque than when the balloons are in the air for Balloon Fiesta in October.  This trip starts with the Fiesta, then branches out to some nearby attractions.

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Evergreen State Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

For a couple of months a year, Washington State dries out, the sky turns blue, the snow melts from the mountains, and wildflowers bloom.  Take advantage and see it all.

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Lone Star: Texas' Big Bend Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

If you think Texas is flat, you haven't looked in the right place.  This trip visits the Hill Country and the Mountains of West Texas, including the state's highest point, and the wild river that forms its international boundary.

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Utah/Colorado Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

Two incredible states with wildly different scenery are conveniently located right next to each other.  Utah has deserts, red rocks, mountains and valleys, while Colorado offers up the Rocky Mountains.  Enjoy them both on this trip.

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The Canadian Rockies Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

The Rockies don't stop at the 49th parallel.  Canada offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery on the continent.  And where else is it easy to go for a walk on a glacier?

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The "Loneliest" Trip Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

"Getting away from it all" has a whole new meaning when you explore the deserts of central Nevada and southern Utah.

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Wyo Lasso Trip Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

Explore America's least populated state, and discover some of the incredible places in the states that border it, as you lasso your way around Wyoming.

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The Route (66) and the (Santa Fe) Trail Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

Traveling Route 66 may very well be the ultimate road trip experience.  This trip covers the middle of the Mother Road, from St. Louis to Santa Fe.  On the way back, it explores the Santa Fe Trail across Kansas.

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Southwest Utah Trip Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

Six days designed to focus on one of my favorite places in the country: Southwest Utah.  More than half of this trip is in Zion National Park, with a couple of side-excursions to the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon.

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Oregon & NorCal Coast Trip Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

The Oregon & Northern California Trip travels the coast between Portland and San Francisco, then heads inland. 8 days.

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"Rocky" Roads - Colorado Trip Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

The Rocky Roads trip stays almost entirely within Colorado, except for a quick side trip to Arches National Park in Utah. 9 days.

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5 Days, 4 Corners Trip Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

A quick trip that begins and ends in Phoenix. 5 Days, 4 Corners takes you to the Grand Canyon, through Navajo Land, into the mountains of Colorado, and the badlands of New Mexico.

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Appalachian Foothills Trip Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

Less organized than the other trips, the Appalachian Foothills wanders around northern Georgia, then travels up to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Arches & Canyons Trip Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

The first road trip I included in this website.  It still amazes me that I saw so many national parks in just six busy days. This is a trip every American should take, to get acquainted with some of our most beautiful lands.

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Olympic Ring Trip Trip Home | Start The Trip Now
Another quick trip--just 6 days.  Start at the northern end of legendary US 101 and travel around Washington's Olympic Peninsula, pass some incredibly remote beaches, then head inland, to Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens.

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A Week In Utah Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

Devote seven days to the most extraordinary landscape in the United States.  Drive America's most scenic byway, and detour down a very long dirt road.

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Winter in Canada Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

Wonder what the beautiful Canadian Rockies look like in Winter? There's a whole lot more white, for one thing.  Oh, and it's cold.  Bundle up.

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Mount Rainier Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

You can easily spend a week driving and hiking around Mount Rainier in Washington State.  So that's what I did.

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Lake Erie Loop Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

2 Countries, 4 States (and one Province), 1 National Park, some really big waterfalls, Henry Ford's Chair, Rosa Parks' bus, Joe Louis' fist, and a Leg Lamp are all part of this loop around Lake Erie.

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New England Leaf-Peeping Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

Plan your trip at exactly the right time, and you can see New England burst into color in autumn.  This trip visits some of the most beautiful fall destinations in the northeast.

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The Golden State Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

Southern California is too great to visit just once.  That's why I retraced parts of my 2004 trip to the Golden State, and added a few more great places.  The coast, the mountains, the desert: this trip has it all.

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The Southeast Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

Southern charm, Old Man River, and even the Ozarks: this trip explores the southeastern U.S., hitting seven states from Florida to Arkansas. 

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Best of Arizona Trip Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

Arizona offers a lot, and you don't have to travel far from Phoenix to experience some of the best places in the state.

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Allegheny & Blue Ridge Trip Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

Driving in a straight line is boring.  That's why the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia beckon to roadtrippers. You know there are great drives here, like the Blue Ridge Parkway.  But so much more awaits as you delve into the heart of the Appalachians.

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Red Rock Country Trip Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

Sedona, Arizona offers countless hikes through stunning Red Rock formations. I spent a few days trying to tackle as many trails as I could, then devoted a day to Old US Route 66.

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Yellowstone & Tetons Trip Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

A 9-day trip that focuses on Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, and includes some "extras" in Salt Lake City, southern Utah and Nevada.

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Northern Rockies Trip Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

The Northern Rockies Trip visits the Pacific Coast, then heads east into the Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Montana.  9 days.

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Desert Trails Trip Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

The Desert Trails trip explores southern Nevada, Death Valley in California, then makes a loop around Arizona, ending with a drive into the Grand Canyon. 10 days.

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Enchanted Land - New Mexico Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

Although it starts in El Paso, Texas, the Enchanted Land Trip spends the next 7 days in New Mexico, traveling through deserts and cool mountain towns, along with visits to Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

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Ohio's Bridges & Back Roads Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

A short trip--just three days.  Start in Pittsburgh, then wander through the WV's northern panhandle into Ohio's rural farm area, traveling over covered bridges and past Amish farms, ending in Sandusky.

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California Dream Trip Trip Home | Start The Trip Now

California really does have it all.  This trip takes you up the coast, through the Big Sur area, then inland, to Yosemite and the legendary ghost town of Bodie.

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Various Other Destinations  

Not all of the places I've visited happened on a road trip.  So, I've listed some of the individual attractions on the State-By-State Maps

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