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The Complete Guide to Road Trips

Make your next trip worth the drive with curated itineraries, expert gear, and more. 

Road Trips
Everything You Need to Plan a Stress-Free Road Trip
Know how to find the best roadside meals, gender neutral bathrooms, and worthwhile stops along the way. 
Road Trips
How the Road Trip Recaptured Our Imagination This Year
Americans are traveling again, often on four wheels, in ways that help them see their country—and themselves—in a whole new light.
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14 Best Road Trips in America
From the Pacific Coast Highway to the wild coast of Maine.
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20 Road Trip Essentials to Pack for a Long Drive
Everything you need to survive a day in the car.
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Why Turo Is Quickly Becoming My Favorite Way to Rent a Car
It's like the Airbnb of cars, and I love it. 

U.S. itineraries

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9 West Coast Road Trips to Take This Year
Here are nine of our favorite West Coast road trip itineraries, including where to stop, where to stay, and what you’ll see along the way.
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The Best East Coast Road Trips to Take This Year
The Overseas Highway and Cabot Trail are just a couple East Coast gems to experience by road.
National Parks
The Best National Park Road Trips in the U.S.
You’ve never seen views like these before.
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These Byways and Roads Have Been Declared the Most Beautiful in the U.S. 
These new National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads are the first new additions since 2009. 
National Parks
A Four-Day Florida Road Trip Through Three National Parks
From snorkeling to hiking, Florida's national parks and preserves offer all types of outdoor adventure.
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A Stargazing Road Trip Across the American Southwest
Americans are increasingly taking road trips that are about the skies as much as the land. Leslie Pariseau charts a course through the Southwest.
Whale Sightings and Hikes on a Road Trip Along Oregon's Wild Rivers Coast
The Wild Rivers Coast has the rugged beauty of Oregon's popular northern coastline, without the crowds.
Colorado Road Trip: 4 Days of Hiking and Hot Springs 
This drive offers the best of Colorado: canyon hikes, blue waters for kayaking, and great local breweries.
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A Three-Day Road Trip Exploring Florida's Spanish History
You'll find tapas and Spanish missions on this three-day Northern Florida road trip.

International itineraries

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The Best Road Trips in the World
We pooled our editors for their ultimate road trip picks.
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Your Next Big Mexico Trip Is a Drive Across the Border
Last-meal-worthy fish tacos and biodynamic wineries are much closer than you think.
Food & Drink
Lobster Rolls and Ancient Beaches on Canada’s Acadian Coast
In search of fresh seafood and that elusive joie de vivre, Shelley Cameron-McCarron heads on a road trip along Canada's Acadian Coast
Islands & Beaches
The Ultimate Road Trip through New Zealand's Underrated North Island
For beaches, vineyards, and volcanoes, take the long way from the top to the bottom of New Zealand’s North Island.
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To Truly Experience the Scope of Namibia, Take This Road Trip
Wind from the desolate desert to the sea on this rugged, off-road adventure.
Style & Culture
On Location: ‘Bones and All’ Is the Next Great American Road Movie
Lifting the curtain on some of the season's most exciting new releases.
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A Road Trip Along Croatia's Dalmatian Coast, Home to Vineyards, Oyster Farms, and Sleepy Island Detours
Thanks to a new bridge, the drive between Dubrovnik and Split is now a bonafide road trip for seafood and wine lovers.
The Best Leak-Proof Travel Mugs for Taking Hot (and Cold) Drinks on the Go
A bevy of beverage holders that keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold. 
Food & Drink
How to Sip Your Way Through Kentucky’s Lesser-Known Bourbon Trail
Step off the beaten path in the Ohio River Valley.
The Best Fall Weekend in New Hampshire: Leaf-Peeping, Craft Brews, and Apple Picking
Welcome to when the Granite State shines brightest.
Where to Go for Labor Day Weekend to Avoid the Crowds
Still making plans? We've got you covered with easy getaways in Florida, Maine, Washington, and more.
The Best Things to Do in Iceland, From Puffin Spotting to Bread Baking
Relaxing in a hot spring river, snorkeling between tectonic plates, and exploring lava tube caves—there’s enough to do in Iceland to fuel a lifetime of vacations.
Food & Drink
On a Road Trip Through the Sun Belt, One Writer Discovers the World on a Plate
The American South is home to some of the most diverse food cultures in the world. Von Diaz hits the road to discover the region's many flavors and communities. 
Points & Miles
The Best Gas Credit Cards for Road Trippers and Commuters Alike
Earn points that you can put toward a free hotel stay or flight every time you stop for gas. 
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A Road Trip Through Northern Argentina in 35mm Photos
Photographer Michael Turek shares the story behind his images capturing the dusty northern reaches of Argentina.