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Road trips, to me, are the ultimate way to travel. You get to see every inch of the country in between point A and point B, and stop at points along the way you never would have been able to if you had flown. Oftentimes, a road trip isn’t as much about the destination as it is about the journey, and there is something seriously poetic and beautiful about that.
My recent road trip down part of the Pacific Coast Highway and up Route 66 was absolutely amazing. We saw the landscape change from beautiful ocean views, to sprawling deserts, to the great plains of the American midwest. Oh, and we visited the Grand Canyon. That was pretty life changing.
So here are 10 photos that will hopefully inspire you to get in your car and take a road trip.
We were totally blown away by the amount of life in the desert.
Galaxy Diner Flagstaff Arizona

Galaxy Diner – Flagstaff, Arizona

Sandia Crest Albuquerque New Mexico

Sandia Crest – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Cadillac Ranch Amarillo Texas

Cadillac Ranch – Amarillo, Texas

Quirky roadside attractions? Check.
National and state parks are perfect places to stretch your legs and see the beauty of the country.
Bacon Mac & Cheese Hot Dog

Bacon Mac & Cheese Hot Dog

Diner food is essential whenever you’re on a road trip.

 

Mountain on the side of the road

A mountain on the side of the road

POPS Arcadia Oklahoma

POPS Arcadia, Oklahoma

If you ever find yourself in Arcadia, Oklahoma, you should be sure to stop by the Pops 66 Soda Ranch to load up on 500 different soda flavors.

 

500 Different Soda Flavors POPS Arcadia

500 Different Soda Flavors

The Grand Canyon is an unmissable stop on any road trip through the American Southwest. Be sure to stop by the Desert View Watchtower for great views of the Colorado River.
So what are you waiting for? Jump into your car and get driving!

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