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
Sandia Crest – Albuquerque, New Mexico
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
Diner food is essential whenever you’re on a road trip.
A mountain on the side of the road
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
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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