Is there anything better than hitting the open road, having no destination in mind, and setting out on a grand adventure? We don't think so. That is why we choose to head out on road trips as often as possible, and why so many of our best stories come from our adventures on backroads.
Plus, road tripping is one of the most sustainable and adventurous ways to see a destination. So the next time you are looking for a memorable, exciting and environmentally friendly way to head out and explore - consider hopping in your vehicle of choice and setting off for the open road.
Make sure to check out our road trip route guides + stories for lots of insightful tips and inspiration.
stories + guides
adventurous road trip routes
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST
start: san francisco | end: redding
Venture out on Highway 1 from San Francisco up to Point Reyes National Seashore, one of the prettiest natural areas with tons of hiking trails. From there keep heading north through Point Reyes Station, Point Arenas and Mendocino, all the way up to Eureka, making sure to stop and explore the coast and forests as much as possible.
This route is perfect for people who want to take their time and explore the beautiful, lush landscapes, and maybe do a bit of tidepool searching.
So if you are ready for a Northern California Expedition then click below.
start: seattle | end: aberdeen
Take your time and really soak up the beauty and wonder that is the Olympic Peninsula. Spend a couple of days checking out lighthouses, cute coastal towns, hot springs, and of course, the rainy Washington coast.
This route is perfect for those who want to really experience the natural beauty that beckons so many to the Pacific Northwest.
So if you are ready for an adventurous Olympic Peninsula road trip then click below.
start: yuma, az | end: marathon, tx
The American Southwest is a stunningly beautiful area of the United States. With various biomes, natural wonders, cute off the beaten path towns and lots of national parks (you hit 5 on this route alone), it is the perfect spot to get a tiny bit lost.
So if you are ready for an adventurous American Southwest road trip then click below.