So what happened to the American road trip? Today’s traveler is all about reaching their destination, and how quickly they can get there. You will most likely catch them throwing a bag or two together and heading off to spend a couple hours in lines at the airport, only to do the same at the other end of the journey. Maybe you’ll catch them on the freeway at 80 miles per hour, racing to their destination. Whatever method, nothing is the same as a good old-fashioned road trip.
For years, people from all over the country packed up their families, loaded their vehicles and took to the road. Families and friends alike could spend days, even weeks roaming about the country. Maybe there was a destination in mind, maybe there was not, it did not matter. The road was what the trip was all about. It was about exploring the parks, attractions, and oddities that spread all over the United States, from Florida’s Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park, to Washington’s Flaming Geyser State Park, no matter where you go there is always something to see and do, you just have to look for it.
What I want to do with this blog is encourage everyone to take the scenic route, get off the freeways and hit the back roads. Drive the two lane roads of yester-year and see what it is all about. In upcoming posts I intend to share my stories from the road, offer you helpful information, and show you pictures of some of the most beautiful places this country has to offer in hopes of inspiring you to turn your next vacation into the ultimate American road trip.