The weather’s finally warming up and with it comes those heady dreams of hopping in the car for an epic road trip. As a newly minted car owner, I’m doubly excited for the chance to hit the road and see something new. (In fact, I’ve got a big exciting road trip next week that I’m just itching to get going on!)
In honor of the start of spring and warmer days, I’ve compiled a lovely road trip resource guide to help you plan and execute your greatest trip yet.
Let’s get planning, shall we?
20 Places to Visit on the Ultimate American Road Trip: 20 places with history, natural beauty, and culture in spades.
The Most Scenic Drive in All 50 States: the most scenic road in each and every one of the 50 states.
All-American Road Trip: 18 Stops on the Pan-American Highway: covering almost 30,000 miles, the Pan-American Highway offers the most diverse scenery on the planet—and plenty of pit stops.
This Guy Planned The Best European Road Trip So You Don’t Have To: the creator took a list of top Europe spots and then found the shortest distance between them for an epic European road trip.
An Epic New Zealand Road Trip: an American family embarks on a 2-month road trip around the North and South Islands of New Zealand and shares their itinerary.
Karakoram Highway, the World’s Best Road Trip: the Karakoram Highway is a highway that runs about 800 miles from Pakistan to western China.
Hokkaidō Road Trip: Explore Japan’s northernmost island with your own wheels and you’ll have the freedom to detour to sapphire-blue caldera lakes, stop to dip in seaside hot springs, and pull over wherever fresh seafood beckons.
What You’ll Need
The Road Trip Packing List: a road trip packing list of 50 essential items that you need to take with you, no matter where you’re going.
The Essential Road Trip Packing List: absolutely essential items to pack for your road trip and nothing else!
The 15 Best Apps for a Road Trip: the best apps to use to help make your road trip a success.
44 Healthy Road Trip Snack Ideas: skip the drive-thru on your next trip and instead plan ahead and pack some of these healthier snack options.
A Road Trip Playlist: put on this playlist that’s perfect for a long drive in the car. Sit back, relax, and turn it up!
Tips & Tricks
17 Road Trip Hacks That Will Save Your Summer: seventeen tips and tricks to get you through the longest, most laborious drives.
How to Save Money on Road Trips: with a little bit of planning, you can make your road trips even more frugal by learning some tricks to save money.
20 Ways to Save on a Road Trip: 20 more ways to make your road trip even more wallet friendly.
How to Pack Your Car for a Road Trip: the perfect layout to pack your car for an epic road trip without feeling too squished.
How to Get Your Vehicle Road Trip Ready: don’t let emergency breakdowns spoil your vacation! Get your vehicle road trip ready with this handy pre-trip checklist.
What’s your favorite road trip memory? Mine is definitely the week I spent driving around Armenia and trying to sleep in the car comfortably with my (very tall) husband!