Archive for the ‘American Road Trips’ Category

Birth of Democracy road trip

U.S. Capitol building

A road trip that explores the birth of democracy in the U.S. From Massachusetts to Virginia, this journey will take you to historic sites that played a key role in the country’s founding and in the formation of a new American government.

Pizzas of America road trip

deep dish pizza

This mouth-watering road trip will give you a chance to sample some of the many ways that pizza is tossed and baked in America – from New York’s foldable slices to Chicago’s deep dish pizzas, from Providence’s grilled pizza to Detroit’s square Sicilian style, and from the clam pizzas of New Haven to the tomato pies of Trenton.

Road Trip through the Literary Midwest

Mark Twain

Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut and Laura Ingalls Wilder are just some of the writers who hail from the American heartland. If you love literature, you could do a lot worse than to craft a literary road trip through the Midwest.

Road trip through the history of American football

Heinz Field Pittsburgh

It’s time to delve into the autumn ritual that involves colliding shoulder pads and barbecue-scented tailgate parties. It’s time for a road trip into the history of American football.

Road trip through the wonders of California’s Central Coast

Big Sur

It’s true that Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco get much of the attention, but don’t dismiss California’s Central Coast as a travel destination. The region has an abundance of natural wonders and you can piece together quite an enjoyable road trip there. It’s not an exaggeration to say the 280-mile journey from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz is one of the most beautiful drives in the country.

Volcanic tour of the Pacific Northwest

Mount Hood

There are stunning calderas, lava tube caves and and bubbling hot springs throughout the Pacific Northwest – all connected to the area’s volcanic activity. And the Cascade Range is home to a 700-mile string of active volcanoes, from Mount Rainier to Mount Hood to Mount Shasta. As a result, it’s possible to put together a road trip that takes in some of the continent’s most spectacular volcanic scenery.

A road trip in honor of black history month

A road trip in honor of black history month

Since February is Black History Month, it’s an opportune time consider a road trip that takes in sites that are important to black history in the United States. So I created a journey through that runs between Georgia and Kansas and which takes in key locations from the civil rights movement as well as some historic homes of prominent African Americans. The article […]

Take a presidential road trip through Virginia

There has been a lot of politics in the news lately, and President Obama’s State of the Union speech is scheduled for Wednesday. So if you’ve got politics on your mind, or even if you’re just a fan of history, you might consider taking a presidential road trip through Virginia. That’s the topic of may […]

Stargazing in the Southwest

In August, I wrote about some of the best stargazing destinations worldwide, based on an article I’d written for Matador Travel. Now it’s time to look more specifically about stargazing destinations in the Southwestern United States. This time, I put together a road trip itinerary for Examiner.com that stretches from West Texas to Southern California […]

Fall foliage trip through quintessential New England

It’s prime season for leaf-peeping and, while there are wonderful foliage drives in nearly every region of North America, the destination that is almost always associated with the spectacle of autumn is New England. A fall foliage drive can mean a lot more than just beautiful fall views, however. If you plan it correctly, you […]

A road trip into the roots of American music

A lot of great music has been made in the United States, and much of it has roots in the South. In fact, if you journey through just a few southern states, you can have a fascinating time exploring the roots of jazz, blues, soul, bluegrass, country, and rock and roll. You can experience even more of the […]

Road trip through literary California

In May, I introduced you to the possibilities of a road trip through literary New England. It seems an ideal combination of activities for lovers of both travel and literature. Well, I figured it was time to explore a similar journey, only this time on the West Coast. So now I present to you a […]

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