Arizona and New Mexico · Camping · Nevada and Utah · Pennsylvania · Road Trip Resources · Tennessee · The Carolinas · The Virginias · Travel Blogs, organized by region

Driving Scenic Byways in an Antique Car

Two guys drive a 1969 Porsche 911 Convertible cross country, camping and collecting stories as they navigate their way along America’s scenic byways and historic highways

Arizona and New Mexico · California · Nevada and Utah · Northeast · Pennsylvania · Road Trip Resources · Southeast (coastal) · Southwest · The Carolinas · The Virginias · Travel Blogs, organized by region

Great American Road Trips, Part 2: My Favorite Back Roads in America

Last year, I collaborated with roughly 40 travel bloggers to put together the first installment of the Great American Road Trip series.  That behemoth of a post looked at the best back roads on a state-by-state basis.  While it’s a very comprehensive look at some of the best road trips in the country, it was… Continue reading Great American Road Trips, Part 2: My Favorite Back Roads in America

Midwest · Northeast · Northwest · Road Trip Resources · Southeast (coastal) · Southwest · Travel Blogs, organized by region

Solo Travel: Is it Possible to Drive Cross Country by Yourself?

Twenty (two!) questions with a cross country solo traveler!

Camping · Midwest · Northeast · Northwest · Road Trip Resources · Southeast (coastal) · Southwest · Travel Blogs, organized by region

How to Take a Cross Country Road Trip for less than $100

Take Back Roads presents our comprehensive guide on how to take an excellent cross country road trip on a tight budget!

Delaware and Maryland · Northeast · Pennsylvania · Road Trip Resources · Southeast (coastal) · The Virginias · Travel Blogs, organized by region

Thirteen Back Road Adventures in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Delaware

Thirteen excellent adventures, exploring the back roads in various regions throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia

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Great American Road Trips: the Best Back Road by State

Are you searching for excellent road trip options to have a true American experience? Look no further – your back road travel plans start here! We highlight some of the best back roads by state, including maps, highlights, and things to see and do along the way.

The Carolinas · The Virginias

Riding Shotgun: the Trip from Myrtle

I imagine many of you were directed here by my blog about the drive home from Myrtle Beach this summer.  As you read there, our typical process for a back roads trip was flipped on its head – instead of driving us home, I rode shotgun.  This allowed me to take an inordinate number of… Continue reading Riding Shotgun: the Trip from Myrtle

Pennsylvania · The Carolinas · The Virginias

The Drive to Myrtle: Heading Home

Daily life is, in general, pretty mundane. Ask the average adult what they were doing in June of 1998, and you’ll likely be met with blank stares, occasional chin-scratching, and something that sounds a lot like “Uuuhhhhhh….” Even vacation, though certainly more interesting and often more exciting than everyday life, still often falls short of… Continue reading The Drive to Myrtle: Heading Home

Pennsylvania · The Carolinas · The Virginias

The Drive to Myrtle: Heading South

I love virtually everything about the beach. I love the constant crash of the waves. I love the soft grittiness of the sand between my toes. I love the salty warmth of the air, almost thick and heavy and full of saline moisture. I love the prickly heat of the sun, and the explosively colorful… Continue reading The Drive to Myrtle: Heading South

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The Trip that Started it all… (Part 3 – DC to Pittsburgh – 380 miles)

Leaving the DC area wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be.  Route 50 was, once we got outside the urban sprawl, an unbelievably beautiful ride and road. It cuts straight through some of Virginia’s oldest colonial villages and farmland. The presence of American history along this old trade route is so prevalent… Continue reading The Trip that Started it all… (Part 3 – DC to Pittsburgh – 380 miles)