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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.

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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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!

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

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

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

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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

Pennsylvania · Ride Back Roads · The Virginias · Travel Blogs, organized by region

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)

Ride Back Roads · The Virginias

The Trip that started it all….. (Part 2 – Richmond to DC – 125 miles)

Saturday’s ride from Richmond to DC provided us with ideal weather – high 60’s to low 70’s, mostly clear with a couple cottony clouds breaking up the uniformity of the bright powder-blue sky.  After back-tracking on 250 West from Richmond, we picked up 522 North. The first 20 – 25 miles on 522 wound and… Continue reading The Trip that started it all….. (Part 2 – Richmond to DC – 125 miles)

Ride Back Roads · The Virginias

The Trip that started it all….. (Part 1 – Pittsburgh to Richmond – 375 miles)

A couple quick thoughts before I begin.  First, this map is close to our actual ride, but not exact.  I removed the destinations to protect the privacy of those we visited.  Second, this ride (and blog) was broken up over three days – Pittsburgh to Richmond, Richmond to DC, and DC back to Pittsburgh.  Third,… Continue reading The Trip that started it all….. (Part 1 – Pittsburgh to Richmond – 375 miles)

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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