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Coast to Coast with a U-Haul in Tow

Moving across the country is  difficult enough. What makes it even harder is having to drag the weight of your entire life behind you. That’s what it felt like, at least, as I loaded up...

Slow and Steady: Cycling the Pan-American Highway

Johannes Preuß decided to make his first long-distance cycling tour a big one. Sure, he had gone on a few day-trips, shorter rides between his hometown of Meppen, Germany, and the university he attended...
A scuba diver near an underwater shipwreck.

4 Fascinating Underwater Archaeological Sites

Below the surface of our planet’s oceans, seas, and lakes, archaeologists look for clues about cultures that haven’t seen the light of day in years — and in many cases, in centuries or even...

The American West and Its Wild Places

“As we passed on, it seemed those scenes of visionary enchantment would never have an end.” Meriwether Lewis spoke this sentence in 1804 as he ventured deeper into what was then unknown wilderness. It was...

Meet Pando, the Trembling Giant

A giant lives in a forest of central Utah. It spreads itself before the banks of Fish Lake. When the wind blows through the valley, it quakes. It is ancient, older than any human...

Lilly and Me and a Cross-Country Road Trip

I always figured that the most daunting part of driving across the country by myself would be the boredom. Almost every American traveler has a spot on their bucket list reserved for making the...

A Photographer’s Journey to Capture the Wonder of America’s National Parks

When Rob Decker’s daughter got married five years ago, his life changed in more ways than one. Yes, his family was doubling in size, but what Rob hadn’t realized was that by agreeing to handle...
Switzerland in the fall (shoulder season).

10 Shoulder Season Destinations to Explore This Year

And just like that, peak season has come to an end. Around the world, travelers have returned home and resumed their everyday lives, keeping incredible memories and wanderlust-inducing photos as their souvenirs. We hope you...

Tips for Touring Tribal Lands in Arizona and New Mexico: A Q&A with Rick...

Arizona native Rick Quinn calls his new book, “RoadTrip America Arizona & New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips,” a “distillation of a lifetime of experience and almost half a million miles of travel by...