Planning a Road Trip

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Road Trips

Route 66 may no longer appear on most maps, but road tripping is as popular as ever. In this guide you’ll find all the resources you need to plan a trip that’s as smooth as a freshly paved highway. Get ideas, maps and even a list of the 50 greatest driving songs of all time.

Planning a Road Trip

Just because Jack Kerouac hit the road without a plan doesn’t mean you should. If you have aspirations beyond stargazing in a cornfield, use the sites below to select both your destination and your en route activities.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • These sites can help you brainstorm your own itinerary and learn about popular road trip routes. The best thing about road trip vacations is that any plan you read about can be easily customized to fit your needs (or whims).
  • If you’re looking to visit a specific destination or region and you can’t find it on any of the sites below, try doing a search for the town or area and include “road trip” or “activities” as part of your search term. You might find some useful information, or a great site like this one that talks about road tripping opportunities near Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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