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10 Photos to Inspire You to Take a Road Trip Right Now

Road leading towards a mountain at Mojave Desert National Preserve
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Road trips, to me, are the ultimate way to travel. You get to see every inch of the country in between point A and point B, and stop at points along the way you never would have been able to if you had flown. Oftentimes, a road trip isn’t as much about the destination as it is about the journey, and there is something seriously poetic and beautiful about that.
My recent road trip down part of the Pacific Coast Highway and up Route 66 was absolutely amazing. We saw the landscape change from beautiful ocean views, to sprawling deserts, to the great plains of the American midwest. Oh, and we visited the Grand Canyon. That was pretty life changing.
So here are 10 photos that will hopefully inspire you to get in your car and take a road trip.
We were totally blown away by the amount of life in the desert.
Galaxy Diner Flagstaff Arizona
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Galaxy Diner – Flagstaff, Arizona
Sandia Crest Albuquerque New Mexico
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Sandia Crest – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Cadillac Ranch Amarillo Texas
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Cadillac Ranch – Amarillo, Texas
Quirky roadside attractions? Check.
National and state parks are perfect places to stretch your legs and see the beauty of the country.
Bacon Mac & Cheese Hot Dog
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Bacon Mac & Cheese Hot Dog

Diner food is essential whenever you’re on a road trip.

 

Mountain on the side of the road
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A mountain on the side of the road
POPS Arcadia Oklahoma
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POPS Arcadia, Oklahoma

If you ever find yourself in Arcadia, Oklahoma, you should be sure to stop by the Pops 66 Soda Ranch to load up on 500 different soda flavors.

 

500 Different Soda Flavors POPS Arcadia
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500 Different Soda Flavors
The Grand Canyon is an unmissable stop on any road trip through the American Southwest. Be sure to stop by the Desert View Watchtower for great views of the Colorado River.
So what are you waiting for? Jump into your car and get driving!

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Taking road trips is awesome. Here are 10 Photos that will inspire you to take a road trip right now.
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Road leading towards a mountain at Mojave Desert National Preserve
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MY FAVORITE TRAVEL TIPS & RESOURCES

Booking Flights: The first place I turn when I’m searching for flights is actually just Google Flights - it’s great to figure out what sort of routes are available. Then, I check Skyscanner and Kiwi for deals. I also love Kiwi for its destination: anywhere feature!

Transportation: I love Omio for figuring out the cheapest way to get from one place to another, and Trainline for booking train tickets within Europe.

Accommodations: I absolutely love Booking.com for finding great hotel deals. After you stay a certain number of nights, you get Genius discounts! For hostels, Hostelworld is my go-to, and I use Airbnb occasionally as well (click here for $40 off your first booking!)

Travel Insurance: I knew that I shouldn’t travel without insurance for the longest time, but I really learned my lesson when I got an infected cut in Bali. Thank goodness I had travel insurance! I use and love World Nomads for their extremely comprehensive coverage.

Travel Insurance: I knew that I shouldn’t travel without insurance for the longest time, but I really learned my lesson when I got an infected cut in Bali. Thank goodness I had travel insurance! I use and love World Nomads for their extremely comprehensive coverage.

Tours: I always check Urban Adventures for great day tours of cities first–I’m obsessed with them! GetYourGuide and Viator are also great options. For multi-day tours, I highly recommend Intrepid.

Camera Gear: I use a Sony Alpha A6300 camera with an 18-105 mm lens and a 35 mm lens. My tripod is the MeFoto Backpacker Air and I loooooove it! I also use a DJI Mavic Air and a GoPro and which allow me to capture everything my regular camera can’t.

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