Driving Coast to Coast (to Coast): How to Take the Road Trip of a Lifetime

What’s in a Road Trip? 17 sun-drenched days, 17 starry-skied nights (with a few gnarly storms here and there)8,462 total miles driven (sorry, not sorry, Enterprise!)120+ hours of fun, laughs, audiobooks, music, and podcasts in the car (estimated)22 gas pumps (and lots of hand sanitizer)16 States (PA, OH, IN, IL, IA, NE, CO, UT, AZ,…

Road Trip Across America: Reflections from a Week of Vagabonding

Vagabonding

Last week, I wrote about my first 11 days on a cross country road trip that took me and my girlfriend from the Pocono Mountains in eastern Pennsylvania to the arid desert of northern Arizona. I also discussed the value of meaningful travel, the merits of a road trip, and why you should set aside…

Skip the Vacation. Take a Road Trip Instead

Vagabonding

Take a vacation, and you'll be bored after a week. Take a cross-country road trip, and you'll never want to come back. It's interesting, and even mesmerizing to look at the contours of the map, watch as the deep green forests of the east yield to tan mountains of the west and red rocks of…