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The Best Road Trips in the United States

by Team Fathom

The Best Road Trips in the United States

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Whether you've got a pink Cadillac, a little deuce coupe, or a Chrysler that's as big as a whale — it's time to get out of town. With the help of friends and admired travelers, we compiled the list of our favorite road trips throughout the U.S.A.


CHOOSE YOUR DIRECTION


THE NORTHEAST

Forest retreats, refurbished motels, crab shacks, Cadillacs, and scenic routes from Maine to Maryland.

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THE SOUTH

The Great Smokies, banjos, nature preserves, and America's Beer City, all just a quick drive away.

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THE MIDWEST

Highway happenings, swimming holes, barbecue joints, and camp songs from Michigan to Wisconsin.

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THE WEST

Desert winds, ocean breezes, opportunistic wildlife, and off-the-grid contemplation.

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BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE

The route is just the beginning. You have to have the right snacks, the right tunes, and the right company. (To say nothing for the right attitude.) We're not messing around when it comes to the art of the road trip, and neither are you.

THE RULES OF THE ROAD TRIP

Road trips can be gorgeous and tons of fun, but tensions run high when you're trapped in the car. Even — or especially — with your loved ones. For hours on end. Before you hit the open road, consult these clever tips.



HOW TO MAKE A MIXTAPE FOR THE ROAD

A music lover breaks down the art of mix taping. And creates a soundtrack for Fathom.




HEALTHY SNACKS FOR THE ROAD

We round up our favorite healthy snacks for the road. Add them to your packing list.



TIPS FOR ROAD-TRIPPING WITH TODDLERS

A well-traveled mom knows how to keep the kid happy (and herself sane) while in the driver's seat.



MORE ROAD TRIPS

See the rest of our favorite road trip itineraries.

 

YOUR TURN

Just where do you think you're going? Drop us a line (and share a photo from the front seat) on our Facebook page. (And don't forget to like us while you're at it!)

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