Get your motor running, head out on the highway! This is a great year for a road trip. Yes, gas prices are high, but with the Euro far out pacing the US dollar, it’s a good bet lots of us will be looking to vacation right here in the USA this year. Here’s a terrific resource for finding a magical drive – America’s Byways.org. Produced by the National Transportation Administration under the the Federal Highway Administration, this website has all the information you’ll need plan your next road trip.
The site allows you to search scenic routes by state as well as by special interests. For instance, search by an activity such as Gourmet Roadtrips, Golfing, Fishing, Cultural Experiences. Perhaps you’ll want to wander down the Billy The Kid Trail or the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway. There are hundreds of scenic routes to choose from, all promising great adventure, neatly presented and described in detail.
You might want to read stories submitted by fellow travelers and read their candid reviews, or listen to a podcast. And if you’re still in need of further information, order their free maps and brochures. I can honestly say this is one project where our tax dollars have produced a wonderful resource. Give them a visit the next time you’re itching to go off exploring America.