Best Road Trips

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From behind the wheel of the car, you will want to look at for national parks and historical markers. The United States is littered in national parks. The U.S. National Park system covers 84 million acres in every state except Delaware. These parks are made up of monuments, battlefields, military parks, historic sites, seashores and parkland.

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Best Road Trips

  1. 1. What To Expect On A U.S. Road Trip Posted by Suzy Guese on 10th, September 2012 What To Expect On A U.S. Road Trip The American road trip is almost a right of passage. If you are from the U.S., you have most likely traveled great distances, in search of the open road and perhaps a few quirky roadside attractions. The road trip is classic Americana. If you want to experience this quintessential way of travel in the United States but maybe you have never traveled by car in the country or you hail from another country, here are a few things you can expect to see on the open road. Quirky Roadside Attractions One element to the great American road trip that should not be forgotten are all of those quirky roadside attractions you can see along the way. From the world’s largest ball of twine to cars made to look like Stonehenge, there are plenty of off beat things to see on a U.S. road trip. One app that is particularly useful in this search of roadside attractions is the Roadside America website. It can tell you what sort of strange and “world’s largest” attractions are within your driving area. U.S. Road Trip | Best Road Trips London Travel Tips Fast Food and Straight From the Farm Stands For many travelers from outside the United States, the food scene on the American road trip can seem a bit strange at first glance. Fast food is not hard to come by along major highways. On smaller roads, sometimes you will catch stands selling local produce. This is usually a healthier option to all of the fast food. It also might be worth investing in a cooler for your road trip across the United States. That way you can purchase food at the grocery store rather than binging on unhealthy options in fast food chains. National Parks and Historical Markers From behind the wheel of the car, you will want to look at for national parks and historical markers. The United States is littered in national parks. The U.S. National Park system covers 84 million acres in every state except Delaware. These parks are made up of monuments, battlefields, military parks, historic sites, seashores and parkland. Also, along many roads, you might notice little brown signs indicating a historical marker. These are good spots to stop and soak up some U.S. history along the way.
  2. 2. Fun Road Trips | Best Road Trips Planning a Trip Other Tips and Tricks Hitchhiking for example is not too common in the United States. While you will see some hitchhikers, the U.S. differs from Europe in that it is less common to give people a lift. Another nuisance of the American road trip is the big-rig. Travelers from places like Europe are often shocked to find America’s highways covered in large semis. These tractor-trailers are supposed to keep to the right so that cars can pass on the left. While this is not always the case, drivers can seem overwhelmed if they don’t know how to sharing the road with these massive vehicles. Lastly, the United States is massive. You will hit stretches of open road where absolutely nothing surrounds. If you see signs warning that the next gas station is in 500 miles, you might want to fill up.

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