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What’s not to like about a road trip?
Road trips are cost-effective, completely customizable, and help travelers avoid the airport.
I’m thinking of planning a New England road trip, so I’m in the market for fun road trip blogs.
These are four of my favorites.
Co-founded by James Fisher and Tatiana Parent, Roadtrippers is a free travel planning platform that’s also available as an app.
Users can plan a road trip and the tool will estimate fuel costs and provide suggestions for fun stops along the way.
The site has a great selection of trip guides, covering topics like the best kid-friendly campgrounds and how to explore major cities in 48 hours.
The Chronicles section posts travel experiences and news to help you plan your ideal road trip.
Check out these posts: Getting weird with Dark Tourist, and how to DIY your own macabre adventure, This badass couple spent a year road tripping across America… without telling their bosses, and Coast to Coast Road Trip: The Best of Everything Along I-10.
Follow @Roadtrippers on Twitter.
This blog is managed by Nina Thomas, originally from Columbus, Ohio, who has been traveling the world for the past decade.
Thomas has traveled to South America and Europe and has seen a good portion of the U.S., particularly California, the Southwest, and Midwest.
The blog has a great selection of travel guides, which include Thomas’s road trip experiences and tips. The planning and packing tips are especially useful.
Follow @travelwithnina on Twitter.
Jamie Jensen wrote Road Trip USA, published by Moon Travel Guides, which includes incredibly detailed information for 11 classic American road trips.
The trips include the Pacific Coast Highway, historic Route 66, and Appalachian Trail.
The Road Trip USA site lets you browse the different routes for inspiration when planning a road trip. The blog posts help you find fun roadside attractions, Americana, and photo ops along the way.
Here are a few of the posts that caught my eye: Fall Foliage Driving Tours: The Best October Road Trip, Paul Bunyan Statues, and Butch Cassidy and the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang.
Follow @MoonGuides on Twitter.
The Vacation Gals are Beth Blair, Jennifer Miner, and Kara Williams. The three women are spread across the country to give an accurate picture of family-friendly travel options in their local areas.
The Gals “tend to write about our own family vacations, road trips, romantic escapes and girlfriend getaways — the destinations, cities, resorts and hotels that we’ve experienced firsthand.”
While the Road Trips section itself is relatively short, other topics like Outdoor Adventures and Romantic Getaways will give you plenty of inspiration for stops along the road.
Follow @thevacationgals on Facebook.
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Author Rocky Parker works in Audience Relations at PR Newswire. When she’s not working, Rocky can be found testing new recipes, binge watching a new Netflix series, or taking her pitbull puppy Hudson out around town.