5 Road Trip Blogs to Inspire Your Next Adventure
Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. This week’s roundup is featuring a few of our favorite road trip blogs that are giving us all the wanderlust this summer. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.
What’s not to like about a road trip?
Road trips are cost-effective, completely customizable, and help travelers avoid the airport. And as the travel industry continues its rebound, road trips are consistently one of travelers’ top choices this summer, according to recent press releases.
Once the weather starts to warm up, I’m ready to hit the road, so I’m in the market for fun road trip blogs.
These are a few of my favorites.
Co-founded by James Fisher and Tatiana Parent, Roadtrippers is a travel planning platform that’s also available as an app. It recently hit major milestones of 35 million trips and 24 billion miles planned through its app.
If you’re a planner and love making itineraries, this site is for you. Users can plan a road trip and the tool will estimate fuel costs (key at the moment) 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 Magazine section has user travel experiences and news to help you plan your ideal road trip.
Check out these posts:
- How to rent a campervan for your next road trip
- These groups are helping make the outdoors more inclusive
- A guide to visiting all three Meow Wolf locations in one road trip
Follow @Roadtrippers on Twitter.
Phew, how's THAT for a road trip?! 😅🤩
Elle Weir traveled solo for 3.5 months in a 2021 Mercedes Sprinter for her long-awaited college post-grad trip. She visited 21 of the 63 national parks along this route!
— Roadtrippers (@Roadtrippers) June 23, 2022
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 the Appalachian Trail.
The Road Trip USA site lets you browse the different routes for inspiration when planning a road trip. The 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:
- 5 Simple Ways to Be a Sustainable Road Tripper
- Mississippi Blues Trail Road Trip
- 6-Day Idaho Road Trip + Scenic Drives
Follow @moonguides on Instagram.
This blog is written by Jason, an avid road-tripper who travels the country and writes guides, itineraries and gear reviews for his readers. He’s passionate about road trips, photography and writing – which makes this an ideal blog for this roundup.
Jason hates driving on the interstate, so his guides and itineraries are perfect for anyone looking to take the scenic route even if it takes a bit longer to reach the destination. You’ll find plenty of road trip inspiration for the mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Southeast regions of the U.S.
Check out these recent posts:
- Plan Your Next Adventure at One of These West Coast National Parks
- 12 Road Trips in North Carolina for Miles of Epic Adventures
- 10 Best Coolers for Road Trips in 2022
Follow @RoadTripsCoffee on Twitter.
NEW POST | It was the "Death Knell of the Confederacy." Find out how you can explore the battlefields, museums, and hiking trails at @ChickamaugaNPS @visitchatt @TNVacation #travel #FindYourPark https://t.co/jN6adKBBUd
— Road Trips & Coffee | Jason (@RoadTripsCoffee) June 29, 2022
Blogger and traveler Mollie originally started this blog in 2015 to document her own adventures. Since then, the site’s Facebook following grew and she decided to rebrand in 2021 and expand the creator team.
“We aim to provide the inspiration, the knowledge and the tools for our readers (you) to get out there and live your dreams too,” the site explains. Filter content by destination, adventure type (road trips, van life, weekend getaways, etc.), or check out the “Get Inspired” section for bucket list ideas.
These posts caught my eye:
- Top tips for solo female van life
- A 10-day west Scotland road trip itinerary
- 10 top tips for responsible van life
Married couple Tara and Eric started this blog years ago to document hiking and campground destinations. It’s since grown into a full-blown travel resource with road trip itineraries, destination inspiration, hiking and camping, and more.
Maybe my favorite part of this blog is that it’s written for “regular people who love to explore America, get outdoors, and take the long way home.” It’s an approachable blog for anyone wanting to add a bit more adventure to their life without having to quit their job to live on the road full time, for example.
These posts have me ready to hit the road:
- 7 Reasons Why a Couples Road Trip will Improve Your Relationship
- Secluded National Forests Near Popular National Parks
- The Best Lake Vacations for Families in the USA
Follow @backroadramblrs on Twitter.
— Tara Schatz (@backroadramblrs) April 27, 2022
P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for our blog profiles? Our handy list of industries and subjects on PR Newswire for Journalists stays top of mind. If you’re a blogger or journalist looking for travel news, let us know. We can customize a newsfeed for you.
Rocky Parker is the Digital Content Lead at Cision PR Newswire. She works with journalists, bloggers, and content creators to create their targeted newsfeeds from PR Newswire for Journalists. Rocky has also counseled on content writing best practices. Check out her previous posts for Beyond Bylines. In her free time, Rocky can usually be found cooking, binge-watching a new show, or playing with her puppy, Hudson.