I was 9 years old when my family embarked on our first road trip. It was epic. Thirty-three days, 19 states, 8,564 miles—and more national monuments and parks than I can remember. If there was a theme to that road trip, it was surely natural wonders. Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Monument Valley, Pike’s Peak, Craters of the Moon, the redwood forest—we saw it all and much more.
If you’re ready for your own road trip, we’ve done the planning for you. Whether you yearn to discover Washington’s natural wonders or want to build a trip around a passion—like small-town bookstores or vintage finds—these six itineraries will help you find your way.