Thursday, July 6, 2017

So What is a Back Road, Anyway?

Have you ever wondered about the roads you drive on every day?  How they got the numbers you know them by?  How road signs got their shapes?  You're in the right place.  

What is a back road?  Informed travelers are able to navigate the back roads of America, preventing lost time on the road and more time enjoying their vacation!  This history of highway system and the numbers identifying our roads will prepare you for your next road trip.

Here's a brief history of the highway system we know today so you understand how it came to be and can easily find your way out on the open road.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Q & A: Back Roads Cross-Country Travel

Have you ever wanted to jump in the car and drive across the country?  Last year, we did just that, and we're here today to share answers to some of the questions people commonly ask us about this crazy trip.

Back Roads Cross Country Road Trip travel Loneliest Highway Nevada US 50

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Photo Tour of a Back Roads Cross-Country Road Trip

We refer to last year's once-in-a-lifetime 80-day back roads double coast-to-coast road trip to all 48 continental United States regularly on this blog, but we've never shared an overall account of it with you.  We're fixing that now and will share details from the trip over the next two weeks.  Today, we're taking you on a photo tour featuring highlights of scenes we encountered along the way.  Next week, we'll answer questions people commonly ask about going on such a trip and share our recommendations for others considering something similar.

48 No Interstate back roads cross country coast-to-coast road trip

Friday, April 14, 2017

US 1: Coastal Maine

Welcome to the fifth and final post of our US 1 series!  We're covering the roughly 300 mile stretch along the coast of Maine today.

Friday, April 7, 2017

US 1: New England (minus Maine)

US 1 is a long road, and this week we're focusing on the 300-ish mile stretch between New York City and Kittery, Maine.

back roads road trip: US Highway 1 through New England: New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine

Even though this is a pretty congested stretch of US 1, there is a lot to see along the way:  quaint New England towns, large metropolises (or is it metropoli? and is it redundant to call a metropolis large?), and miles of coastline after the road curves back toward the coast for the first time since Florida.