Travel Tips 

Plan better, prepare better, adventure better.

Spontaneous and unplanned trips can sometimes be the most memorable. But usually, a little preparation leads to better travel experiences. We have tips on everything from what to pack and how to travel more responsibly to the best ways to keep entertained during long road trips.

Use the Options Below to Refine Your Search

tags
7 WondersAccessibilityAdventureAlaskaAmerican HistoryAmerican Road TripAmerican WestArches National ParkArizonaArts & CultureATV/Jeep toursBed and BreakfastBellinghamBig Bend National ParkBikingBirdingBisonBlack Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkBlack Hillsboat rideBoatingBreweriesBryce Canyon National ParkCabinsCaliforniaCampingCanyonlands National ParkCapitol Reef National ParkCarlsbad Caverns National ParkCasinosCideriesColoradoCowboy CountryCrater Lake National ParkDead Horse Point State ParkDenali National ParkDesertDog SleddingDude RanchDude ranchesEast CoastEvents & FestivalsFamily TravelFishingFlaming GorgeFly FishingGhost TownsGlacier National ParkGlacier PointGolfingGondola rideGoshute MountainsGrand CanyonGrand Canyon National ParkGrand Staircase Escalante National MonumentGrand Staircase Excalante National MonumentGrand Teton National ParkGreat Basin National ParkGreat Sand Dunes National ParkGuest RanchGuided toursHikingHistoryHistory andHistory and CultureHistory/Art/CultureHorseback RidingHot SpringsHot Springs National ParkHuachuca MountainsIdahoIsle Royale National ParkitineraryKayakingKayaking/CanoeKayaking/Canoeing/PaddlingKentuckyKidsKingmanLake PowellLake TahoeLaramieLassen Volcanic National ParkLava Hot SpringsLeave No TraceLive MusicLogan CountyLove On The RoadLove StoryMesa Verde National ParkMidwestMoabMontanaMonument Valley Tribal ParkMount Rainier National ParkMountain BikingMountain Man RendezvousMt ShastamuseumsMusic / ConcertsMusic FestivalNational ForestNational MonumentsNational ParksNative AmericanNative American CultureNevadaNew MexicoNorth Cascades National ParkNortheastNorthern CaliforniaNorthwestOff-RoadingOld WestOlympic National ParkOregonPacific Coast HighwayPacific NorthwestPaddleboardPaddlingPhotographyReddingRivertonRoad Triprock clibmingRock ClimbingRocky Mountain National ParkRocky MountainsRodeosRoute 66Saguaro National ParkSaloonSalt Lake CitySan Francisco PeaksSceneryScenic DriveScenic Flight/Helicopter TourSequoia National ParkShasta LakeShoppingSierra VistaSinks Canyon State ParkSkiingSmuggler's NotchSnowboardingSnowmobilingSnowshoeingSnowy RangeSouth DakotaSoutheastSouthwestspelunking/cavSpelunking/Cave ToursSpringStargazingState ParksSterlingSummerSustainable TravelTen SleepTexasTombstoneTrain RideUtahUtah National ParksUtah VacationVirtual ToursVirtual TravelWalking TourWashingtonWendoverWest CoastWest WendoverWest YellowstoneWestern HistoryWhale WatchingWhite Water RaftingWhitewater RaftingWild Horse SanctuaryWildflowersWildlifeWildlife WatchingWind River Hotel and CasinoWine TastingWine/Beer/Cider TastingWineriesWinterWomen's HistoryWyomingWyoming CasinosYellowstoneYellowstone National ParkYosemiteYosemite National ParkZion National ParkZiplining
Exploring Indigenous Hawaiian Heritage

Exploring Indigenous Hawaiian Heritage

When traveling to national parks and other sunset-soaked paradises on the Hawaiian islands, you are also visiting the ancestral lands of the Native Hawaiian people. We have created a guide to help you feel prepared exploring Native and Indigenous Hawaiian heritage during your next visit to Hawai’i. The Native Hawaiian communities are still very much tied to the land and waters of this area, and you can create a positive experience for both yourself and these communities by visiting with gratitude and respect – prepared to learn about the local cultures and histories.

Best Audiobooks for Road Trips

Best Audiobooks for Road Trips

Listen up! Road trips are a great time to catch up on some light reading, or in this case, listening! The best audiobooks for road trips are the ones that immerse you in the landscape and local culture of the region you’re traversing.

Outdoor Date Ideas

Outdoor Date Ideas

Dating can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be! During these outdoor date ideas, you can enjoy nature while getting to know each other better. From basic outings to action-packed adventures, there’s something on this list for every kind of couple.

Bear Country Safety

Bear Country Safety

I’ve seen wild bears a few times in my life. When I was a kid growing up in central Pennsylvania, bears would sometimes wander into town from the surrounding Appalachian mountains in search of food. Most recently, I stumbled upon one in someone’s front yard in Asheville, North Carolina. While bears are incredible creatures, encounters aren’t generally desirable. Bear safety is as much a human problem as a bear problem.

Places to Visit in Winter in the US

Places to Visit in Winter in the US

Whether you’re looking for a winter wonderland or a warm escape, these are best places to visit in winter in the US! Snow-capped mountains, cozy chalets and secluded beaches are all accessible year-round but especially enjoyable during the colder months. Wherever you’re headed, but sure to plan for the weather in your dream winter destination.

New River Gorge National Park: “Still Has That New Park Smell”

New River Gorge National Park: “Still Has That New Park Smell”

Not many national parks can say they offer a stroll along the belly of an 800-foot tall bridge as one of their main attractions, but New River Gorge National Park in West Virginia can. Whether you’re testing your wits with a clipped-in adventure on the catwalk of the New River Gorge Bridge or paddling the raging rapids of the New River below, you’re sure to have the adventure of a lifetime in New River Gorge National Park.

Wine Regions as Road Trips

Wine Regions as Road Trips

America’s wine regions double as both culinary adventures and unforgettable road trips! Travel from one to the other for an epic cross-country road trip or spend a long weekend getting to know a single area. Appreciate both America’s agricultural offerings and epic scenery during a wine region road trip.

12 of the Best National Monuments in the Western US

12 of the Best National Monuments in the Western US

The national monuments in the West help preserve Indigenous heritage, coastal ecosystems, the prehistoric past, and other sites of historical and cultural significance. From fossils and fjords to craters and cliff dwellings, you can see many beautiful places and learn incredible history at the national monuments in the western United States.

Fall Colors in Colorado: 11 Must-Visit Destinations

Fall Colors in Colorado: 11 Must-Visit Destinations

Autumn in Colorado is a truly magical time of year. The air is crisp, opportunities to enjoy a warm beverage are plentiful (pumpkin spice latte, anyone?) and the changing aspen leaves dancing in the treetops and swirling through the air are breathtaking. We’ve put together a list of our favorite spots to enjoy fall colors in Colorado for you – happy leaf peeping!

Marine Wildlife Watching: National Parks Edition

Marine Wildlife Watching: National Parks Edition

Marine wildlife watching is an underrate national park activity. The impressive mountain ranges get all the attention, but the rich coastal waters of America’s seashores and oceanic national parks are full of wildlife that can be safely and responsibly observed year-round.

Hidden Gems & Road Trip Tips

Subcribe to get road trip ideas & travel tips for your next great American adventure.

Find out the location of the hidden gem pictured below in our next newsletter!

Photo courtesy of @Ronakp967 via Instagram.

Agree

Thank you for signing up for the "Best Kept Road Trip Secrets" newsletter coming to your inbox soon!

Pin It on Pinterest