Let the natural beauty of America’s most scenic drives inspire the travel bug within you and get you exploring the wide-open spaces and breathtaking vistas in our country.
Absorb the best America has to offer from the slow lane! This collection of scenic drives, broken out by region, features breathtaking road trips, both long and short. Highlighted by over 140 gorgeous photos, each trip also includes helpful info to help you plan your trip. Inspirational photos showcase why these well known drives are worth the drive. Many of the drives are described in the first person by people who have made the trip, taken the photos and visited the cool places along the way.
About the Author
Country's journey as a guide to America's natural beauty began in 1987. Since then, it has taken readers across the country through pages of gorgeous scenic photography and stories that create beautiful travel experience. Our audience loves to travel, explore nature and experience small town America. As a trusted source, we connect passionate travelers with unique destinations that reveal the best of our country.
Whether taking a cross country trip or planning a staycation, “Great American Road Trips” is the ultimate guide to scenic drives. Even if you are not planning a road trip anytime soon, it still contains exceptional pictures and information about each scenic drive. The first person descriptions make them more realistic. Highlight: each section ends with a quote and being from Texas and having lived near Fredericksburg, I am partial to the one after ‘Southwest,’ “Where flowers bloom, so does hope” by Lady Bird Johnson because it accompanies the picture of a field of bluebonnets near Fredericksburg. Seeing all these flowers along side the road every spring is awe-inspiring. All the pictures are colorful and they make each destination look more inviting. “Great American Road Trips” is an extremely helpful resource for anyone planning a scenic drive or two and might just inspire a bucket list altogether. — Sandra Cruz
"Great American Road Trips: Scenic Drives by Reader’s Digest, is a bible every road tripper should have."
"Great American Road Trips: Scenic Drives has astonishingly beautiful photography throughout. It’s the type of book you want to read over and over again and then dream about it later." — Revecca Olkowski
"Whether you want a leisurely drive along the coast, the best drives for Fall foliage, or a more adventurous drive along the highest road in America, Great American Road Trips is a must-have guide. In a world inundated with road trip guides, Scenic Drives stands out because of the personal touch they bring to each journey. The photos are stunning and the advice great, but the real beauty of this book shines in the form of people who not only drove the routes, but grew up in the vicinity of them." — Alek @9to5voyager.com
"With loads of gorgeous photos, Great American Road Trips: Scenic Drives, offers readers long and short road trips broken out by region: West, Southwest, Midwest, Southwest, and Northeast. For each trip, the authors provide helpful insider tips, must-see stops, nearby attractions, and photos that give you a glimpse of the scenery you will see along the way. If you are looking for travel inspiration for the Great American Road Trip, or a collection of photographs of American scenery, I would recommend this book as I think you will enjoy it." — The Roaming Historian
"The book's beautiful color photographs of the Palouse depict green, softly flowing hills that appear to be in motion—amazing to behold. Great American Road Trips: Scenic Drives is filled with bright color photos of similar wonders. It is partly a coffee-table book and partly a travel guide." — William Caverlee