Some say the journey is much more fulfilling than the destination. And that is indeed true, especially if you take your time to go on epic road trips across the United States.
Road trips are one of the best ways to de-stress. Long drives in your car with friends while taking in the beauty of the roadside views, it's a travel experience unto itself.
So if you're planning to go on your first ever road trip and don't know where to start, here are some of the best routes to take in the States:
Anchorage to Valdez, Alaska. This 300-mile route features scenic views fit for a postcard with the vast mountain ranges as the backdrop. You will also get to drive past glaciers dating back to prehistoric times, and nearing Valdez you'll drive in the 25-mile drop from Thompson Pass (2,805 elevation) to sea level through the waterfalls of Keystone Canyon before entering into Prince William Sound.
The Overseas Highway (Route 1). For just a few hours, you'll have one of the best road trips in your lives when you take the road of the Overseas Highway. This is perfect for nature lovers as you'll get to see the beautiful ocean along with tall trees and impressive greenery. This driving route spans 113 miles, you can start at Miami and end your trip in Key West, Florida.
Mohawk Trail, Massachusetts. The best time to get the most of the beauty of the Mohawk Trail is to go here by fall. This two-lane highway connects Boston and the Berkshire countryside, and during your trip you'll feel like you're back in the 1920's with the vintage feel of this route.
The Loneliest Road (Route 50). Do not be fazed by the nickname of Route 50, as this road trip from Sacramento, California to Ocean City, Maryland will make you feel the opposite of lonely. You'll get to drive past the Sierra Nevada, Appalachian, Rocky Mountains and other beautiful sceneries that will fill you nature-starved soul; and if you're up for it, you can camp out the night in the Great Basin National Park, where you can gaze the beautiful view of the Milky Way.