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A Memorable Road Trip on Interstate 40

For as long as Laura Martone can remember, she’s been an ardent fan of road trips. While she appreciates the country’s lesser-known highways and byways, perhaps her most inspiring trip took place on Interstate 40. Here are some of her favorite attractions she encountered along the way.

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Hiking, Camping, and Backpacking in Big Bend National Park

Big Bend offers more than 200 miles of hiking trails ranging from short, easy nature walks and day hikes to primitive mountain trails for experienced hikers and overnight backpackers. There’s truly something for everyone here—families can take their time on moderate trails with printed interpretive brochures as a guide, while hard-core backpackers have the option of taking backcountry trails into the desolate wilderness for challenging treks at their own pace.

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Moon Guides Author Spotlight

Tim Hull (Moon Southwest Road Trip)

A resident of Arizona for then 40 years, Tim Hull has been road tripping around the American Southwest since he was old enough to drive legally. As a news reporter and freelance writer for the past 20 years, Hull has written about the history, politics, environment and culture of the Southwest for newspapers, magazines and websites.

His family’s roots in the region run deep, beginning in the 1870s when his maternal great, great grandfather opened a doctor’s office in Prescott, Arizona. Hull currently resides in Tucson, Arizona, and in his spare time he travels the world with his wife and writes fiction.

Tim is also the author of Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon and Moon Tucson.