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Get Inspired With Our Most Recent Road Trip Articles

Whether you’re looking for a long stretch of blacktop to cruise at whim or lots of scheduled stops for great eats and interesting sights, Moon has your road trip covered. Here are our four most recent articles to get you started, or dig deeper and browse the latest Moon travel articles for all articles on Road Tripping.

The courthouse in Bandera, Texas. Photo © Davidlohr Bueso, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Take a Four-Day Texas Hill Country Road Trip

A road trip in the Hill Country is an adventure into both beautiful parks with natural wonders and tiny towns that meticulously preserve remnants of Americana and the Wild West. Get ready to do some serious wine-tasting, antiques hunting, horseback riding, and hiking.

Signpost with an illustration of a banjo marking the Crooked Road or Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.

Driving The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail

The Crooked Road, while not not an official byway in the manner of the Blue Ridge Parkway or Skyline Drive, connects nine major music venues and 60 or so affiliated venues and festivals, crossing 19 counties, four cities, 50 towns, and one state line. There you’ll find the stories of the people whose musical talent created bluegrass and country music.

The Clingman's Dome lookout tower at dusk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip: 5-Day Knoxville Loop

With just five days, you can explore Knoxville, traipse into Dollywood, log some quality trail time, explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park, catch an amazing firefly display, ride a steam train…and drive a short, but beautiful, section of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Motorcycles along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Brian Patterson/dreamstime.

Driving Tips for the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive

If you plan on driving Blue Ridge Parkway or Skyline Drive, the trip is made a lot easier—and simpler!—if you know ahead of time about the mile-marker system, when and where you can fuel up, speed limits, and how to effectively pull-off a one-way trip in either your own vehicle or a rental.