6 Amazing Adventures to Remember and Recommend
Looking for ideas for your next road trip? Read what our AAA travel pros have to share. Their favorite road trips combine adventure with amazing memories made along the way. These are the road trips that they would personally recommend to a friend. Read on and get ready to be inspired.
“I Was Surprised How Much There Was to See.”
During some of the darkest days of the pandemic, AAA Washington’s Megan Conner left Bremerton in a rented car with her friend, intent on visiting some of the famed national parks in the Mountain West. They wound up in the canyonlands of Utah, Colorado and Arizona.
“I Want to See the Giant Ball of Twine!”
In 2019, AAA Washington’s Todd Nemish and his daughter set out in a Prius with a road guide and no fixed itinerary, heading for the Olympic Peninsula. Find out why this short trip became one his favorite road trips.
“It’s a Tangled Mess of Canyons, Valleys and Ravines.”
Ride into the vast and rugged land of the American Southwest with AAA Washington’s Nicole Chapman. Find out why it is best to take your time and the scenic route on a trip from Spokane to Palm Springs.
“A Road Trip is Very Intimate.”
Newly married Samantha Preciado and her husband didn’t have a lot of time or extra money when they set off in 2015 from their home in Everett. Read how their “mini-honeymoon” on the Olympic Peninsula turned out.
“This is One Place Where I Feel I Can Unwind.”
Take a road trip with AAA Washington’s Jeanine Ollivier Rollins from her home in Seattle to Humboldt County, California, to walk and “forest bathe” among the giant redwoods in northern California. Read why a calming walk among nature is one of her favorite ways to spend her vacation.
“I Did Get a Little Teary-Eyed”
Take a trip with AAA Member Travel Counselor Heather Walmsley from Bremerton, Washington, into the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota to Mount Rushmore. Her favorite road trip started with a hand-drawn map on a napkin.
–Written by Jake Uitti
–Top photo of Capitol Reef National Park by Paulista/AdobeStock