Road Trips


Road Trips: Kentucky’s Dixie Highway

Natural wonders and whiskey heritage on a storied Kentucky highway



Beat the Heat: Great Cave Escapes

These five subterranean Southern destinations are worth a detour or daytrip for a summer adventure that’s cool in every sense of the word


A King-Size Elvis Presley Travel Guide

Whether you have a closet full of gold lamé jumpsuits or just can’t help belting out the lyrics to “Jailhouse Rock” in your car, you’ll find friends at any one of these Elvis happenings


Great Southern Road Trips: Coastal Cruising

The rubber meets the sand on these car-friendly Southern beaches

Food & Drink

Southern Road Trip: Tar Heel Eats

Turning back the clock to a time when the midday meal was king


A Southern Lit Road Trip

A reader’s pilgrimage from New Orleans to Nashville

Food & Drink

Gulf Coast Road Trip: Tallahassee to Mobile

A back-roads ramble in search of soul and seafood on the Gulf


Southern Road Trip: Memphis to Muscle Shoals

Southern music history comes alive on the path between Memphis and Muscle Shoals


Southern Road Trip: Bass Fishing in Florida

Casting for big bass in the Sunshine State

Food & Drink

Great Southern Road Trips

From juke joints and dive bars to oyster houses and soda fountains to fish camps and friendly bookstores, there’s something to discover around every bend on these five summer drives

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Dispatch From the Road: Bass Fishing in Florida

Join writer Dave Mezz as he travels in search of big bass in the Sunshine State

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Dispatch from the Road: Gulf Coast Drive

Ride shotgun with writer Mike Grudowski on a quest for fresh shrimp and oyster shacks

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Dispatch From the Road: Memphis to Mississippi

A road trip through the heart of Southern music


Great Southern Road Trips: Retro Motels

Cool your heels—and wheels—at these retro motels reimagined for twenty-first-century wayfarers

Road Trips

Great Southern Road Trips: Pit Stops

Fourteen weird and wonderful Southern pit stops

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Food & Drink

Dispatch From the Road: Lunching Across North Carolina

Tag along with writer Jed Portman on a road trip through the Tar Heel State in search of rib-sticking meals


Road Trip: High Country Highway

A father and daughter take on hills and navigate history in the Allegheny Mountains


Back-Road Trip: Outer Banks Scenic Byway

The historic roadway—it wasn’t paved until 1950—is flanked by lush tidal marshes and pristine sounds on one side and towering dunes, deserted beaches, and the wide-open Atlantic on the other


Back-Road Trip: Highway 98 (Tallahassee to Apalachicola)

Plug these detour-worthy destinations into your GPS

Pit Stops

Mississippi Roadhouse

A Delta institution gets some much-needed love