Road Trips


Readers’ Choice: Favorite Scenic Southern Roadways

G&G readers share the picturesque paths they take over the river and through the woods, and maybe even to grandmother’s house


John Brandon’s Florida Odyssey

A stranger-than-fiction road trip with the novelist and Sunshine State native John Brandon amid the swamps, springs, cemeteries, sinkholes, alligators, manatees, and real-life characters that inspired his epic Ivory Shoals


Ten Great Texas Road Trip Ideas

The best pit stops and routes, according to a man who knows the Lone Star State like the back of his hand


A Road Trip Fueled by Waffle House—Literally

Two Florida high school seniors drive all the way to Canada on nothing but hash brown grease and a prayer


Savor the Last Days of Summer in These Southern Springs

Five refreshing oases to put on your bucket list


A Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway

Plan the perfect joyride along this storied Southern highway


A Florida Foodie Road Trip

Take a drive down the Gulf Coast for an unforgettable, seafood-filled adventure


Nine Southern Fall Escapes

Autumn adventures for foodies, thrill seekers, outdoors lovers, and more

Back-Road Trip

Ride Route 11 through Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

From beautiful mountain vistas to farm-driven cuisine, make the most of one of the South’s most scenic drives


G&G’s Summer Road Trip Playlist

Roll down the windows, crank up the tunes, and hit the highway

Road Trip

Exploring Florida’s Overseas Highway (U.S. 1)

Head south—way south—for an unforgettable drive


Road Trips: Kentucky’s Dixie Highway

Natural wonders and whiskey heritage on a storied Kentucky highway



Beat the Heat: Great Cave Escapes

Five subterranean Southern destinations worth a detour


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