Road Trips

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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

Food & Drink

Southern Highway Bites

Ten of our favorite local fast-food chains for those times you need a quick fix on the road

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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


Editors’ Picks: Southern Pit Stops for Thanksgiving Travel

When the Garden & Gun staff hits the highway, here are their favorite places to stop


Back-Road Trip: The Mississippi Delta’s Blues Highway

Take your time on this ride down U.S. Highway 61


Road Trip: High Country Highway

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

Food & Drink

Discover North Carolina Barbecue

Five lesser-known favorites in the Tar Heel State


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

Food & Drink

Barbecue Road Trip: The Smoke Road

A father-son search for pork and wisdom on Tennessee’s barbecue byways

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Food & Drink

Barbecue Road Trip

A look at western Tennessee’s forgotten barbecue trail


Must-See Southern Pit Stops

32 of our readers’ favorite places to pull over and grab a snack, fill the trunk, or just shake off the dust


Art of the Road Trip

Getting from here to there is one thing. 
What happens in between is the great unknown

The High & the Low

Road Rules

Why a great road trip is often all about the right pit stops