OVER THE YEARS, DRIVE’S ROAD TRIPS HAVE CRISSCROSSED THE UNITED STATES – FROM FLORIDA TO ALASKA AND FROM CALIFORNIA TO MAINE. HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF WHERE YOU’VE BEEN WITH DRIVE.
ONE MEASURE OF OUR LIVES is to look at where we’ve been. Long-term involvement with Drive has taken many of us all around America. We’ve purposely chosen locations in the United States because that’s where Drive’s readers live. The purpose of exploring the different parts of the country has been to give you some ideas about where you can travel in your Subaru!
Some readers have journeyed with Drive on all of our Road Trips since we started them in the Fall 1997 issue. Others have jumped aboard along the way.
We’ve climbed mountains, explored cities, hiked forests, dug for shells and dinosaurs, and literally traveled to the ends of a couple of roads. Road Trips have taken us through heat and cold, water and ice, and into some of the most beautiful and interesting parts of the United States.
Even though some of the articles are related by their geographic boundaries, their subject matter is diverse. That shows how much each area has to offer a curious traveler. The brief overview of Road Trips articles that follows might spark your curiosity enough to prompt your own expeditions, wherever you live.
VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA
The Blue Ridge Mountains have been at the heart of more than one Road Trips article. Trish Riley gave us an art tour through North Carolina’s portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains (Fall 2001). She also hiked Sugar Mountain (Fall 2000). The story of environmentalist Hugh Morton and Grandfather Mountain was told by Randy Johnson (Spring 2004).
We’ve also traveled across the bridges of the Florida Keys to the end of the Overseas Highway, U.S. Route 1, with Laura Randall (Winter 2005).
MISSOURI TO OREGON
Not far from the Lewis and Clark trail is the site of another Road Trips, the Nebraska Sandhills. Mike Whye showed us the wonders of this part of Nebraska – where the land is anything but flat (Summer 2001)!
In Utah, we discovered dinosaur sites with Kathleen Landis, as we traveled along the southern and eastern borders of the state (Spring 2005).
A white-knuckle ride along Arizona’s Apache Trail was delivered by William I. Lengeman III (Fall 2005), and we visited intriguing and historic Santa Fe, New Mexico, with Lori Erickson (Winter 2004).
NEVADA AND CALIFORNIA
California provided travel on roads – not quarries. We drove up Mount Palomar and to Julian for apple pie in an Impreza WRX (Winter 2006). Farther north, we followed Charles Burroughs as he retraced his great-great-grandfather’s journey to the Middle Fork gold mines during the 1849 gold rush (Winter 1999). Bringing us up to present day, Lori Erickson described the beauty of Sonoma County (Winter 2003).
OTHER PLACES, OTHER TIMES
As you can see, Drive’s Road Trips section still has plenty of places to take readers in this country. Our travel file is full of suggestions, too, so we won’t run out of ideas for a long time.
Find selected Road Trips articles at www.drivesubaru.com. Click on “Road Trips” under “Departments.”
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