An estimated 32 million single American women traveled at least once during 2018, and if you’re one of these empowered women who’s looking for an adventurous vacation, then why not consider a great American road trip to push the boundaries of a travel challenge? America’s freeways and wildest routes along rugged lands are the elements that lead to the magic of travel. When your dream of an adventurous vacation is driving through mighty mountains and along raging rivers, here’s some inspiration to help you create the trip of a lifetime.
Before you set off
An integral aspect of heading off on a road trip is the excitement of mapping out your adventure. However, before you hit that playlist, consider whether you’ll hire, buy or use your own vehicle, if it can handle the road conditions you intend driving on. The last thing you want is to be stranded on the roadside because of a mechanical fault or lack of power, so investing in a four-wheel drive with a big enough engine will ensure the likelihood of a stress-free drive on the open road amongst the vast and varied landscapes.
Travel through Arizona
It may only be 114 miles, but El Camino del Diablo, otherwise known as the Devil’s Highway, also has a sinister reputation. Traversing through the Sonoran Desert and along the US-Mexico border is as exciting as any rugged and remote road trip could possibly be. You should be armed with spares for your truck, extra supplies for yourself, maps, and information pertaining to the rules of driving in this desert terrain. Once you’ve hit the dusty tracks, take in the views of the Tule Mountains, and experience the Pinta Sand dunes and the abandoned Fortuna Mine.
Travel through Death Valley
With a name like Death Valley, it’s a destination you might want to head to during the winter months when the temperatures are more manageable. Additionally, it’s an ideal road trip to take if you want to combine urban adventures in Las Vegas or Los Angeles with colorful canyon hiking and having fun in the sand dunes. The Death Valley National Park has amazing landscapes, with ancient lake beds, salt flats and spectacular night skies. Alternatively, get up early to watch the sunrise, gazing at Zabriskie Point.
Taking a road trip in any destination is a mode of traveling like no other, and even more thrilling than discovering a new destination is the journey to get there.