It’s not hard to know when you’ve arrived in Monticello, a small town in Southeastern Utah located 54 miles south of Moab. As you travel along U.S. Highway 191, you’ll find yourself surrounded by gorgeous red rock formations. Continue on this journey long enough, and you’ll also see an incredible 5,000 square foot home carved directly into a rock.
Under Lucky Stars recently released a new map to the stars. This guide is perfect for amateur astronomers who want to learn about the best places in the U.S. where they can take in the beauty of the stars. It also provides insight into the country’s best national parks based on their stargazing opportunities.
Are you looking to plan a fun trip to take your mind off things this year? If so, Pioneertown, California, is the perfect location. Hop in the car and head on down to the Pioneertown Motel!
Few places in America combine the best of all worlds without making much noise about it. Taos is the place to visit if you want a heady mixture of history, art, nature, and the best of Southern cuisine. For international and domestic American tourists who want to experience a synthetic culture come alive against a picturesque backdrop, there’s no better location than Taos. Once you go through the list of 10 must-do things in Taos, New Mexico, you will be raring to book your tickets and head to this gem of a Southern town.
Two Deep Ellum staples, Basic Taco and Yellow Rosa, have come together to meet all of the people of Dallas’ food and drink needs. Located on Commerce Street at the corner of Malcolm X Boulevard, you’ll find the adjoined taqueria and agave bar.
At the southern tip of the Llano Estacado mesa in West Texas sits a small state park that boasts an unusual attraction for its visitors: no two trips to the 4,000-acre Monahans Sandhills State Park are ever the same. With its endless, sprawling sand dunes, the park itself is a canvas waiting to be painted by the constant wind that whips across the landscape.
Hell, Michigan, that is. That’s right, nestled deep in the southern region of the “Great Lakes State,” in Livingston County, lies an unincorporated community called Hell. With no defined boundaries or population statistics, Hell (as it appears on maps) is difficult to take seriously as a place name. But don’t tell that to the locals, especially the self-proclaimed Mayor of Hell, John Colone, who keeps his town’s reputation alive by indulging visitors with terrifying tableaus and horror stories.
Road trip memories come from the stops you make along the way, more so than the destination itself. Every road trip planning begins with researching dozens of optional stops to take in as the adventure begins. From Chicago, Illinois, to Dallas, Texas, we’ve handled the planning. These are the best places to stop and visit.
Conway is best known as a historic riverfront town that was founded in 1734 as the “Village of Kingston.” The Waccamaw River made trade and commerce convenient by producing lumber and turpentine and hauling them down the river. This made Conway’s economy strong and prosperous for many years, long before any touristy-resort communities were developed.
The dusty drive from Dallas, Texas, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, will run you upwards of about 10 hours and 700 miles. However, luckily for you and your fellow road trippers, there is no shortage of fascinating hotspots to visit along the way. This wayward drive not only promises travelers a scenic tour through America’s exhilarating southwest but a lifetime of memories. Tip your hat and set off into the sunset with this trusty list of must-see spots.