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An online-only guide to the road with fuel-smart, adventure-packed road trip itineraries.
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BEYOND THE MAP: New game plans trade drive time for playtime.

The modern road trip is in need of an overhaul. Gas prices and global warming are changing the way we drive, but not our desire to explore. Here are great routes and resources to get you started on your own epic—because the real action begins where the asphalt ends.

Map: Arizona + New Mexico Road Trips '07: Big Drives in New Directions
U.S. Coast to Coast >>

Costa Rica >>

The Southwest >>

South Africa >>
Photo: Route 89 Photo Gallery + Map: The Ballad of Route 89
From Canada to Mexico—past seven national parks and 1,700 miles (2,735 kilometers) of the promised land—on the West's most Western highway.
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Map: California Road Trip Energy-Smart Adventure Road Trips and Gear
California: The Green Miles >>
Utah: 4x4 Required >>
New York: Family Values >>
Carolina-Tennessee: Motorcycle Diaries >>
Photo: Chef Alton Brown Superchef Alton Brown's Pit Stops
The Food Network's Iron Chef America host
Alton Brown took his expertise to the interstate for his new show, Feasting on Asphalt.
Discover his tips on finding good eats off any exit >>
Photo: Gas signs Pump It Up: How to Find Cheaper Gas
These days there's no such thing as cheap fuel. Pack these tips on your next road trip and your fuel budget will go the extra mile, too. More >>
 Photo: Eric Mohl on the Denali Highway You Can't Miss It: Goof-Proof Navigation
The latest in GPS, photo sharing, staying on track, and the joys of getting lost.
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Photo: Karen Catchpole and Eric Mohl

Shotgun! How to be a Good Co-Pilot
The first mistake most people make when they settle into the passenger seat during a road trip is assuming it's nap time. Wrong—that's what the back seat is for. 
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More Wild Roads: Four-Day Road Trips
New Brunswick, Canada

North Carolina
Puerto Rico

Main photograph by Woods Wheatcroft

Inset photographs (from top) by The Food Network; Eric Mohl (3). Maps by Steve Stankieweicz.

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