Road trips have beginnings and ends, but it's what’s in between that counts.
America 's Great Road Trips: Red Rock Rim, Northern New Mexico Natchez Trace, Blue Ridge, Vermont & Michigan
Red Rock Rim: See the storied western frontier. Stop off in Sedona and meet a cowboy poet. See the Grand Canyon riding atop a mule or high above from a helicopter. Discover Monument Valley, immortalized in movies and meet those responsible for its fame.
Northern New Mexico: Ski in Taos, the town that has captivated artists such as Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keeffe. Watch seasoned artisans spin their creations, then take an architectural tour of Santa Fe. Float high above Albuquerque while taking part in a hot air balloon rally.
Natchez Trace: Journey the historic trail from Nashville, Tennessee to Natchez, Mississippi. Stop at the Country Music Hall of Fame. See Elvis Presley's hometown. View antebellum plantations around Vicksburg, along the way hearing the legends that surround the Natchez Trace Trail.
Blue Ridge: Fox hunt in Moorland Park before taking in the breathtaking vistas of the Shenandoah Valley via Skyline Drive or the lush Appalachian Trail. Head to Roanoke's art scene, then relive a Civil War clash at New Market Battlefield.
Vermont: Begin with a visit to the Ben &Jerry's Factory and an apple cider mill. Visit the Shelburne Museum and it esoteric art collection. Detour to Stockbridge, Massachusetts where Norman Rockwell painted and be sure to stay the night in a charming country inn.
Michigan: Head north to see the Upper Peninsula. Charter a boat on Lake Superior and take in the panoramas of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Stop off for a quiet visit in Big Bay and meet the colorful locals, like the Benedictine monks who run a jam shop.