Road trips have beginnings and ends, but it's what’s in between that counts.
America 's Great Road Trips: California, Hawaii, Alaska, Montana, Idaho & Wyoming and Washington
California: Head north to Boonville. Explore the fortress of Redwood trees in Humboldt State Park. From Mendecino County to the Calistoga Hot Springs, you'll work up a thirst for the wines of Napa Valley.
Hawaii: Watch a veteran lei maker in action. Step into the solitude of the Place of Refuge, built for ancient lawbreakers. Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to catch might explosions before your eyes.
Alaska: View giant glaciers up c lose while cruising the waters of Kenaji National Park. Stop off at the Crow Creek Mine to try panning for gold. River-raft at the base of Mt. McKinley. Explore the riches of Fairbanks, just 150 miles south of the Arctic Circle.
Montana: Begin your trip in Missoula's thriving art community. Visit a cattle ranch where the cowboy tradition is still very much alive. Partake in some of the c ountry's best fishing in Great Falls and enjoy the sights amid the tranquil beauty of Glacier National Park.
Idaho & Wyoming: Travel to Golden Spike, where the Central Pacific and Union Pacific meet. See Ketchum, where Hemingway lived, wrote and died. Taste the Idaho potatoes and then cross into Wyoming to experience Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
Washington: Begin at Seattle's Farmer Market, serving fresh food 365 days a year. Ferry to the San Juan Islands to join a whale-watching expedition. Explore the base of Mt. St. Helens, where the remains of the 1980 explosion have been preserved as a National Monument.