Crescent City, CA

Hwy 101 Crescent City, CA The entire beach town of Crescent City, CA makes for a breathtakingly beautiful pit stop any time of year! A great place to start is Enderts Beach in Redwoods National Park. Says reviewer Angie McCoy, "It's a great … [Read more...]

Riverbanks’ ‘Boo at the Zoo’

500 Wildlife Parkway Columbia, SC Ready for a scare? (Or more likely, lots of laughs?) If you're in the Columbia area of South Carolina, you won't want to miss Riverbanks Zoo and Garden's Boo at the Zoo. Always a great pitstop for families, … [Read more...]

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm

40 W. Higgins Road South Barrington, IL In South Barrington, Illinois, you'll want to spend a fall Saturday or Sunday at Goebbert's Pumpkin Farm. Their fall festival, running from September 26th through October 31st, includes a haunted house and … [Read more...]

Red Top Mountain State Park

50 Lodge Road SE Cartersville, GA Autumn is officially upon us here in the northern hemisphere, and I'm very excited to kick off a new series of pit stops centered around fall festivals and events with Red Top Mountain State Park's Fall at the … [Read more...]

Olympic Game Farm

1423 Ward Road Sequim, WA The Olympic Game Farm is a great place to get face-to-face with a wide range of exotic animals…while never leaving the greater Seattle area! From the official website: “A family run business, Olympic Game Farm is … [Read more...]

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom tips

1001 Fairgrounds Dr. Vallejo, CA Six Flags Discovery Kingdom may seem more like a destination than a pitstop, but given its location off I-80 and near the I-5 corridor between LA and Sacramento, it serves as a great overnight break from … [Read more...]

Native Americans of the Southeast

Guest Review by Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. Multiple sites along I-75 through GA Driving I-75 between Atlanta and Chattanooga can become a fun-filled history lesson on Native Americans of the … [Read more...]

Tuba City Dinosaur Tracks visit

Hwy 160 Moenkopi, AZ At the Tuba City Dinosaur Tracks, located remotely in the Arizona desert, it's possible to view fossilized dinosaur tracks. Before stopping there recently on a long road trip, I had read mixed reviews (both concerning the … [Read more...]

Reed Bingham State Park

542 Reed Bingham Road Adel , GA Not quite ready to let go of summer? Reed Bingham State Park “is about three and a half hours from Atlanta…if camping isn't your thing, it's also a good place to just get off the road for a bit to stretch your … [Read more...]

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

3540 Thomasville Rd Tallahassee, FL Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is a wonderful place to get out and stretch your legs during a long trip. During blooming season, flowers paint the walk with beautiful colors and during the off season you … [Read more...]