We LOVE hitting the road for a weekend—or even better a full week of discovering off the beaten path a bit. Now I’m living the van life in my converted Sprinter Van, but long before that I was road tripping all over the US in my Subaru Outback. Here on this page, we share our favorite road trip blog posts with our best road trip tips, gear to keep you comfortable, and awesome itineraries to get you out the door and on the road.

Tips to Make the Best of Your Trip

Road Trips should be as much fun in the car as they are when you reach your destination. We’ve got some great posts for enjoying the long drives as well as some great posts for car camping.

Our Favorite Road Trips

While packing the car can feel like a bit of a chore, there’s nothing like pulling up to your lakeside campsite with nothing but time to explore. Here are our favorite road trip itineraries:

Jumping International

And just in case you want to hop the pond and go abroad, last year I spent three months on a solo road trip around New Zealand. Here’s some posts to start with:

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Plan an awesome road trip! Get our road trip and car camping guide featuring our favorite gear, itineraries, safety tips & all of our most popular blog posts.

Bearfoot Theory Top 10 Favorite Gear Items for Car Camping

Road trip and camping must-have gear are among some of our favorite gear items in our closet. We love how compact and versatile most car camping gear can be. Here are our favorites:

Recent Posts About Car Camping

You don't need much for a good road trip - just a car, a few road trip essentials, a stacked playlist, and a thirst for exploration. Yet, packing for a road trip can end up being one of the most stressful parts of your trip if you aren't organized. To help you hit the road, I've put together a checklist of my favorite road trip essentials - simple and useful gear that will help you maximize your time on the road. With this checklist, there's no need for a tricked out van or a daily game of Tetris, just the necessities for staying safe, saving money (on lodging and food), and having an incredible time. Road Trip Essentials: The Ultimate Packing Checklist (including Camping Gear)

Road Trip Essentials: The Ultimate Packing Checklist (including Camping Gear)

Packing Lists

Get my complete road trip essentials packing checklist for adventure travelers that includes all of the things to bring...
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Ditch your disposable items and learn how to reduce your waste while camping. Work towards reducing plastic use on your next car camping adventure. How to Reduce Waste on Car Camping Trips

How to Reduce Waste on Car Camping Trips

Car Camping

Ditch the disposables and learn how to reduce your waste and plastic use on your car camping trips.
Here’s what you need to know to plan a camping trip to Wolfe’s Neck State Farm and Oceanfront Campground near Freeport, Maine. Wolfe’s Neck Oceanfront Camping in Maine

Wolfe’s Neck Oceanfront Camping in Maine

Maine

Here’s what you need to know to plan a camping trip to Wolfe’s Neck State Farm and Oceanfront Campground...
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East Coast oceanfront camping, bike paths, wide open beaches, wild ponies and beautiful forests to explore are some of the highlights of Assateague Island. Our Assateague Island camping guide makes planning the perfect weekend getaway a cinch. East Coast Beach Camping: The Ultimate Guide to Camping on Assateague Island

East Coast Beach Camping: The Ultimate Guide to Camping on Assateague Island

United States

Explore Assateague Island's oceanfront camping, bike paths, wide open beaches, wild ponies and beautiful forests with our planning guide.
Get answers to the most common questions about following Leave No Trace when you pick a campsite, like camping near water, choosing durable surfaces & more. How to Pick a Campsite AND Leave No Trace

How to Pick a Campsite AND Leave No Trace

Stewardship & Leave No Trace

Learn how to choose a campsite that obeys regulations and follows Leave No Trace guidelines.
Learn how to be fire smart while camping whether you're cooking over the fire or making a fire for warmth read more to be prepared. Tips for a Safe Campfire that Leaves No Trace

Tips for a Safe Campfire that Leaves No Trace

Stewardship & Leave No Trace

Whether you're toasting s'mores or using a fire to stay warm, learn how to be fire smart and Leave...
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Explore the beautiful East Coast by car with these 5 adventurous East Coast road trips, from the mountains of Maine to the Florida coast. 5 East Coast Road Trips for Adventure Travelers

5 East Coast Road Trips for Adventure Travelers

Car Camping

Explore the beautiful East Coast by car with these 5 adventurous East Coast road trips, from the mountains of...
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It's easy to save money while you are on an epic road trip! We share all the best ways to pinch pennies on the road plus we share our favorite road trip itineraries, tips & tricks for having a blast. Here is your guide to planning and executing a cheap road trip. Cheap Road Trip Tips: How to Save Money on the Road

Cheap Road Trip Tips: How to Save Money on the Road

Travel Tips

It's easy to save money while you are on an epic road trip! We share all the best ways...
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Planning a camping trip in the Canadian Rockies? Get the details on the best Banff, Jasper & Yoho campgrounds with information on reservations, overflow camping, and the most convenient places to stay. The Ultimate Guide to Banff, Jasper & Yoho Campgrounds

The Ultimate Guide to Banff, Jasper & Yoho Campgrounds

Canada

Plan an amazing car camping trip in the Canadian Rockies with our new campground guide.
Visit 12 of the best Nevada road trip stops, from the top state parks to hot springs, ghost towns & trails where you'll find solitude and amazing landscapes The 12 Best Nevada Road Trip Stops

The 12 Best Nevada Road Trip Stops

Nevada

Visit 12 of the best Nevada road trip stops, from the top state parks to hot springs, ghost towns...
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Plan an epic trip to Utah's Mighty 5 with this 10-day Utah National Parks road trip itinerary w/ tips on the best hikes, activities, camping & more. 10-Day Utah National Parks Road Trip Itinerary

10-Day Utah National Parks Road Trip Itinerary

Car Camping

Explore Utah National Parks in this 10-day road trip itinerary w/ the best hikes, activities & camping in Zion,...
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Campervan Rental Companies for your US Road Trip

Campervan Rental Companies for your US Road Trip

Van Life Tips

Rent an adventuremobile from one of these camper van rental companies & choose from Sprinters, Vanagons, Ford Transits, Sportsmobiles...
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