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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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:

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