6 road trips that will help make 2018 your best year ever

No timetables or schedules. No bad airplane food or baggage weight limits. And the world at your fingertips. You can literally do whatever you want during road trips.

What more can you ask for? So now that you’ve decided to go, what road trips offer the best scenic views? We’ve got you covered:

5. Blue Ridge Parkway

A lesser known but equally beautiful road trip is along the Blue Ridge Parkway. It runs from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, through North Carolina, to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. Fall is the best time to go because all of the amazing foliage, but be aware that the roads are more crowded during this time of year for this very reason. Depending on if you drive the entire parkway and how often you stop for pictures, you may need three to six days to take it all in. Whether you drive the entire route or just a portion, it’s one of the most underrated American road trips. (Cascades in Hogcamp Branch, Shenandoah National Park | Photo via Bram, Fotolia)