Since cars could go the distance (and we had a radio to jam to, circa 1930), road trips have been an integral part of Americana. The Interstate Highway Act of 1956 took things a step further, connecting all major cities in the U.S. through a series of easy-to-drive, wide roads. Today, there are plenty of other (read: faster) ways to get from Point A to Point B, but the spirit of the road trip—of packing up the camper, stopping to see the world’s largest ball of twine, grabbing a snack at a rural gas station, and driving with the windows down—lives on today. Here, a nostalgic look at the road trip through the decades.
- July 19, 2018