Happy National Road Trip Day: Here’s where the Roadtrippers team has traveled

It's officially road trip season and we’re sharing our upcoming trips to inspire and help you plan your own epic adventure

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Memorial Day weekend is the official start of road trip season, and, hard as it is to believe, it’ll be here before we know it. In honor of National Road Trip Day on May 24th — we’re sharing a variety of interesting places the Roadtrippers team has been. 

There’s something endlessly romantic about summer road trips. You’re hitting the highway, putting on some tunes, rolling the windows down, and soaking in that warm breeze—perhaps setting up camp for the night in a scenic spot and cooking dinner over a campfire. 

If you don’t have a trip on the calendar yet, it’s not too late to start planning. You can also use Autopilot™, our very own AI trip planner, to map out your ideal trip in just a few clicks.

Mackinac Island, Michigan. | Photo: Nick Kelly

Nick Kelly, Senior Product Manager

My wife, 6-month-old baby, and I are driving up to Glen Arbor, Michigan, to spend two nights near Sleeping Bear. Then we’re driving to Mackinaw City and taking a ferry to Mackinac Island for two more nights. A short trip, but we’re looking forward to it. We took a great trip to Michigan last year, but we stayed further south on the Lake Michigan side. We loved it, so this time we’re driving straight to northern Michigan as a warm-up trip for us to learn how to roadtrip with our baby before we drive to Florida in the fall.

In June, my family and I are planning on driving deep into the Great Smoky Mountains. My partner and I traveled down there three years ago, but at the time we were only able to explore a small part of the mountains. We are looking forward to hiking in the park while my child will most likely be ecstatic to visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Grand Teton National Park. | Photo: Shutterstock

Josh Knepfle, Senior Vice President of Engineering

This summer, my family of six will travel from Jackson, Wyoming, to Great Falls, Montana. We’ll start at the Grand Tetons, where we’ll do a float trip of the Snake River and some hiking. Next, we’ll head to Yellowstone National Park and stay at the Old Faithful Inn for two nights. My wife and kids have never seen a geyser, moose, or bison, so I’m excited to share that experience with them. Next, we’ll drive through Montana and stay in Glacier National Park. We’re hoping to travel the Going-to-the-Sun Road if the snow has been cleared. Bonus: My son is in the fifth grade, and this year, all fifth-graders and their families get into national parks for free.

An electric vehicle charging station. | Photo: Sanna Boman

Steven Hileman, VP of Marketing

I’ll be driving my family of four from Ohio to south Florida, a total round-trip duration of about two weeks. This will be the first time we’re making this 1,200-mile trip with an electric vehicle, and we are just starting to plan how we mix charging stops with entertainment to take advantage of the “fueling” time.