As my road trip around the US plunges into its final stretch, I wanted to pay tribute to the unsung hero of the journey… the great open road. One of the biggest ‘wow’ moments I had on my journey from Seattle to Boston was when our car crested a hill along I-90 and I suddenly understood why Montana was called Big Sky Country.
On the Utah leg of the trip, Highway 24 proved so spectacular I couldn’t limit myself to just one photo of this wondrous and at times unnerving road.
In Ireland, you can’t beat a long drive along the winding road that leads across the bleakly beautiful Featherbeds.
Last but not least, a small road winding through Ciudad Vieja, on the way to climbing Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala. A parade passed along the road in front of us and when the road opened up again, it was strewn with petals and cut grass.
Can I entice you to have one for the road? If you would like to join in the travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Roads
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
- Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.
Looking forward to seeing you get the show on the road.
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Roads really scar the mountains here in Austria, but in winter they mysteriously disappear! http://annarashbrook.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/travel-theme-roads/
Wow, that was quick, Anna, I love the changing season shots 🙂
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This is an interesting one, Ailsa! Thank you for the beautiful collection – I was inspired.
Here is my entry: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/travel-theme-roads/
Gorgeous, Ese, what a lovely series, I love the snow and the poppies and those crazy Italian roads!
I’ll be in for this one Ailsa. Great shots but I particularly liked the 3rd one.
Looking forward to your post, Lynne. That third shot I find kind of magical, those blazing red rocks and the mystical blue mountains in the background. It was such a stunning road to travel along.
My ‘roads’ Ailsa – http://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/digital-art-5/
Ooh, very cool, Lynne, the one with the church and all the power lines is really striking. 🙂
Wow! Gorgeous photos Ailsa! Love the first one. It left me speechless 😉
There is nothing better than a road trip!
Some say life is a highway…
Let me look up if I have some images and I`ll share them with you!
Karla xo 😉
Thanks Karla, and you’re so right, life is one big highway, isn’t it great? 🙂
I have great memories of a long road trip with my sister that took us through Montana on I90 and another through Utah on Hwy 24. We spent a few weeks driving a slow, scenic route from Seattle to Santa Fe and home again. The horizons and changing landscapes are truly amazing, thanks for the pictures today!
Here is my entry from San Juan Island. 🙂 http://nwframeofmind.com/2013/03/01/travel-theme-roads/
Gorgeous shots, NW Frame, that last one is stunning, what a vista. The San Juans are amazing. xxx
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Just a little different to yours, Ailsa. Wish I could follow your footsteps.
Love it, Mrs C – especially the Barcelona one. Keep following your own footsteps, and perhaps one day our paths will cross 🙂
To avoid becoming lost this morning down the long winding roads; I took a shortcut:
Oh how lovely, that snowy one is just so beautiful, EhkStream. Nice shortcut! xxx
As usual, your shots are simply brilliant! I’ve driven in Utah and your photo brough back some of the splendour of our trip. Will be rifling through my albums this weekend to find my “Road” pics.
Thanks Dee, glad my shots brought back some of those memories for you, Utah is impossibly beautiful, I wasn’t prepared for how overwhelming it was. xxx
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Love the first and second pictures! Here’s mine 🙂 http://momentsinyourlife.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/travel-theme-roads/
Wow, what a beautiful place, Angie, and what an adventure you had getting there! 🙂
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Whoa, how nice of that sandstone formation to move over to the side of the road for your camera!
I could not find any actual roads in my photos, so I had to take a different. . . route (sorry).
Yes, I thought it was very considerate of that sandstone 🙂 Love your thinking outside the box interpretation, and I promise, I won’t ask about that one block in Amsterdam!
Lovely road photos, Ailsa. Thanks for the new theme. I was just about to do the bridges one. I’m way behind. 🙂
I’m still trying to get through everyone’s bridge entries, ad, so you’ve still got time!
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Some scenic views in your photos of wide open spaces. My post on roads: http://canoecommunications.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/travel-theme-roads/
Love it, my fellow shunpiker. 😉 That b/w New Orleans shot is wonderful. xxx
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Cool pictures! Have a look at mine and follow my new blog! http://ingriddendievel.blogspot.be/2013/03/travel-theme-roads.html
Gorgeous shot of the Dolomites, Ingrid. I didn’t know you’d moved over to Blogger. When did that happen?
About 2 or 3 weeks ago. I will gradually move my travel blog or part of it there too.
I’m thinking about relocating too, there has been a lot of quirkiness with WP recently. Why did you decide to move?
Reblogged this on Javmode.
Thanks for the reblog, warero. xxx
I may be on the ‘road to nowhere’ with this one!! Reminders of road songs?? 😉
And mowing the lawn, if I remember correctly 😉
Indeed… you do!!
I’m trying my best to find my best ‘horse walk’ pics for you… 😛
Awesome shots! 😀
Thanks valentina. xxx
Inspiring theme again Ailsa, and adorable pictures, I especially favor your third one.
To start, here ‘s already an oldie I adpated for the occasion. Next week I’ll drop by for a more recent entry.
Have a nice weekend all of you!
Beautiful, Dauw, and I love that quote too!
These are gorgeous! I especially like the road in Ireland. I’m traveling this weekend so I’ll be on the lookout for an entry.
Happy travels, Andrea!
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As always, your theme is great fun. Thanks! http://beyondpaisley.net/2013/03/01/travel-theme-roads/
Ooh, love that that string of lights on the patio, your ‘swoon’ made me laugh! 🙂
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Another good theme, thanks Ailsa. It’s Route 66 for me: http://travelwithintent.com/2013/03/01/travel-theme-roads-get-your-kicks-on-route-66/
So cool, Debbie, Route 66 has got to be one of the most iconic roads in the history of the US. xxx
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Awesome theme and stunning shots Ailsa! I especially like the first photo. I’ve chosen to focus on California’s Big Sur for this week’s theme: http://travelbugdownunder.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/travel-theme-roads/
Wow, that top shot is insane, oh how I wish we’d driven along Big Sur on our road trip. It looks amazing.
Thanks for another great theme. All your photos look great but the first one is stunning!
Love your Roman road in Portugal, I sometimes forget just how far the Roman Empire stretched in its day.
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Wonderful photos, Ailsa. Wonder challenge!
Oh Pat, I love your post. Those shots of Kyrgyzstan are giving me such wanderlust, I want to be sitting in the back of your car now as you cross that mountain pass!
Your photos are wonderful as always!!! Great topic.
Here is my take on your challenge!! ENJOY!
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Another great theme with wonderful photos. Here is mine: http://wp.me/p23TG1-2hx
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
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Roads can be rough and almost breaking both my hands wile searching for the Plain of Jars in Phonsavan, Laos gave me a new appreciation for pavement.
great shots 🙂 i’ll try to look for some road photos 🙂
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a few road photos 🙂 http://theeclecticeccentricshopaholic.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/travel-theme-roads/
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Here I am with my favourite roads: http://forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/travel-theme-roads/
Some road photos from outside the urban jungle… http://mannalexandra.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/travel-theme-roads/
Here’s my roads welll travelled