Travel theme: Roads

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.

us usa america road trip montana 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.

utah highway 24 road trip us usa america

highway 24 utah road trip us usa america

In Ireland, you can’t beat a long drive along the winding road that leads across the bleakly beautiful  Featherbeds.

ireland dublin wicklow featherbeds travel bogs

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.

petal road guatemala travel

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
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Looking forward to seeing you get the show on the road.



About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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282 Responses to Travel theme: Roads

  1. samokan says:

    beautiful shots. Just some random road shot I took over the years here in Japan

  2. Indira says:

    Hi Alisa, your theme was very well timed for me as i recently came back from a road trip, here is my link-
    I found your photographs very beautiful and interesting. You seem to be such a good photographer. Loved your pot.

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  4. livvy30 says:

    I can’t wait to get driving on some big roads this summer. I’ll make sure to take plenty of shots then! Here’s mine for this week.

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  7. ledrakenoir says:

    Excellent captured road shots, Ailsa… 🙂

    Now we are on the road again… “lol”

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  13. Great theme – we all love roads…Thank you for all wonderful summer roads…Here’s my cold entry!

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  15. thephotoseye says:

    Great shots as always! This theme brought this group of photos to mind – a road trip via motorcycle in Southern Italy. As I sat on the back of the bike – moving along – with camera in hand!

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  18. ilargia64 says:

    Hi Ailsa!
    Lovely challenge!
    Here is my contribution:
    Hugs from Spain!

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  21. says:

    Wonderful roads and travel!

  22. terrytrekker says:

    What great pics! I hope you had fun on your road trips! Lots of things to see!

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  26. That first photo is stunning, Ailsa! I can imagine it blew your mind away. And thank you for another nice challenge.
    Here’s my contribution:

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  28. Ailsa – Great job of “paving the way” with this week’s travel theme. You did a masterful job of documenting the pavement underneath your ride during your coast-2-coast adventure. Here’s my take on the theme: A Bush Taxi across Guinea –

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks Tom, it’s been almost as much fun writing about the trip as taking the trip in the first place 🙂 It’s like two adventures for the price of one!

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  30. Hi Ailsa! Here’s my entry for this week’s challenge. Thank you! 🙂

  31. Mariane says:

    Fantastic roads you have – it is so awesome I think that you have been travelling so many places Ailsa 🙂 Thank you for hosting and sharing – You will find my contribution here:

  32. danielfee says:

    As the old saying goes, “all roads lead to Rome.” For this weeks theme I have picked a few photos of Italian roads. Divertiti!

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  35. Max510 says:

    Hi Ailsa and friends..
    Here my roads !

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  38. scsurfbutler says:

    Hi Alisa, The roads you traveled are amazing!! Here is my entry

  39. Great photos, AIlsa!

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  41. The first image is amazing, makes me want to be on that road right now!

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks,Between the shadows, coming up over that hill and seeing Montana and its skies burst into view is a moment I’ll never forget! xxx

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  43. Here is mine – from the small Australian town of Gulgong (featured on the old $10 note):

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