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
  • 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.



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

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  2. K2 in Canada says:

    Great pictures!!! And after following your travel themes for many weeks now I thought I try one of my own for a change:

    • ailsapm says:

      Hey there, welcome aboard! Lovely series, that Oldenburg shot is wonderful, but wow, the BC road/river one is off the charts, how on earth did you get through that without your car cutting out? 🙂

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  4. A tale or two to tell..... says:

    Brilliant photos Ailsa ! And very fitting theme for you. Here is my entry 🙂 xx

  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I’ve missed your themes for a while – the usual struggles with time I’m afraid 😦

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  8. One from ‘low horizon country ‘ The Netherlands

  9. Reenareigns says:

    Here are some of the photos we had during our road trip in Rhodes island Enjoy 🙂

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  15. Hi everybody! Here’s my slightly different twist on this week’s Road challenge:

  16. Hi everybody! Here’s my slightly different take on this week’s Roads Challenge:

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  18. Hi Ailsa, I’m late again sorry! Here’s my entry for this challenge. Thank you.:)

    Have a wonderful weekend y’all,

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  21. ideflex says:

    Seems like we are always going somewhere – please have a look at

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  26. Ailsa I just love the themes you’ve been posting, and yet again I can’t resist joining in 🙂 Here are some of the roads I’ve travelled in Scotland.

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    • ailsapm says:

      Love it, Sas, that tunnel is wonderful.

      • Sas says:

        Thanks, it’s the tunnel we drove through on our way into Yosemite National Park. I couldn’t wait for the view at the other end. Unfortunately I couldn’t get a photo as we came out of the tunnel, but it was some of the most incredible scenery I’ve ever seen:)

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  30. Love the photos you chose this week. I loosely tied in my mini road trip with your road theme. All images were shot from roadside.

  31. 4otomo says:

    Hi Ailsa

    ……the long and winding road………….
    here’s my post for this week……..

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  33. DagEnDauw says:

    How I love your poem of today Ailsa!
    Here’s my second and brandnew entry for this theme :
    The road out of Winter towards Spring …
    Hope you ‘ll like the interpretation.

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  35. Heading out to Old Cape Cod. Nice theme and love the road in Guatemala.

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  37. What beautiful roads – especially your last photo. But why the grass? I can understanding scattering flower petals during a parade, but grass?

    And here are my pictures of the week –

    • ailsapm says:

      Wonderful, love the Amish carriage, and boy, those zig zags are crazy. Not sure about the grass, but it looked cool and smelled wonderful. 🙂

  38. danielfee says:

    Here is a second entry for the travel theme roads. The Champs-Élysées is arguably the most famous street in the world.

    • ailsapm says:

      Oh my, I’d forgotten exactly how dramatic the Champs-Élysées is, your top photo shows it off magnificently. Lovely shots, Daniel. 🙂

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