For all his myriad flaws, Clark Griswold had one thing right: A good road trip can bring you together with your loved ones like nothing else short of a cage match or a shared dormitory.  Having recently spent the better part of a day in a vehicle with some of my Major Spoilers compatriots, I can tell you that a good road trip can be as memorable as the destination itself.  Of course, given the less-than-reliable nature of my Chrysler, I don’t take as many long drives as I would like to, and many of the places I’d want to go are no longer viable at my age and general brittleness.  But, if I had a jet-car and a bottomless checkbook like Batman, my itinerary would open up drastically, leading us to today’s vagabond query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has had the urge to try the “All 50 States In One Road Trip” road trip that’s making the rounds on social media, or possibly just go get a burger, asking: If money and distance (and oceans) were no object, where would you choose for the perfect road trip destination?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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  1. DamienR
    August 17, 2015 at 12:02 pm — Reply

    The Mother Road, Route 66. (I blame Billy Connelly and Lightning McQueen)

  2. Alisha
    August 17, 2015 at 1:42 pm — Reply

    I’ve always wanted to do something akin to what they planned to do in the movie “Paul” and travel North America. and visit sites that have some importance to alleged UFO and alien encounters (such as Roswell), as well as sites that have significance to Sci-Fi fans (such as Devils Tower, Vasquez Rocks and The Brandeis-Bardin Institute building used as the Command Center in MMPR and in various other films and TV series).

    If money and traveling vast oceans were no hurdle, I would extend that to similar locations across the world.

  3. August 17, 2015 at 4:22 pm — Reply

    The Silk Road, all the way from Europe to east Asia. I’ve always wanted to see that part of the world.

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