For all his myriad flaws, Clark Griswold had one thing right: The perfect 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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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! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Leave Glacier National Park, head south past Yellowstone and other national parks/monuments to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It would be a long drive, but it would be worth it.

  2. Daniel Langsdale on

    Narnia would be great in a solar-powered electric car. You’d just need a big enough wardrobe door to let the vehicle through. And I suppose you’d need to be extra careful about creating roadkill.

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