We dug into the visual archives of yore to bring you a brief history of the American road trip. From the first coast-to-coast car voyage in the USA to today's new wave of vanlifers, this is a reminder that whenever you hit the road, you might just be making history yourself.


rough guide usa coverPlan your own US road trip with The Rough Guide to the USA. Compare flights, find tours, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget to buy travel insurance.