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Road TripIn Museyon’s guide to North and South America, Meakin Armstrong takes you on a tour of the American South. Frankly, we don’t think there’s a better way to explore the good ol’ US of A than an old-fashioned road trip. If you follow Armstrong’s trail from Atlanta, Georgia, to Natchitoches, Louisiana, you’re going to have to pack wisely. And that’s why we love this handy guide to Road Trip Snacks. Find out from a veteran road tripper how Krispy Kreme stacks up against the classic Wendy’s Frosty and more, all rated by taste, texture and road-trip friendliness.

Our favorite road trip flicks of all time, after the jump…



Thelma & Louise, 1991

Two ladies hit the open road trying to find freedom and escape the law en route to Mexico. While we’re down for cutting loose on vacation, this film has one iconic ending we wouldn’t recommend recreating.


Dumb & Dumber, 1994



Well-meaning, yet simple-minded friends Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) head cross-country, from Rhode Island to Aspen, Colorado, when limo-driver Christmas falls in love with a passenger. Their vehicle of choice? A 1984 Ford Econoline van-cum-sheepdog.


Planes, Trains and Automobiles, 1987



Steve Martin is a stressed-out adman in this John Hughes classic, about a journey from New York to Chicago during the worst travel time of the year — Thanksgiving. If that weren’t bad enough, he gets stuck with John Candy as his travel companion.


National Lampoon’s Vacation, 1983


It doesn’t get more awkward, more uncomfortable, or more hilarious than the Griswalds ill-fated station-wagon road trip to Wallyworld. Another John Hughes classic, Vacation paved the day for later-day family road-trip flicks like ‘Little Miss Sunshine,’ and started a mini-franchise of its own hilarious ‘Vacation’ flicks.



Easy Rider, 1969

It doesn’t get much better than this ’60s counterculture classic that follows bikers Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda on a drugged-up oddessey from LA to New Orleans. Some 40 years later its soundtrack is still the ultimate album for the open road for those who were Born to Be Wild.


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