Shots from the road

Sunset Road. Photo: Kopfjäger / Flickr Creative Commons

Sunset Road. Photo: Kopfjäger / Flickr Creative Commons

For many of us, travel isn’t so much about the destination as it is about the journey. In that spirit, take a look at these 35 breathtaking examples of road photography. Nature is a recurring theme in the photos, with paths snaking away into splendid isolation.

“It’s great you’re traveling by yourself,” an American vagabond once told me. “You’ll have plenty of time to think.” Some of my most mind-expanding moments have happened when I was on the way to somewhere. There’s no destination to occupy your mind and distract you with activities. You’re just left alone with yourself and your thoughts.

To further feed your road lust, check out the book The Routes of Man. Author Ted Conover explores six highways around the world, capturing the ways people and countries are bound together. In the author bio on his website, Conover recounts several of the vagabonding adventures that led to his writing career.

Have you taken any memorable rides? Where in the world were they? Share your stories in the comments.

Posted by | Comments (4)  | August 13, 2010
Category: Images from the road, Notes from the collective travel mind

4 Responses to “Shots from the road”

  1. Nabeel Says:

    How beautiful those clouds are looking in red color

  2. Rebecca Says:

    That’s an awesome shot! When you slow down and take a look at what’s around you, it will take your breath away.

  3. Sage Says:

    What a beautiful photo!