10 Photos: Road tripping through the American desert.

It’s fitting that 2013 started with a road trip to sell my old car and then ended with a road trip in a brand new one. To close out 2013 in style, I hopped in my newly acquired Ford Fusion hybrid and drove from Los Angeles, CA to Aspen, CO and back. (By the way, I spent around $150 on gas for over 2,000 miles in the hybrid.)

Final road trip of 2013

I’m a huge fan of road trips. In 2013 alone I drove around 8,000 miles, mostly completely alone. Road trips are an opportunity for introspection and thinking. And also for listening to new music! You can stop where you want or not at all if that’s your preference. There are few things more appealing to me in this world than a trunk full of clothes and the open road ahead. Here are 10 pictures from my most recent road trip!

Final road trip of 2013

Quote at Valley of Fire

 

I-70 East

A long, solo drive from LA to Aspen with plenty of time on I-70 East, shown here.

 

Aspen, CO

No skiing in Aspen, but got to go snowmobiling!

Arches National Park

Arches National Park Entrance

Coming up on the first stop of the return trip from Aspen to LA.

 

Way up in Arches!

On the return trip, was joined by the amazing DJ Michelle Pesce. First stop: Arches National Park.

 

GoPro Selfie :x

#goprofirstframe in Arches

 

Road trip

Valley of Fire

Valley of Fire, GoPro

Next stop: the incredible Valley of Fire outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. From the GoPro.

 

Valley of Fire 2, GoPro

And again.

 

Valley of Fire

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Author: Eric White

Eric graduated Ohio University in 2012 with a degree in Advertising and immediately went out to San Diego, California to start not using his degree. At the start of 2013, Eric quit his job, let his lease run out and started backpacking North America. Eric has worked with Amtrak, Crowdtap, HootSuite and others, and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA... when not on the road.

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  1. I drove Maine to California (and back) last summer — and went on some of the same path. What a drive! You captured the essence.

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