The road trip wasn't invented in America, but it was perfected here. With rising energy costs, urban sprawl, and our hectic lives, the road trip is an endangered species. The day may come when most people won't be able to afford the time or fuel that it'll cost to drive 1,000, 2,000, or even 3,000 miles across our great country. And that's a crying shame, 'cause Mother Nature has a way of showing off in places that are far away from civilization and international airports. And for a lot of people, the best way to figure out how you fit into this world is to go out and see for yourself firsthand.