Road Trip Season is Here

The roads are clear - time to get driving!

Last night I took the first road trip of this summer season. It was only two hours long, and required absolutely no planning, but it was a road trip. Driving has to be one of my favourite activities. Get behind the wheel, put on some good music, and just go exploring. Another great benefit to driving is that you can cover a significant amount of ground, and check out many new and exciting places for photography. 

On the road just north of Pemberton, B.C.

Some of my all-time favourite pictures have been taken from the road. Driving down the highway, it is amazing how many great scenes you pass along the way. I have even started to plan trips so that I “happen” to be driving through some of the most scenic areas at times where I know the light will be good.

My family always used to take large summer road trips down the west coast of North America. I would spend hours looking out the window at the passing scenery. It is cool to now be able to use my camera to capture some of those same scenes.

It’s not hard to pull the car over and snap a quick shot. In fact, when I am driving by myself, my camera bag is often sitting in the passenger seat!

A winter scene captured from a pullout on Highway 5 in British Columbia


Sunset from the side of Highway 5 north of Kamloops, B.C.


Lions Gate Bridge and Vancouver B.C. from the side of the Cypress Mountain Road

Published: April 26, 2017

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John EntwistleExplorer


Photographer and Adventurer based in Whistler, British Columbia