My family and I have taken a lot of road trips over the years. All of them across the western part of the United States: Minnesota, Iowa, South and North Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and California. I have personally have driven through, in some way, every state except for 5 or so. Road tripping is in our blood. It's a great way to experience things together.

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Half of the country plans on taking a road trip with their family this year. If you are one of them, then you will be happy to know that our very own state of Minnesota is one of the top five states to do that in.

Wallethub did a study of the best states to road trip in based on several criteria involving cost, safety and activities. See the results of their study here.

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