Greetings fellow travelers and adventurers. My name is Bob Grove, I’m a tour guide, tourism consultant, and owner of Driveaway Adventures. My great passion in life is to take road trips. I prefer the roads less traveled, especially roads that lead to interesting places and historic sites that surprise me. 

I’ve been road trippin’ the west since the ’70’s and average 50k miles behind the wheel each year, yet feel that I’ve barely scratched the surface. My favorite trip is the one that’s not planned. I simply load up the buggy, point, and go. This generally leads to interesting surprises and discoveries. 

My backyard in the west is the epicenter of America’s most scenic natural wonders, open space, and primitive back country. This is mecca for adventure and outdoor recreation. Iconic attractions dot the landscape with names like Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Moab, Jackson Hole, Park City, Durango, Lake Powell, and Death Valley, to name just a few. As much as I enjoy exploring these timeless treasures, my preference is to get off the pavement to see the wild and scenic back country of this region by foot, bike, horse, Jeep or ATV. These are the places I visit often on personal road trips and take travelers to from all over the world as a tour guide.

I started this blog to share information about the places I visit including the hidden treasures I discover along the routes. I’ll give a few suggestions of things to do, sights to see, where to stay, and where to eat, including ideas for side trips and points of interest. If you’ve been on one of my tours you know that I throw in more than what’s been promised in the itinerary. Many side trips and added bonuses I include on my tours were from the discoveries uncovered on my personal road trips. 

Arizona Route 66

We are adding a new tour this year that will cover many of the historic sites along the old Route 66 trail in Arizona. Attractions along the way include the Grand Canyon Caverns, Meteor Crater, The Wigwam Motel, Painted Desert, Petrified Forest National Park, ghost towns, Sedona city tour, south rim of the Grand Canyon by rail, and much more! We’ll even stand on a corner in Winslow Arizona! This is a tour I’ve been itchin’ to guide for many years and couldn’t be more excited to share the experience with you. We’re planning the first tour this October, details will be available soon.

Happy trails!

Enjoy the photos below from a few of our road trip adventures (click on image title)


Need a few ideas for things to do as a family? Here are a few suggestions for adventure, recreation, and entertainment that families can enjoy together on road trips, and staycations. From zip lining and snow skiing to ATV tours and horseback riding, and numerous other adventures in-between. Bob Grove with gives suggestions on places to go that are within a few minutes to a few hours drive of the Wasatch Front with recommendations on what to do, what to see, where to eat, and where to stay. He says Utah and its neighboring states offer some of the best places to go for family adventure, entertainment, and recreation. “No matter which direction you point the car, you’ll find fun and exciting places to take your family on a road trip or staycation. There is no shortage of family friendly adventures in our backyard to create memories for a lifetime.”

Photos from group tours guided by Bob