Greetings fellow road trippers and outdoor adventurers. My name is Bob Grove, tour guide and owner of Driveaway Adventures, aka, Maverik Adventure Getaways. Road trips are my passion. I prefer the roads less traveled, but any road that leads to adventure, historic sites, and interesting places will do.
I’ve been traveling the west since the ’70’s with most of my adventures in Utah and neighboring states. With all those miles behind me, I still feel that I’ve barely scratched the surface of roads and places to explore. My favorite trip? The one that’s not organized or planned! I simply load up the car, point, and go. This generally leads to interesting surprises and discoveries.
My “backyard” in the west is the epicenter of America’s most scenic landscapes and natural wonders. Miles and miles of open space and primitive back country. This is mecca for adventure and outdoor recreation. Along the routes are iconic attractions like Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Arches National Park, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Grand Tetons, and Monument 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 share with travelers from all over the world as a tour guide.
I started this site to share information about the places I visit including the hidden treasures I discover along the routes. I’ll offer 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 are from the discoveries uncovered on my personal road trips.
New this Year – Historic 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 late October/early November, click here for details.