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Make your next business trip feel more like a road trip

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 2:17:17 PM

Often when you're on business travel, you may feel as if you don't ever get to see your destination city - it's just one meeting after another. However, if you plan to take your next trip in a long term car rental, consider taking the scenic route: Check out some top-rated highways that are easily accessible on the move.

If you've never seen the Appalachians, take them in on the Blue Ridge Parkway, which stretches 469 miles and links two national parks, according to the Huffington Post. The view outside of your window won't include gas stations and motels, but instead the beautiful greenery of the Appalachians. If business travel takes you to Colorado, travel back in time to the Wild, Wild West on 24-miles of U.S. 550. This highway connects several old mining towns and is flanked by wildflowers, large mountain animals and Victorian-style architecture. In Maine, travelers can take in the area's coastal beauty on Route 1. The sites include blueberry barrens, lighthouses and rugged coastlines.

Don't forget to also plan your business road trip around your meals. Driving allows you to have some freedom for where you stop. If pizza is your thing, Business Insider recently published a list of the top 10 American pizza joints. The magazine's picks include Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix, Buddy's Pizza in Detroit and Tacconelli's Pizzeria in Philadelphia.