03/21/2012 07:02 am ET Updated May 21, 2012

Crowds Drive You Crazy? 8 Wide-Open Stretches That'll Have You Road Tripping (PHOTOS)

According to a recent Expedia poll, 25 percent of men and 33 percent of women have "not but always wanted to" drive across the USA. I've always wanted to do this, too, and actually am planning to this spring, if all goes to plan.

But if you're not that ambitious, here are eight amazing shorter road trips that showcase some of the best scenery and wide-open spaces that America has to offer.

8 Wide-Open Road Trips