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From May 16 through 24, 2016, we took an epic road trip in the American Southwest, visiting some of the USA’s most treasured National Parks;

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I always thought Monument Valley was just a place in Utah. I didn’t realize it was actually a dirt road cut through Navajo land. It really is way more beautiful than I expected. You can drive right up to massive rock walls and walk up to wild horses. It’ll be raining on your left and sunny on your right. Gorgeous views everywhere. 

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America’s disappearing roadside rest stops

Cross-country road trips have long been punctuated by breaks at rest stops — but they are rapidly being replaced by fast-food outlets or neglected as state budgets are cut. Photographer Ryann Ford travelled to more than 15 states to capture the remaining unique architectural oddities. His images are collected in a new book, The Last Stop. | See more photos

All photographs: Ryann Ford Photography, The Last Stop published by PowerHouse Books