You know, you can combine more than road trips with a passion for photography. Perhaps join a photography club or group. Not only would this be a way to show your work but to travel with the group to nearby locations or to learn about other locations. I belong to five such groups, one of which I help lead, and I joined the others for many different reasons. And groups may expose you to other types of photography such as portrait, macro, black and white, street photography, etc. It will likely expose you to different processes like HDR, plug-ins, etc. Retirement is a great time to take photography to a different level.
Me, I am retired and like to travel, take road trips, and photograph - my favorite subjects are the social landscape, street photography, and events. I have some of my work here: Travels with Charlie