Summer is here, and one mandatory rule of summer is a road trip. If you have the time and inclination, there is no better way to explore the summer than on the open road. But, before you go there are a few things you need to know first to make it one of the best experiences of your life. Here is your guide to the ultimate road trip.
The Right Vehicle
First and foremost you need a vehicle to cruise the open road and explore the world beyond the city limits. If you have a car already, you are good to go, but if you don’t have a car, there are other options. For example, if your road trip isn’t in the same country you live in, there are car rentals that you can hire. You can choose the perfect vehicle, drive it across the country and even drop it off on the other side if you need to. Don’t let something as insignificant as not having a car get in the way of your trip!
You need company if you are traversing weird, wonderful and foreign lands. A road trip with your friends is something that will heighten the experience and it is also an experience that you can share with other people. It brings you closer as a group, and you form ties that never break which is a wonderful thing to have. Plus, you are always safer when you have someone by your side, even if it is only one more person.
Music makes the memories clearer and sweeter. You could be on a night out and dancing in a club, or you could be on a monotonous stretch of the road screaming Alanis Morissette. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, music makes a road trip. Plus, when you get home, and a certain tune comes on the radio, it will bring a smile to your face as all the memories come flooding back.
Yes, a road trip is an individual pursuit and getting lost is a part of that journey. But you still have to have some clue of where you are going. Otherwise, it will take you years to get there! Plus, when you do get lost, it will be a map or a satellite navigational system that will drag you out of the mire and put you back on track.
Some road trips are made famous by the route. That is how essential they are! Route 66 instantly springs to mind, and the perfect route will make the perfect trips. It should have a mixture of small, hick towns and huge cities. That way you can explore a wide range of life in that country.
Money is a lot more important than people like to think. Unless you think of ways to cut down the costs beforehand, you are always going to spend a bit of cash. There are hotels to pay for, food, beer and the inevitable costs of fixing the car.
There you have it. Above are the essentials for the perfect road. Have an amazing time!