Who doesn’t love a nice roadtrip? A true travel enthusiast knows why roadtrips are better than taking a train or a flight. It’s not the destinations that matter but the soul stirring experience of that trip that everyone wants to have. Now that you have probably made up your mind about it, make Ready, Set and Go your mantra, book Wiwigo and take the roadtrip of a lifetime. Here are some pointers on how not to turn your roadtrip into a slug fest and make the most of it while you are at it.
Don’t be in a hurry
To enjoy the roadtrip you need to loosen up a little. Even if you are on a tight schedule, you need to make time for the small things that make the roadtrip fun. Trying to keep the whole trip planned is really a turn off, sometimes easing off works best.
Don’t always take the best route, take the backcountry ones
To be honest highways might be the best route but the view from the highway sucks. Try to go a little off road by not going through the highway. Take the route through the countryside and see for yourself what more the road has to offer.
Let Siri take a break and use maps rather than G.P.S.
One of the most important things you need to know on how to enjoy a roadtrip is to do it the old fashioned way. While on a roadtrip you will hardly enjoy an automated voice telling you which direction to turn to after every 100 meters. Bring a good old fashioned atlas with you and navigate your way yourself. Who knows you might even discover something along the way that makes the roadtrip even more exciting.
Experience things rather than just watching them pass by
There is no fun in going on a roadtrip if you keep the windows of your car closed the whole way. The whole point of going on a roadtrip is to try to experience everything in the way and enjoy it. Make unscheduled stops along the way, interact with the locals and take in the essence of your surroundings. This is undoubtedly better than watching everything from behind a closed window.
Don’t forget a camera
Camera is one of the things that is a must have while on a road trip. You will definitely make memories on any roadtrip you take and capturing these moments will require a camera. Do not confuse making memories with clicking photographs for Instagram. Of course you will want to click good photos but clicking them just for Instagram of Facebook will defeat the purpose of ‘capturing memories’.
Researching your destination is a buzzkill
No one loves a know-it-all. Knowing where to go and where to stay is sufficient information for any roadtrip. You need to explore on your own rather than seeking help on the internet. Getting every detail about the roadtrip kind of takes the fun out of it, it makes the whole trip predictable. Sometimes not knowing some details makes the trip more enjoyable.
Bring good music
Music has the ability to tap into one’s soul. If you do not have company with you music can be a great companion. Good music does a great job at making the roadtrip even more enjoyable and memorable. Music is also an excellent icebreaker, you know, if you have that special someone with you.
Clicking photos is sometimes not enough, you can collect things that made the trip memorable like something that would make you remember what a good time you had on the trip. You will not regret when you look at these souvenirs and remember how much fun you had.
Interact with locals and make new friends
You don’t have act all macho with the locals like your usual attitude. Be nice to them and they can show you a good time around because no one knows the place better than the locals, not even Google. Locals can show you places that are not on any travel brochure that will make your trip all the more worthwhile and possibly cut back on some expenses. One more great perk of interacting with locals is who knows you might even make a friend for lifetime.
Bring good company
HUMAN CONTACT, people don’t get enough of it these days but if you want someone to tag along with you on your road trip be sure it’s someone you want to be with.Be careful because you just can’t go around asking anyone to come with you because that person might end up making you miserable on the trip and we are sure that’s the last thing you want.
Get funky with road games
Road games are super fun. If you are in for a long trip do not forget to learn some fun and exciting road games or even you could come up with one else Google is always there. Roadtrips can become dull specially the long ones and road games do a fantastic job at not letting boredom come in the way of your super awesome road trip.
Limit phone calls on the roadtrip
The absolute last thing you want ruining your trip is PHONE CALLS. Many of you might be taking this road trip to get an escape from your work or all the responsibilities you have so a constant nagging ring is not something you would fancy while having a great time. Limiting your phone calls will be a great step towards making your road trip more of an experience you would like to have again.
These are some tips on how to have more fun at your roadtrip so that you can brag about it to everyone. You would have to try it to believe it.
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