1. Total flexibility
One of the most obvious reasons why you should travel by car is that you are 100% more flexible. No timetables, no schedules, no nothing. You can do whatever you want and feel like doing. And even better, you don’t need to plan where you are going.
2. You can be more spontaneous
One of these two options will happen on your road trip:
1. You are driving and one of your passengers reads a sign or sees something in the distance and desperately wants to check it out!
2. You meet fellow travellers who tell you of awesome places that you didn’t plan on visiting!
What now? Be spontaneous and take this detour. Remember you have total flexibility and no schedule to follow.
3. The journey is the destination, a road trip is an adventure!
When going on road trips try to not plan. It’s about the road tripping experience. Try to avoid all the “Are we there yet?” It’s about all the fun breaks, the pranks, the landscapes, the chats… simply everything! Try to enjoy the trip and don’t worry about things that were in the past and that are waiting down the road. It’s about the moment! It’s about you! It’s about everything and nothing!
4. Great bonding time
Because you’ll be spending countless hours driving in the car with not much place to go, a cross-country expedition gives you the time for some serious bonding with your fellow travellers. You’ll swop small talk for meaningful conversations and skimming the surface for deeper contemplation, bringing you closer with the family and friends you’re on this adventure with – and that’s never a bad thing. Plus, you’ll be creating some special memories together that you will cherish forever.
5. Make some unforgettable memories
Like we’ve mentioned before, one of the most special things about taking a road-trip is the memories you’ll make, the moments you’ll share with your fellow roadies and of course all the amazing places you’ll get to see with your own eyes, in your own time, on your own terms. Road-trips can be both challenging and fulfilling, but one thing you can bet on is that they’ll be filled with wonderment, breath-taking sights and discoveries, both big and small. Road-trip memories are the best and ones to be cherished for years to come (before you make new ones!)