After the year we have all had, who wouldn’t dream of taking an entire month away from reality and into nature?
Planning a road trip can seem daunting, but the secret is that you can’t plan a good road trip too much. The spontaneity is what makes it so beautiful.
The first step is to figure out what states you want to hit, then create a rough outline of the route.
You can try to figure out what highway can take you through most easily, but let’s be real- Google Maps will be a huge help.
You may want to try to get your hands on physical maps to use for guidance. It might be more fun to try to use those!
Next, make a list of the places you want to see first in the states you are going to or on the way. Prioritize what is most important to you so you can ensure that none of it gets brushed over.
There will likely be time for other stops, but do some research and figure out what looks most exciting to YOU.
You will be surprised to learn how fast time flies, even when you step away from your everyday life for a whole month.
You will likely want to spend several days in each new place, and no matter how long you stay, it will never feel like long enough.
This is why you have to be flexible. Prepare for absolutely anything. In other words, make a list of everything you can think to pack prior to your trip.
It might be fun to even go on a shopping spree before your trip to grab all the essentials. You will likely be able to get some necessities along the way, but think realistically.
The most important thing to remember about a summer road trip is that it’s supposed to be fun, and with each big trip you take, you never know when you’ll be able to travel like that again.
Try to be as present as possible. Avoid using your cell phone too much, maybe even delete your social media apps for a short while.
You can journal about all the places you see and things you do and take lots of pictures!
Have a great time, and have a great summer!!