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Why planning a road trip could be just what you need this summer

Going on a road trip is like nothing else – an exhilarating adventure with an itinerary of its own, that can lead you places and people you’d never have dreamed off. It’s practically a rite of passage, but why should it all be left up to the youngsters? Road trips really work at any age, as you can completely go at your own pace and create the trip of your dreams. Here’s why you should pack up the car and go explore…

See More Of The Country

We spend a lot of vacation time jetting off abroad and exploring other countries – which is great – but what about the beauty to be found on our own doorsteps? There’s something about seeing more of the country we live in that’s a real eye-opener. The sheer diversity that exists, the hidden gems and the undiscovered corners of beauty are a real rush to discover. So plan out a road trip route which takes you to some little-known corners of the country and be prepared to learn more!

Bonding Time

A road trip is the ideal bonding experience – with a group of friends, a son or daughter, siblings or even a romantic partner. The sense of adventure and new discoveries on the road make amazing memories to share with someone, plus there’s a lot of uninterrupted time in the car to have those significant conversations which do so much to strengthen mutual bonds. In the rush of modern life, it can be hard to find time for these deep and meaningful! And something about sitting in the car with the beautiful scenery rolling by outside seems to make them happen.

Try Something New

An adventure on the road can provide you with so many wonderful new experiences – from touring local landmarks to meeting great new people. It can also be a relatively stress-free journey as long as you plan ahead – you work to your own schedule and take as long lingering in special places you discover as you like. Just make sure to cover the basics – get a used car loan if you need a set of new wheels, make sure that you have a full vehicle service if you don’t, and stock up with snacks and drinks at a food wholesaler before you leave. Taking care of those basics will leave you free to focus on having new experiences without worrying about your transport.

Disconnect With Technology

Other than perhaps your sat nav, why not make a

conscious decision to disconnect with the technology in your life for a while? We could all do with a digital detox and a road trip is a perfect opportunity to step away from your smartphone and soak up the offline world for a while. Use the opportunity to take in the beauty of nature and the world around you and immerse yourself back into a world without constant news feeds. With patchy signal and lots of driving to do, it’s easier to step away from everything and just concentrate on the experience at hand – you’ll definitely feel much better for it!

 

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Rory

Founder of Turn It To Trvl. After being made redundant from my digital marketing job, in the UK, I decided I no longer wanted to work the traditional 9-5. I found a volunteer opportunity in Malawi in 2015 and am now freelancing from the warm heart of Africa. Curently building a portfolio of clients and trying to inspire more people to live a life of travel.
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