How to Have the Road Trip of a Lifetime
No matter the time of year, I have the itch to travel and explore. That’s one of the reasons why America is a great country — because there are parts of the USA that are warm at any point in the year, making it a great year-round vacation destination.
If you’ve had your fill of theme parks, crowded beaches and endless brunches with dozens of cousins (oy vey!), why not channel your inner Jack Kerouac and plan a long cross-country road trip?
Perhaps you just read his famous novel, “On The Road” with your book club or you remember writing a book report on it years ago. Maybe you’re just ready for a different type of vacation — one where you can see the country, bring your dog, and meet people along the way.
Or maybe you just want to avoid the hassles of air travel — especially with kids. A road trip is the perfect alternative. You could even do a themed road trip and hit up the best surfing beaches in America, or the best caves.
If you’re wondering how your relationship with your boyfriend will stand up to real life, a road trip is the best on-demand relationship test. With all that time to talk, and all the situations you’ll experience together, you’ll learn how you two interact when situations are stressful. And hey — if he turns out to be a jerk, you can always drop him at the nearest bus stop and keep going!
It’s also a great trip to take if you need to be alone and clear your head. Listening to music and watching the open road go by can be its own form of meditation and therapy. Either way, now’s the time to hit the road in a way that Kerouac would be proud. To do this, here’s a guide on how to do road trips the right way: