I love to travel. It is one of my favorite priorities in the world for not only is it the key to enjoying pleasurable adventure, but forms an important part of one’s education and personal growth. Travel is a ‘teacher’. There’s much mental richness in traveling. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved visiting new places and experiencing the charm, color and culture of small towns and big cities. Through my journeys, I’ve learned how travel is a powerful tool for personal development and enhancing connectivity to people and the cultural diversity. Travel teaches one patience, time management, appreciation, adaptation, acceptance, understanding and spontaneity in life.
While every mode of travel has its unique charm, road tripping can be a pleasurable experience as you drive through villages, towns and cities. For starters road travel puts you in command of effective time utilization and provides an exhilarating sense of freedom on the open road. As well, the resultant effect of road travel tends to work on our sensory and perceptive senses to lessen stress. Today more people in North America travel by road due to unforeseen delays in air travel. The lure of the road is undeniable and probably in our genes.
There’s nothing more exciting and rejuvenating to our spirit than getting into the car with your best friends, family or even pets, heading out together on fun adventures! There have been countless films over the years celebrating the culture of road trips—some good, some bad, but all setting their sights on the mystery and excitement of the open road. Now road trips are as American as apple pie, and traveling by car has long been an institution, remaining a classic pastime for many. Despite increasing gas prices, road trips aren’t something that will go out of style anytime soon because there’s no better way to experience a place than from behind the wheel and comfort of your car. Driving through states or provinces isn’t just a romantic journey through the countryside, but an indescribable thrill that beckons a thirst for life with an equally rewarding experience.
As the weather gets warmer and summer peaks soon on the horizon, many will be getting into their cars this sunny season! Before you get behind the wheel of your car and out of the driveway, here are some tips to maintain the romance of road tripping while minimizing the rigors of the road: