Have you ever trekked across country in your car? I mean REALLY driven across country, living in your car for several days, taking breaks and staying at hotels and an occasional Air B’n’B ? Now, try a multi-day road trip with four cats, three children, two snakes and a bearded dragon! Yes, that is an experience of a lifetime - and I know because I created THIS experience when I moved from Florida to Utah, and it was the most memorable road trip experience. And right about now you are probably saying to yourself, “this woman is crazy”, you’re right (and my family would agree with you); but the point is, there are many experiences to have while on a road trip, which you wouldn’t get via another transportation.
The road trip you are most likely thinking about are the leisurely vacation types, without the carload of animals and add a SO or a good friend or your family. Driving leisurely down scenic byways
and zipping by on freeways to get to your destination, a road trip can be an experience you’ll never forget. Stop and take gorgeous pictures on your every whim and listen while your family says, “do we have to stop AGAIN”, then find an out of the way cafe to eat lunch at and find a place to stop and have some fun, like a petting zoo! Yes, there is a petting zoo off of I-84 in Utah, which is a favorite stop of mine! Can you tell I like animals?
How do you know where to stop? You don’t know and that’s the fun! So how do you plan, when you don’t know where to stop? Check out these tips to create a fun road trip experience (minus the traveling zoo!).
Want the best road trip to see as much as possible on your trek? Take your time. Make driving time between three to four hours a day. Driving at this pace will allow your road crew to stop at several random points of interest which sound fascinating. One stop we found when travelling across country was a museum of the movement across the wild west. An old timer was dressed in period clothing, greeting you at the door. Walking through the exhibit took you through time travel in experiencing the old west! We would never have found this on our own, we saw the advertisement while driving on the highway.
Looking to get to your destination a bit faster, create a schedule with five to six hours of drive time per day. Doesn’t sound like a lot of time to spend driving, but, trust me, your legs and buttox will feel it! With driving at this pace, you can pick up one big fun and random stop along the way to your final destination and a couple of smaller stops such as a walk through a half-mile trail at a park, a locally owned ice cream shop or a town festival. No matter where you are, you are sure to find an interesting and inviting place to stop.
Road trips are unique because you can’t experience a trip any other way than by car. Traveling by car offers a more cultural and intricate vacation experience. Roadtripping offers you in-depth and tailored adventures suited for you! Next trip, consider taking your car - you’ll be glad you did - and remember to stop by the petting zoo when you’re in Utah!
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