An article looking how some of the best trips are not pre-planned but allow for a little adventure.
There is just something special about life on the open road. Popular movies like Easy Rider in the late-1960s was a road trip that captured the imaginations of Americans, as well as those around the world who also love to experience the feeling of freedom.
It doesn’t have to be Route 66 or another world-famous road either. The main spirit of the trip is the fact that you are getting in your vehicle and driving off into the sunset for adventures unknown. Of course it is still advisable to pack your essentials, especially if you do plan on going off the map as it were.
Having the right maintenance equipment and spares in the boot can really save on expenses as well as trouble later on. In addition to the spare tyre and wheel, you should check the tread on tyres to see they are roadworthy and up to such an arduous journey. Service the car to ensure that all parts are in good working condition and performing their specific function, as they should.
Even if you are keen not to take any of the magic away from simply hitting the road and seeing where it takes you, it is better to take a map just in case you do end up in an area you are unfamiliar with and may be in need of supplies.
Whether you decide to go on a journey across the UK, explore Europe in greater detail, making sure to have all the documentation required to pass through certain nations, or even go on your own US road trip along seemingly never-ending, deserted roads and breath-taking landscapes, you need to pack the provisions you need and have enough money ready for emergencies.
Once you have made sure to include the most important items, your thoughts can turn towards adventure and what lies ahead. Those that do take to the road and embark on such trips, either in a car or on a motorbike, can experience a real buzz, just seeing where the road takes them.
There will be choices to make along the way and you may even have a rough destination in mind, to ensure you’re not just going round in circles. What matters though is you get to enjoy the thrill of adventure and freedom in a world where order and routine is the general norm. Just get your vehicle in tip-top shape, checking you have all your provisions ready and packed and then hit the road.