By: Jean Hund
With summer lurking just around the corner, people have started planning their vacations. Unfortunately, with the current state of things, some of us are hesitant about getting on airplanes again, so we’re opting for car rides and road trips for getaways instead! FUN is the name of the game here – why not make a long road trip as fun as possible?
Here are a few tips and tricks to do just that.
Stopping at the Weird Attractions You Find
One thing that can keep the conversation and miles flowing are some good, weird, or just plain unique attractions. Roadsideamerica.com has thousands of awesome offbeat tourist attractions to check out all over the U.S. and Canada!
Read Spooky Stories
A good classic to enjoy is the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series. Telling spooky stories out loud, even on a car trip, is just as fun as if you were around a fire!
Activity Log or Journal
Having a journal while on a road trip is a great way to memorialize your travels, keeping daily logs of what you did, the things you saw, where you stayed, and even what you ate.
Go Off-Road For Some Fun
A lot of great places are sometimes off the beaten track. Going for a hike or on an off-road vehicle gives you the opportunity to explore some of the best landscapes, and allows you to get closer to nature than ever before.
Put Together a Great Playlist
This is typically done before hitting the road but can be a fun time nonetheless! It’s important to include music that everyone enjoys and could even include an audiobook or podcast if you want to break it up a bit.
Take a Rest
Sometimes road trips can be tiring, so it’s important to remember to rest once in a while. Take turns napping so everyone is fully rested when it’s time to do all the fun stuff!