How to Have the Ultimate Weekend Road Trip

Road
trips are one of the best ways to travel. And sure, we’d all love to be able to
take a month and road trip across the entire country, seeing everything we’ve
ever wanted to. But that isn’t always plausible. Weekend road trips still give
the thrill and fun of a trip and you still get to see beautiful things—all in
one weekend. Here’s how to have the ultimate weekend road trip!

Bring The Right People
You’re
going to be with whomever you bring along nonstop over the course of this
weekend. Most of that time you’ll be enclosed in a small space and attempting
to navigate. So think of whom you really want to spend that time with. Road tripping together can be a
deep bonding experience, but you have to choose someone who isn’t going to
drive you insane.
Pick
your adventurous friends. Pick ones with good music taste for those jam
sessions on the road. Pick the ones that aren’t afraid to stop at those random
places you see on your way. And pick someone that you really want to bond with.
Road trips are meant to make memories. You want to remember them in a good
light.
Pack Awesome Snacks
Snacks
are an integral part of a great road trip. While you can live off of gas
station food and McDonald’s, it’s probably not in your best interest to do so. Bringing delicious and healthy
snacks along
can help give you energy and satisfy your hunger without
giving you that lethargic, overstuffed feeling that fast food can.
Of
course, you’ll probably want to find some awesome eateries to stop at that you
don’t have around where you live. But these will help keep you satisfied during
those long driving periods.
Map It Out Before You Go
You
don’t have a ton of time if you’re just going for the weekend, so map out the
must-see attractions before you leave. You’ll want to actually spend some time
at your destination—unless you’re just driving to drive of course—so make sure
you have a route that leaves you with a decent amount of time there.
You’ll
also want to map to avoid tolls if you want to make this an inexpensive trip.
Tolls may not seem like a lot at the time, but their cost can really add up
without you noticing
. Unless you have cash to burn, map out the route that
avoids tolls as much as possible. Plus, this can take you on some back roads
with more things to see than you even planned to. Just make sure you leave a
little wiggle room in your schedule for those unexpected sites.
Play Road Trip Games
Even
if it’s only a short road trip, any long amount of time spend in the car can
get tedious. Once you’ve commenced an awesome sing along to your road trip
playlist, try some of these fun road trip
game apps
. They’ll help you pass the time on the longer stretches of boring
highway, and be a fun bonding experiences as well.
Visit Somewhere None Of You Have
Ever Been
There’s
so much to do within a few hours of wherever you live and there has to be
something that none of you have ever done or somewhere you’ve never visited.
Pick something new for all of you. You’ll get to share a really awesome
experience for the first time, and that’s something that will help you bond
even more than that time in the car together.
Pick a super weird roadside
attraction
that you’ve maybe never even heard of. It’ll definitely be
an interesting experience and something you probably never would’ve really
thought of doing. Or,
look up interesting town names near you and go and see what they’re really like.
At the very least, you’ll probably get an awesome t-shirt out of it.
Don’t Overthink It
This
is probably the most important tip on this list. Don’t get super paranoid about
making it a perfect weekend. It’s going to be memorable no matter what happens.
Just enjoy the ride and see where the trip takes you. It might not be what you
expected, but it’s still going to be something epic.

Call
up some friends and start planning! Fill up your spring in summer with weekend
road trips and awesome memories.
Kacey Mya Bradley is a
lifestyle blogger for “The Drifter Collective.” An eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Throughout her life, she has found excitement
in the world around her.  Kacey graduated
with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has
been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of
exploring other locations, cultures, and styles, while communicating these
endeavors through her passion for writing and expression. Her love for the
world around her is portrayed through her visually pleasing, culturally
embracing and inspiring posts.
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