According to us, there is absolutely no better way to really immerse ourselves in a new place. We think road trips are better alternatives to flights or trains or buses, or any other means of transport.
Here’s why we know you’ll agree:
Unlike other ways to travel, a road trip means you are in charge. You can stop whenever you want, for any reason. If you’d like to check out a new place, or if you just want to halt at a rest stop, you are totally free to do so. If you come across a stunning view and want to stop to take pictures, eat at an interesting place, buy some pretty gifts or souvenirs, or just hang out there for a while, go right ahead! There’s no time limit apart from the one you set for yourself. Isn’t that kind of freedom so valuable on a holiday?
While traveling, sometimes you might find hidden spots of natural beauty. These places might not have easy access for larger vehicles like buses, and of course trains will speed right through. With your own vehicle, you’ll be able to go and discover a pretty new spot, which would make the road trip unexpectedly better, as you and your group discovered it on your own.
Many people have created such beautiful memories on road trips, be it coming across a pretty lake, a small rivulet, or some natural caves tucked away near the road – you’d be surprised by the kind of things nature creates for everyone to experience and enjoy. Have you experienced something like this on a road trip, which made the trip so much better?
When you go to different parts of the world, they all have their own unique culture and beauty and food. Each place has its own charming heritage, ready for us to discover and experience. A road trip lets you soak it all in at your own pace. You can stop at a museum you’ve long wanted to visit, and you will have the luxury of spending all day there if you wish. You may want to try out the street food at a particular place, and on a road trip, go crazy and eat everything you wanted to!
You don’t even have to leave immediately, so you can relax after a wonderful meal. There may be some events or festivals you want to hit up, maybe you’ve ensured your trip coincides with it. You can do all this and more at your own pace, with nobody trying to hurry you along or trying to set your schedule.
As you know, a road trip is about you and your group of people and the open skies. A wonderful feeling, and there’s only one thing that can make it even better. You can put together everything you need to make the trip comfortable, as per your convenience. As it’s your own car or bike, it’s perfectly possible to carry everything that you might need to make your trip better. So, carry warm clothes, first aid kits, OTC medicines, snacks, and everything else you might need.
Also, there is more of a guarantee that it will be totally hygienic. With public transport, for long trips people sometimes are skeptical about hygiene and cleanliness. So many people have used those facilities, and it is understandable to have some reservations about these things. With your own vehicle, you can rest those fears because you yourself will be aware that it is a safe environment. Especially when you are traveling with children, it will ease your mind to a great extent, to know they are in a clean atmosphere and there won’t be any related illnesses.
As with everything else on the list, you are in control of the entire experience here. With friends or family, you can have totally open, honest and fun conversations, without having to worry about disturbing or bothering other people traveling with you, which would be a factor in public transport. Also, you can watch something you’ve been wanting to see with your friends, listen to your favorite music mixes at any volume, or read a book. Do whatever you please, because it’s friends and family. This is not just a road trip, but also an opportunity to bond over conversation and shared interests. Have you experienced this in a road trip? What were your favorite moments?
From all this, it’s easy to see that we love road trips so much. Such a degree of customization is something unique to road trips, and it’s unlikely to find It elsewhere. So do you see why we think road trips are the best way to travel? What do you think, is there something we’ve missed that you love about road trips? Let us know in the comments below.