With vacation season right around the corner now is the time to start planning a getaway of your own! Once you figure out where you're going you have to decide how to get there. Some places might be easier to get to by air while others might be fun to get in the car and drive to. Everyone has their favorite mode of transportation but a huge benefit to driving is you can spend less on transportation costs and have more quality time together.
Traveling by car does take some extra time. You won't be relaxing on the beach ASAP and there will be some planning involved. You have to think about a few things depending on the length of the drive like:
- fuel stops
- bathroom breaks
- where to eat
- pit stops to stretch your legs
- where to stay overnight
There is always the chance of getting lost because you took the wrong turn or deciding to go off the beaten path and find a new adventure.
On your road trip there will be many expenses including:
- wear and tear on the car
- breaking down
- car insurance
The experience will be well worth it though especially to spend quality time with the others in the vehicle. You can save money on the road by packing meals, learning how to do vehicle maintenance yourself and getting car insurance quotes before you hit the road. A road trip has nothing to do with efficiency, or getting to where you're going as quickly as possible. It has to do with viewing your vacation as an adventure and appreciating the whole journey!
You get to experience the roll of the land, shadows cast by the sun, and see cities up close and personal. Remember it's not about the destination, it's about the journey!
Do you like traveling by car?