A road trip is one of the first things that comes to mind when thinking about having fun with my family, and our road trip experience is growing with every destination we visit. It seems that the one thing we all have in common is a mutual respect and admiration for the countryside and the things that America has to offer both its citizens and visitors alike. Whether you have a single destination in mind, and want to view the sights along the way; or a yearning to observe all of America in its glory, a road trip is the answer to your desire. It's time to plan a road trip America!
There are a few different ways that a road trip can be pulled off. The first way a road trip can happen is just to let it happen. Some of the best trips I’ve been on have been totally impromptu trips. This includes just starting off in a random direction and taking turns here and there as you see interesting things along the way. Helpful things in this type of road trip are using historical marker signs, signs pointing to cities you have not seen, and signs leading to different attractions.
Another way you can handle traveling is to plan every single stop and not deviate from the plan. This can be a very cool way to travel in that you can plan a theme for your trip. For example, you can set out on a planned road trip to see all the national parks or state parks in your state. By planning what you want to see, you can plan the places you want to stay and even the places you would like to eat. One advantage to this type of planned traveling is that if the traveler only has a limited time off work or for vacation, he/she knows exactly where they are headed, and what they plan to do when they get there. It also gives them a chance to know the amount of time it will take to get back home, in order to be back in time to resume work or whatever other plans there may be. It also helps to determine how much a trip will cost. This can be an advantage for people of limited financial resources wishing to go on a drive.
One last way is to do a combination of both and plan some parts of your road trip, but also be flexible with the deviations from your path. If the traveler has an extended amount of time for which to explore on a road trip, constructing a basic plan and then allowing flexibility to change or add to that plan is the best way to take a road trip America. This method of traveling, in my opinion, is the best because it gives you a guide of your plans, but it also allows you the opportunity to change in case something looks interesting that wasn’t planned. In the same way as a planned trip, you can plan a theme for your trip; the great thing is you are not restricted to only see things you planned to see.