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I don’t know about you, but I am absolutely in love with road trips. However, it is definitely a recently found love; I honestly used to hate them. I discovered the beautiful and whimsical potential they hold and now I want to share my newly found love with all of you. Here are a few tips I’ve picked up, that’ll make your road trip one for the books. First, you need a deadline. Laying out a rough time map allows you to enjoy your entire trip by avoiding the stress of getting to places on time or wondering when to turn around to head back home. This is very important when it comes to planning in advance and spontaneity along the way. If you have a final destination, you’ll need to know the the latest time you would be willing to arrive there. If you do not have a final destination and are simply driving, you still need to be aware of when you want to return home. This is key to a great road trip. Second, even though planing when you want to arrive at your destination and get back home is quite important, a road trip still needs spontaneity....
One of the most forgotten about outdoor adventure element—which is also one of the most important—is the means by which you are going to travel to the location. Whether your camping, hiking, or just hammocking in a place with a view, it is important to have capable transportation you can rely on to get you where you want to go. Here is our list for the five best options, all perfect for your outdoor lifestyle: Jeep Renegade The Jeep Renegade is for those who want the convenience, cargo space, and power of an SUV but don’t want a gigantic car. The Renegade has a removable cargo floor panel that gives you ample room to store all your gear and since it’s a Jeep, you can take this car just about anywhere! Ford Edge It’s not too big, not too small… it’s just right! The Ford Edge is the perfect mid-sized SUV. The car has a large cargo area, low load floor, and boasts a strong turbocharged engine. At an affordable price, this car will make road trips with your pooch a breeze. Toyota FJ Cruiser Toyota’s FJ Cruiser was discontinued in 2014 however you can still find them all over...
You’ve read pages of posts about the outdoors, scrolled through numerous breathtaking snippets on Instagram, and watched a multitude of perfect “adventure” reels on video platforms, and you’re beginning to want the same views for yourself. You’ve pinned awesome quotes on Pinterest like, “The Mountains are Calling, and I Must Go,” and “Let’s Sleep Under the Stars,” but you’re not quite sure how to make any of that actually happen. Maybe you’ve even done some structured traveling and gone on a few starter hikes, but you’re yearning for something crazy. Spontaneous travel can be scary, at first. So, where do you start? It’s important to note that all of those amazing travel documentaries are no more than great pieces of media crafted to showcase a group of people who decided they wanted to do something and made it happen. How hard can it be to partake of that simple truth? In my brain, a favorite quote from a good friend purely captures adventure in its glory. While visiting the Grand Canyon this past summer amongst streams of frazzled tourists clustered in front of rigid barriers, said friend pointed to a jutting cliff in the distance, empty and serene, and asserted, “I wanna...
Road trips are often thought of as a fun time of crossing state lines for some, while others see it as a claustrophobic, miserable experience. There are ways to make a road trip more enjoyable with minimal effort and just a little prep work. Many times, it does not even cost any more to make the trip more pleasant and exciting.   Before leaving, ask each person what their favorite snack is Food can make anyone happy so be sure to pack a little something for everyone.   Review landmarks and tourist attractions you will see before leaving Before you leave, look at a map and locate neat landmarks and unusual places to stop. By having this mapped out beforehand, this will give the members in the car something to look forward to as the drive continues on.   Play games There are so many car games that can be played to make time pass by. Some are just plain fun and others help you learn about one another. Some great game ideas can be found here.   Get a roof rack One of the worst parts about a road trip is not being able to stretch out or being totally cramped in...

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