A few years ago, we realized that the driving portion of the road trip seemed like a means to an end. In other words, it was a necessary evil to get us from one place to another. It was a “grin and bear” the 10 hours of hellish traffic, static car air and restless leg syndrome. However, the last road trips we’ve been on we decided to make it part of the fun.
We plan to stop somewhere to sightsee or somewhere interesting for a bite to eat. Not only does it make the trip more exciting, but it breaks up the long car rides with fun surprises. We know it’s only 1.5 hrs to the next stop, not 8 hrs. Yes, the trip takes longer, but it actually feels like it’s shorter. Plus you get the most out of your traveling, instead of “wasting” a day. If your vacation is only 7 days, and two days are in the car, that’s almost 30 percent of your entire vacation! Better make it worthwhile.