When it comes to road trips, there’s nothing better than hopping in your car and taking in everything the open road has to offer. Whether it’s driving through majestic mountains or riding alongside coastal bays, the one constant with road trips is that adventure awaits you with every turn.
Typically with road trips, people plan them out based on where they want to go and what they want to see but have you ever taken the road less traveled? Or have you ever found the adventure in getting lost from time to time?
A lot of people go into panic mode when they get lost but for those who love adventure, they thrive in the moment of being lost. Contentedtraveller.com discusses how getting lost is actually good for you and can actually help you enjoy your trip even more
There was a point in time where people relied on paper maps to get to where they needed to go and the likelihood of getting lost was pretty high. Today, GPS has made it virtually impossible to get lost while driving, and that’s okay… the best part of road trips is taking in the scenery.
Now, before you get on the road, let’s do a quick checklist of what you need to prepare for your road trip.
- Bottle waters
- Spare tire
- First aid kit
Those are just a few essentials needed for road trips but are other important things to carry as well, especially if you’re going on an extended trip. Now that you know the essentials needed, are you ready for this road trip? If so, buckle up and get ready to go on this trip! Take a look at some of the best places in the U.S. to take a road trip!
Hill Country Hideaways, Texas
They say everything is bigger in Texas and when you go on a road trip to Hill Country Hideaways, you’ll soon find out why. This central region of Texas is certainly in the middle of nowhere but it’s full of rushing rivers, deep canyons, and endless plains. It’s the perfect place for you to pull over, hop out the car and take some selfies, even if you have no idea how you got there!
Loneliest Road, Nevada
Just because it’s called “loneliest road” doesn’t mean that it has to be! You’re on a road trip remember… enjoy the ride! Although this section of US Highway 50 got its name because it passes through a region with a population of zero, it still has plenty to see along the way.
This road has several roadside attractions and distractions to keep you entertained… you’ll be glad you made that left instead of the right you were supposed to make. You and your road trip buddies will pass by mining camps and plush forests; you’ll also pass gas stations, diners, and cafes along the way. Be sure to grab a souvenir every time you stop!
Route 66 “Middle America”
This 2,500-mile road stretches far and wide “snaking” its way from Chicago, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and ending in California. There are definitely people who have made this epic and historic road trip and lived to tell about it… if you feel you can make the long stretch, go for it! Just be sure to start at the beginning of the route in Illinois.
If you start your road trip there, you can visit the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum. If you had to get lost anywhere in the world on a road trip, Route 66 would be the ideal destination!
Now that you know some of the best scenic routes to take for your next road trip, it’s also important to remind you to be careful while on your road trips. You definitely want to make sure that everyone wears their seatbelt and that you’re up to date on your car insurance policy.
Whether you’re driving or riding, you have no control over other drivers and if you happen to get in a car accident during your road trip, you’ll want to be sure you have a law firm on your side to get the protection you need.
So, when planning for your next road trip, make sure you’ve packed all the essentials, your seatbelt is fastened, and go explore the world around you! Don’t forget to get lost a little along the way!