Interesting Ideas to Plan Your Road Trip in the New Year


Even though summer is over, that doesn’t mean you should stop traveling. In fact, the best time to travel is after the summer is over. Once school starts up again, fewer people are traveling, meaning your travel destinations will be less expensive and less crowded. Road trips are fun for reasons other than just for the sole purpose of driving to your destination. When you choose to travel somewhere via plane, you lose the opportunity to get to see the journey and everything along the way to your destination. If you’ve decided to take a road trip this fall, here are a few unique ideas.


Taking the scenic route

Another great way to enjoy a road trip is to plan your trip through some beautiful places, and plan to stop along the way a lot to take pictures. You don’t need an expensive camera or fancy equipment to take beautiful pictures to remember the fun road trip you took. Most smartphones actually have really great cameras, meaning it’s easier than ever to take amazing photos with your phone. You won’t need any training, you just have to know how to turn on your phone, point it at a beautiful view, and snap a picture.

You’ll love having those photos easily accessible on your phone for you to post on social media immediately, rather than having to wait till you’re home to load them onto your computer before you’re able to share them. There are dozens of gorgeous road trip routes throughout the US that will provide you with breathtaking views. Just make sure that you have some emergency essentials in your car before you head out to remote locations!

Take a road trip without a destination

If you’ve never been farther East than Missouri, maybe it’s time for you to pack up your car with maps and snacks, and venture out to explore. A lot of the stress of taking a trip is the planning. You can remove that stress by merely deleting the planning from the equation. Drive until you reach somewhere you want to stay for the night and repeat the next day. This can be an especially fun idea if you’re wanting to explore one of the coasts.

Drive until you see the ocean, and then spend the next few days driving along the coast. This sort of trip will help you see multiple new states, and provide you with breathtaking views and an unforgettable experience. You can even pack a tent and some sleeping bags, so you won’t have to wait for highly inhabited cities to stop for the night. This also helps you save on the cost of hotels. Whether you have a specific destination in mind or not, make sure that you always practice safe travel habits.


Go on a haunted road trip

This is the perfect road trip for the fall. There are hundreds of haunted locations scattered throughout the country. Whether you believe in paranormal activity or not, it can still be fun to visit these spooky spots and hear the stories of ghosts and ghouls coming to haunt those that are still living.

For some, this kind of trip will leave them with goosebumps and a quickened heart rate, and for others, it will be a source of humor. No matter where on the spectrum you fall, it will not only be an entertaining and enjoyable trip, it will also be a chance for you to get to see more of the country and learn a little bit of history.

Plan a food-themed road trip

One fun road trip idea is to plan the entire trip around a particular food. For example, you could choose to travel to coffee shops you’d always wanted to visit throughout the East Coast. Your entire trip would be dedicated to stopping and trying drinks. This type of trip is great because instead of having one final destination, you have multiple destinations to look forward to, and there are all kinds of great cuisines that are specific to different regions in the United States.


Take a retro-themed road trip

America has a pretty universal love for retro-themed things, and you can find them by driving all across the country. Whether it is kitschy diners or classic cars, you’ll find that middle America is full of interesting retro things that can be the focus of a road trip. One interesting way that you can plan a retro trip is to use a camper to take along with you for the journey, which makes it easier to stay in many places without having to worry about hotels. To really add to the theme, you can use retro-styled campers, such an Airstream or even a teardrop camper.

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