Travel should be a fun experience and may involve more than just getting from point A to point B. The United States is a gigantic country, and you can see it extensively with various modes of travel. For your next adventure, you and your loved ones may want to consider a road trip.
What Are Reasons To Consider Road Trips?
Airports Are A Hassle
Sometimes a flight can’t be avoided, especially if you are going to another continent. Unfortunately, plane travel comes with long lines in the security and boarding areas. While you can also enjoy the airport bar during your flight delay, you can stop at several places for food or drinks during your road trip. Don’t drink and drive, of course!
Plane tickets can be expensive. As long as you have a car or access to one, your main travel expense is gas. While gas prices can fluctuate, it is still way cheaper than paying several hundred dollars for each ticket.
No Luggage Limit
Sure, you can bring your large bags on a flight – depending on your airline. Most airlines may allow one checked bag but will charge fees for extra bags or overweight bags. Some airlines only allow one personal item and a carry-on bag.
When you go on a road trip, you can take as many bags as you can pack in your vehicle. If your regular vehicle is on the small side, you can also rent or use Avail car sharing. Use this road trip to drive that Cherokee Jeep or RV of your dreams.
No Cramped Seats
A long trip in a car usually involves comfortable cushioned seats compared to the cramped ones on a plane. You can spread out in the backseat for a nap at any time or pull over and stretch your legs.
Spend Quality Time Together During Travel
While you can chat on an airplane, it may be difficult to have a private conversation. An airplane is packed with as many as a couple hundred people. If you don’t buy your tickets fast enough, your group may be spread out on the plane since seats can fill quickly.
If you go on a road trip, your party can talk and sing as loud as you want. If your friends want to sing the soundtrack to a Disney movie at 2 am – no problem. There are no strangers or flight crew to silence you or judge your music choices.
Get Food Whenever You Want
You can get a snack, drink, or meal on your flight. However, your choices are very limited, and you have to wait until designated meal times. Mealtime can happen at any time during a road trip.
Most highways have designated pitstops for truck drivers and other road trippers. Of course, you can stop anywhere you like – even have a meal or stay overnight at a hotel. Pack your food in portable coolers and create your own pitstop! Regardless of the season, take your car or borrow a suitable one and set out on the road for a fun bonding trip with family or friends.