A couple of months ago I was invited to join TWIN: Toyota Women’s Influencer Network. It is such an honor and privilege to have joined a community supporting a brand that I so passionately believe in. Over the upcoming months you will see more posts regarding my relationship with TWIN, however, in my fifth post of the series I thought I would reflect upon a road trip I took my then Toyota 4 Runner on. You can read my other posts of the series here, here, here, and here.
Is there anything more adventurous than an epic road trip? Before I moved to New York City from San Diego and sold my car, I decided to take a 2 week drive along Highway 1; starting from San Diego all the way up to the Oregon border and back down again (with a little side-trip to Mexico included).
The only rules of the trip: there would be no set agenda and I could stop whenever and wherever my heart so desired!
While I was sad to leave San Diego, I was also excited to begin my new life in New York City. However, before I left I wanted to see more of California, as I had no idea when I would ever be back on the West Coast.
Prior to beginning my journey on Highway 1, I went to Barnes & Noble and bought 2 essentials: Lonely Planet’s Coastal California guide and Jack Kerouac’s On the Road (via CD’s). Both contributed to this trip in countless ways.
I have to admit that growing up I ignorantly imagined that all of the beautiful and important things to see in life existed in foreign lands. After seeing the majestic landscapes of California, I quickly realized that America also contains some of the world’s treasures.
What was your favorite road trip and/or which one is your heart set on one day embarking upon?
Disclosure: I was selected for participation in the TWIN community through a program with Clever Girls Collective. I did not receive any compensation for writing this post, or payment in exchange for participating. The opinions expressed herein are mine, and do not reflect the views of the Toyota.