Top Things To Include In Your Road Trip Itinerary

October 5, 2018

There is no easier way to explore the world and feast your eyes on scenic adventure than a road trip. No matter where you are going, the freedom of traveling by a motor vehicle gives you the ultimate liberty to discover places, people and culture at a time that is most convenient for you and your travel buddies.

While you want to get lost and discover on your own, a detailed and well-planned itinerary can help you maximize the time you spent on the road, prepare you financially and provide a guide towards a scenic adventure.

An itinerary should always provide you flexibility, not rush you to see and do everything for such a limited time. Planning ahead solves this problem and will give you ample time to drive carefully, instead of being pressured to speed up so you can check on all the places.

Of course, your itinerary should fit the length of your time, your choices of how long to stay at a particular spot and your overall budget.

Accommodation is also key since it affects your cost and travel time. Search for local motels or check on tips on how to RV on a budget if you plan to sleep outside.

To help you plan the best trip, here are top things you can include during your travel on the road:

Do Not Skip StreetFood or Local Delicacies

Traveling is not just confined about seeing places. It is also an opportunity for a gastronomic adventure. Each place offers delectable dishes you cannot savor in fine dining. So do not miss the unique flavors of the best meals being served in the street or by cheap local diners.

Tasting these crowd favorites is also like traversing the place. Instead of eating inside your campervans or an elite restaurant, you can try a quick comfort food, and at the same time, save on costs.

Sleep Under the Stars

Snoozing in a motel or inside your campervan truly brings comfort after a loaded day of mixed activities. But in the great outdoors, sleeping under the stars once or a few times in your life is a treasure.

If the weather is perfect, then there is nothing to worry about sleeping without a roof. You can also set up a bonfire to keep you warm when the cold breeze is there to stay. Pitch your tent to the perfect location. Be dazzled by the shimmering sky. And sleep as nature’s melodies sing you a lullaby.

Touch A Bit of History

Each place is a history book of interesting stories. It might be as big as taking part in shaping a nation or as cute as learning how the name of the place was given. You cannot drop by historical landmarks, ruins or museums, and make some inquiries to the locals. You will definitely be amused by these stories, even the stirring accounts of haunted houses.

Sunset and Sunrise

Want to experience something amazing for free? Then, watch as the beautiful sunrise sends down its magnificent rays and the breathtaking color palette and cotton candy skies when it bows down to the moon. Ask the locals where you can find the perfect spot to watch the dusk and dawn.

The Mountains

If you do not have much time to spend, and can only go one place, then head out to the mountains. The flora and fauna are rich. There is a limitless view of the unbelievable landscape that seemed perfectly painted by a genius. And there are numerous dramatic scenes to be in awe at — the stillness of the lakes, the blooming flowers in color patterns, the glade among the towering trees and the natural grandeur of the meadows.

Do not miss the beauty and splendor a road trip grants. Experience them at their finest. They are all free. This time, let the nature’s noises be the ones you hear, not the hustle and bustle of the metro life you feed on daily. Go and take the road less traveled.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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