Fall is a great time of year to hit the open road regardless of where you live. Whether you’re headed across the country, or just cruising around close to home, it’s an adventure many of us have enjoyed since we were first licensed to drive.
Where to Go?
What is it that you enjoy when you’re out on the road? Interesting country roads? Beautiful views? Maybe it’s a destination such as a state or national park? Or a restaurant or two that you’ve heard of?
If you’re not sure or need some inspiration, check with the state tourism website to find some local road trips you might have overlooked in the past.
Regardless of where you’re heading, you might want to take some time to plan ahead to ensure a good time and a memorable experience.
- Call to make sure your destination is open and available
- Book hotel rooms before you leave home
- Check for road construction
- Check the weather to make sure your plans are not going to be washed out
On the other hand, just heading out with your bags packed with no particular plans can turn out to be some of the most fun and memorable times as well!
If you know where you’re going, don’t leave the driveway without making sure your car is safe, and you’re prepared for the unexpected. Here’s a short list of things you might want to have ready:
Safety equipment including road flares, flashlight, and jumper cables
- An emergency supply of water and food
- An extra blanket, and rain gear
- A first aid kit
- Your proof of insurance card
While it’s fun to share pictures of your trip on social media, it’s a good idea to wait until you’re back home before doing so. Sharing the fact that your home is empty and you are miles away may result in some unwanted guests.
Life is too short not to take the time to enjoy life. And now that you know where you’re going and have prepared for the unexpected – have fun!