For many, taking a break from a demanding work career has become inevitable. It is best appreciated when a holiday availed for this purpose, is well spent. Many people are of the opinion that travellers prefer air travel in order to save time and hence, the epic road trip in America has become a thing of past. But things are the other way round. Despite the fact that there is a declining trend in take a ride in a car just to witness “On the road” feel, most of the Americans prefer road travel for vacations regardless of however small, the duration of vacation is. Americans are apparently in favor of taking the road for frequent though shorter family visits or vacations. The reason is simple. The enticement of the road is irrefutable, rather eternal; it almost looks as if it is rooted in one’s own maquillage.
Here are a few things about American road trip, which can be of good use in optimizing the experience on the roads of America.
1. The car should be cleaned before and during the road trip
It’s essential to take time, every couple of days during and prior to the trip for it can be a day filled with regret when the traveller fails to use the Shop – Vac. Avoid accumulating junk that drives one crazy in the near quarter which describe a road trip.
2. Have a flexible and convenient plan
Driving significant distances means that delays are inevitable. Apparently, in the recent past, “Bridge Out” signboards are a rare sight but not “Road Work Ahead, Merge to One Lane” signboards. Never over schedule the trip for it can be a trap where the traveller has to slog during the last few miles after the intention to sleep props up. In that case, the hotel reservation made originally has to be cancelled to pay for another hotel, which is located, much ahead of the actually planned destination.
On the other hand, it is equally undesirable to go for a road trip without a plan. A few road trip destinations in America require reservations to be made well in advance in order to visit the place without any hassle.
3. Get off the highway but watch for the Blue Highway
Adhering to the schedule while having a particular destination in mind is a must in order to hit the roads and view the country. Despite spending some time on back roads is worth an effort, a few “Blue Highways” are no better than never-ending strip malls.
4. Anticipate trouble spots
When there are grinding miles that are assured in front of the road trip, it’s not so uncommon to oneself in a wrong place at a wrong time. For instance, attempting to cross the Hudson River during peak hours, or moving across the lengthy bridges to Key West on a memorial weekend or a Friday afternoon can be cumbersome.
5. Division of Labor is the need of hour
Long distances can be tiring when one attempts to do all the work by him. Divide the work accordingly among the travelling partners who are good at doing respective things. For instance, some may be well versed in navigation, but others can’t read the map even if they’ve attempted to. Likewise, few people may be good in planning meals while others are no better than carrying a bag of junk food for the meal. Hence, things get done efficiently when such delegations are made that add up to the satisfaction of all.