Why Car Travel is the Only Travel: Three Reasons to Embark on a Roadtrip

September 24, 2019

If you’re planning a trip to a foreign country or even a part of your home country that you aren’t familiar with, it’s well worth setting the train schedule aside and embarking on a road trip. While it can be intimidating to hire a car and drive on unfamiliar roads, you’ll learn more about the place than you would on a guided tour or public transport. What’s more, you’ll have better opportunities to connect with your fellow travelers (and yourself).

If you need more convincing, here are three great reasons to embark on a road trip next time you head off on an adventure.

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You Get to Make a Playlist

That’s right: your authentic road trip only starts when you hit ‘play’ on that tape recorder (or, let’s be real: these days it’s going to be a Spotify playlist and wind the windows down for some movie-worthy road trip tunes. Nothing beats cruising along a highway with good friends, listing to songs that will form the soundtrack to your amazing road trip memories once you get home. And don’t worry if not everyone in the car agrees about what music to play: one of the great joys of the road trip is fighting over what song to play next.

The Joy of the Detour

Even the best-planned road trips will always produce opportunities to change your plans and discover something you hadn’t anticipated. Why? Because not everything good appears on Google maps or Tripadvisor. (Arguably, the best stuff doesn’t!) Say you’re taking advantage of Perth Car Rental Deals and you’re heading along the coast towards Albany, you might give a lift to a fellow traveler who directs you to some amazing attraction in Peerabeelup that you’d never heard of. Driving your own car means you’re free to swing off the highway and take in the smaller towns and lesser-known attractions you wouldn’t otherwise get to see.

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You’re in the Driving Seat

Quite literally, one of the top reasons to do a road trip when you’re visiting a dream destination is that you get to decide where you want to go, when you want to leave, what route you want to take, and also how quickly (or slowly!) you want to get there. Whether you’re heading from LA to Miami, or London to Manchester, forget bus timetables and train-times, which often fall at inconvenient moments and limit your ability to do spontaneous things. For example, if you wake up one morning and the sun is shining, you might prefer to head out on a hike, rather than pack up and get to the bus stop on time for you’re the next leg of your journey. If you’re road-tripping on your own schedule, you can do that, and just catch up the time later on in your journey.

Whether you’re traveling on a tight budget or can afford to splash out, a road trip is still the best way to experience a new place. If you’re heading on an adventure soon, these excellent reasons to hit the highway will have you canceling those bus tickets!

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