If you’re like us (and if you’re reading this blog you probably are) you like to travel! Who doesn’t right? Well maybe you don’t have the cash money or the time off for a big international trip with flights etc. No problem, because roadtrips are about as American as Apple Pie and this upcoming weekend is literally the best shot you’ll have at the roadtrip of your dreams for a long while! What better way to truly get patriotic with your understanding of This Great Land than to pack up the car and go? So in honor of road trip season officially kicking off we thought we’d put together a list of our top 5 reasons why you should get out there and drive!
-Go meet people.
With the ubiquitous presence of social media these days it’s way better to meet randoms than it was in generations before. Embrace the open road and open up your social networks to include new people who you meet along the way and you’ll be surprised how many times down the road (pun intended) those random road trip contacts who shared a drink with you at the hotel you booked, or a drink at the dive bar on route 66, will come in handy later on in life!
-See the USA:
The only thing more patriotic than these shorts is to drive around this wide open plain and get to know her one on one. The United States provides a unique opportunity to visit what should be different countries without needing a passport. Explore different climates, different cultures and different lifestyles from beach to shining beach.
-Do crazy things while you can:
“You Only Live Once” as the kiddies say these days. Embrace the risk factor and stare fear in the face with the wide open road while you are still (feeling?) young and have very little to nothing to lose. Having said this don’t take a risk on hotels and book the right hotel using OLSET <—shameless plug time!
-Too many tools!
There’s never been more free tools for roadtripping than there are now. Long gone are the days of needing paper maps to get you places. There’s a gazillion comprehensive lists on what apps to travel with but we love www.roadtrippers.com the most! If you need a specific road trip idea because you’re a foodie or a historical buff RoadTrippers has you covered! Now if you need to find great hotels along your trip we think you know where to go. Sign up to OLSET, make a traveler profile and we will match hotels to you in every city where you need to crash…and all while you’re still driving!
-Enjoy the music baby!
If there’s anything we love about a road trip it’s the soundtracks! With all the incredible options for streaming music (Google just bought Songza by the way) there should be no shortage of awesome tunes to guide you down the PCH or Route 80! One major tip here, don’t overdo the playlist beforehand…it’s better to be spontaneous and just pick an online radio station and hit random…sit back and enjoy the road!
If you’re roadtripping this month please send us your pics and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org we will share the best ones!!
The OLSET Team