It’s the first day of summer, so it’s the perfect time to start thinking about road trips. Whether you have a weekend for exploring, or a whole month to see the sights, all great road trips have the same key components:
- Great music — the road trip is one of the great themes in American music. It’s easy to create your own vacation soundtrack.
- Great company — road trips solidify relationships. You’ll be creating memories that will warm your heart for a lifetime.
- Funky roadside stops — it’s not a successful road trip until you’ve seen the World’s Largest Something.
- Beautiful scenery — go someplace you’ve never been before. See the parts of the country that few people have seen. Explore the unfamiliar.
My most recent road trip took me on a journey through America’s wild west. I started in Montana, then went down into Wyoming through Yellowstone National Park. Road trips are the only way to see this part of the country, because it’s so vast, and you’re doing yourself a major disservice if you just fly to Yellowstone, spend a week in the park, and head home without seeing what the surrounding areas have to offer — ghost towns, college towns, rodeo, old west saloons, breweries, haunted hotels, dinosaurs, white water adventures, and views you have to see to believe.
I’m not going to try to cram two weeks of adventure into one blog post. I will do my best to virtually recreate my wild west road trip over my next few installments. For now, I will share a song that should be on every road trip playlist: