There are so many reasons to go on family vacations. It’s an excellent way to introduce your kids to the world and expose them to different cultures and ways of life. It’s an unforgettable experience that will result in the creation of lifelong memories. Best of all, it’s a wonderful way to strengthen your family bond.
If you’re thinking of taking your family on a holiday soon, a family road trip might be the perfect trip for you. It sounds pretty simple: everyone piles into the car and then you drive out through the country. It’s actually much more special and exciting than that because it’s a chance to explore and find your own adventures wherever you want to look.
Not yet convinced that a road trip is the right vacation for your family? Here are some reasons why your next trip should be a road trip.
You Set Your Own Pace
If you’ve got an itinerary that includes flights, you can’t just decide when to take those. You’re stuck to a strict schedule and you have to plan the rest of your trip around that. There’s no room to stop along the way to the airport if you see something interesting, and there’s definitely no stopping along the way once you’re in the air.
With a car, you can. There’s much more flexibility when you’re on a road trip. If you want to make a detour, or if your kid is having a tantrum and you need to deal with it, you can adjust your schedule easily and plan around it. Plus, you can decide whether you want to take your time through some areas and skip others. Everything is up to you and your family.
You Can Save Some Money
Yes, gas is expensive, but if you’re skipping out on flights and all the related costs of flying (like paying for a cab to get to the airport and buying expensive airport meals or snacks), you end up saving some money on your trip.
Road trips become even more affordable if you get a motorhome rental because then you can also skip out on hotels. Your motorhome is your accommodation as well as your travel, meaning you can find places off the beaten path and sleep under the stars. Plus, if you get a full-size RV that includes a kitchen, you can cook your own meals too.
It’s a Way to Create Your Own Adventure
It’s just like that classic shot of a lone convertible car driving along an empty two-lane highway in the middle of nowhere. Nothing but you, your family, the open road, and the fresh air. Where you go is entirely up to you, and it’s all about creating and finding your own adventures. You can map out a detailed route, or you can vaguely pick an end destination and see what you can find along the way. Your road trip is a vacation that’s entirely built around however you and your family like to travel and sightsee.
If you’re renting a motorhome for your road trip, you have even more freedom to explore. You can park it overnight at campsites in the middle of the mountains or forest and fall asleep under the stars. In the morning, you will wake up to a spectacular landscape view. It’s an amazing way to decompress and enjoy everything your trip can offer.