There is a unique sense of romance that only a road trip can bring. It might feel hard to grasp when you are arguing about whether you should or shouldn’t be overtaking that lorry that you have been stuck behind for the past 20 minutes, but if you look closely enough it is there and worth cherishing. So that is why you should, perhaps despite your better judgement, go on a road trip with the person you love more than anyone else on earth – your partner.
1. Quality time together
Ay yes, quality time. What exactly does that mean? Well, what it means is time together that is free of distraction. Taking the time to plan a road trip together, to map out your route, plan your stops and enjoy looking forward to it, is enough to bring you closer together on its own. But once you actually get to spend some time on the open road together, you will have time to talk. Really talk. Not necessarily about deep and meaningful issues in your life, but just to talk without interruption and without work or daily life getting in the way, and that is genuinely priceless for any relationship.
You will be spending plenty of time in the car, so as part of your planning, make sure you pack plenty of travel snacks, such as fresh fruit and nuts, and also think of some games you can play along the route – preferably ones that will make you both laugh.
2. Constantly changing scenery
Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery to re-energise your spirit. The drudgery of the daily commute can be tough to stomach day after day after day. And if you work from home, you just crave a different view from time to time. A road trip is a fantastic way to bring a freshness to your existence. Every day you will see enriching new views, visit new places and meet new people. All of these things bring us together and make our lives feel exciting again.
3. Cost effective
If you want, it can be cost-effective. And if you want to blow the budget you can do that too. Because ultimately you are the masters of your own destiny by deciding where you stay, where you eat and what you do. So, sit down with your partner when you are in the planning phase and decide what your budget is and then plan your entire trip around it.