If you love roadtripping, chances are the opportunity is going to come along for an unplanned, spontaneous roadtrip. Of course you are going to have many trips that you spend months planning out, going over every detail in terms of gear, destinations, and routes. When the time comes for spontaneous trip, however, the planning stage is much shorter so you have to plan fast and to be spontaneous on the journey in order to make the best of it. There really is nothing like loading up the RV rental on a moments notice and hitting he road with no real plan of action other than to enjoy yourself on the journey.
When it comes to specific tips for the unplanned roadtrip, you will want to be flexible and not so worried about routes and timetables. Many travelers prefer the spontaneous trip since they are free of the constraints of a planned trip and can fully experience the road and all the adventures and pleasures it has in store. In order to fully enjoy your spontaneous road experience, make sure to follow the below tips.
Missing Your Destination Is Ok
You may have a general destination in mind for your trip, but if you get distracted along the way by other places and activities then don’t sweat it. This is what the unplanned roadtrip is all about. Chances are you may come across a destination that is even more enjoyable that the one you originally had in mind. If you worry too much about making it to your original destination, you can lose all enjoyment in your travels. So take it as it comes and don’t worry too much if you don’t make it to the places you had in mind in the beginning.
Keep Your Eyes Open
Most of the best destinations along the road won’t originally be on your radar. This is why you should keep your eyes open along the way for any places or activities that look good to you. Be prepared to stop at a moment’s notice and check out whatever comes along the way. This is truly the best way to make the most out of your spontaneous roadtrip.
Keep Your Route Loose
The cool thing about spontaneous trips is how you can be free and clear of the restrictive routes and timetables that make up the planned trip. On an unplanned trip, if you see a road that looks cool then by all means take it. This is the best way to discover out of the way destinations and offbeat attractions.
Plan To Be Off The Grid
Since you will be travelling on backroads into unknown destinations, you may end up losing cell phone service. This “off the grid” style of travel is half the fun of the spontaneous journey. Don’t be nervous about these temporary slips off the grid, since your enjoyment will be enhanced by knowing that you are off the radar and having fun for from the constraints of the real world.
On an unplanned roadtrip, it is fine to be lost, off the radar, and flying free. Keep this in mind and you are sure to have a great time on your journey.