Noah and I love going on summer road trips. We like to sometimes just get in the car and drive. It was something I also enjoyed doing before I was a mom. We also go on planned road trips. We like to take short road trips where we just drive until we find something cool and check it out. Some of them are day trips to state parks or close amusement parks. Other times we stay over in a hotel depending on where we are and what we want to do. I have some great memories of just driving or unexpected road trips where my friends and I just picked up and went to Florida. This was before I had Noah and it was such a fun trip. We were able to go to Daytona and to Fort Lauderdale. Sometimes travel can help clear your mind and heal your soul.
It’s so easy to figure out where you are with maps on your smartphone. You don’t really have to worry about getting lost, although sometimes that can be part of the fun. You can book a hotel on your smartphone and don’t have to stop at multiple hotels in search of a vacancy and end up in the Bates Motel. I recommend reading the reviews or staying in a chain that you know is nice. However, sometimes there will be a hotel room that will not be what you are used to. If you are able to offer a service you could even travel and help those in need. You don’t have to be a doctor or a nurse you could just help with clean up or even bring supplies to disaster victims. You can definitely make a difference and teach your kids how to help others.
Traveling doesn’t have to be something you spend weeks planning for, you can decide to go somewhere and leave the next day or even the same day.
For more ideas for Summer Road Trips check out this article.