There is just “something” about packing up an RV rental and setting out on the open road. The wind in your hair, your favorite music playing, and the excitement of knowing there are beautiful destinations ahead of you. While cliché, it’s true; there is really something special about road tripping that you don’t really get from any other type of travel.
From driving an RV rental that offers you comfort and eliminates the need for booking hotels to the great places that you’ll visit, road tripping across the country is a great experience for many. If you have yet to do a cross-country road trip, there are many reasons why you should.
The following are just a few of the things you’ll learn as you get to know more about your country through a cross-country road trip:
- You’ll realize how different places can be from state to the next. The U.S. is one big country and while we are all Americans, there are differences as you go from one place to the next. For example, you’ll find the south to be deserving of the nickname “Bible belt” while northerners may offer as much southern charm as the lower states. From the good to the bad, you’ll learn how unique each place can be.
- You’ll see how we are all the same. While there are differences in states and cities, there are also similarities. Sometimes we forget that we are all humanity, and when it comes to the U.S.A, there are many things that unite us as one. From our determination to do our best in life to our concern about helping others, when you road trip, you learn to pay attention to the similarities that lie within all of us.
- You’ll find that this country has more history than you thought. It’s easy to forget just how much history our country has. It may not date back as far as Europe’s history, but you can be sure that there are plenty of fascinating places to discover that bear witness to times gone past. From the Alamo to the Liberty Bell, there is a plethora of historical sites to see all across the country.
- You’ll learn how to adapt to the unexpected. Sometimes things happen, even with all the best planning and preparation. One thing that a lengthy road trip will teach you is to just go with the flow. You meant to stay the night in one city but the traffic was too bad in the previous one for you to be able to make it? That’s okay. Stay in the one you’re in. As you go, you’ll learn that as much as you want to stick to plans, it isn’t always possible.
- You’ll discover how beautiful the country is. There is nothing that lets you appreciate the beauty of a country as much as driving through it. Taking a flight may be a quick way to get from one place to the next, but boy, driving through the country is a beautiful experience. You’ll be able to appreciate this when you do your first cross-country road trip.
- You’ll appreciate things that you have back home. Something that you may learn as you go is that you love what you have back home. While you may see some pretty iconic places along the way, chances are you may see others that aren’t quite so much. A road trip can always make you miss home, but in a good way.
- If traveling with friends, you’ll build memories that will last a lifetime and can strengthen your friendship. This holds true for both family and friends. Whoever you travel with, it’s going to be an experience. For the most part, traveling with friends can be a lot of fun, especially when you live amazing experiences together.
- You’ll find out just how many songs you actually know the lyrics to. Maybe you didn’t realize that you remember every one of Britney Spears’s songs or you love jamming out to Nickelback (said no one ever). After this road trip is through, you’ll probably realize just how many music genres you’re actually into.
- You should always set out more prepared than you think you should be. Those who don’t like to prepare may find that a road trip can teach them just how important it is to do so. Side note: make sure that you set off prepared with everything you may or may not need for a safe and fun experience.
- You know how to leave your comfort zone. You’ll learn that trying new things isn’t as hard as it seems. From participating in activities in new towns to hiking in new places, there will be a whole lot of opportunities to step outside of your comfort zone.
If you’re ready to see how much you’ll learn from an experience of a cross-country road trip, pack up your RV rental and head on out to discover what’s out there waiting for you.