The optimum period for sharing endearing moments with friends and viewing the world through your own eyes is Spring Break, the short vacation enjoyed by students between March and April each year. It is the one vacation of the year, for which most use driving as an appropriate mode of transportation as it usually proves to be cheaper with shorter distances and when the cost of gas is shared among fellow travelers. Unfortunately, the responsibility of driving is only upheld by the person behind the wheel and not the passengers, leaving many to entertain themselves if others are not being social or providing any entertainment. Surviving those miraculously tiresome trips is not easy for those of us that are not usually on the road for days at a time, but there is a secret to the madness.
Before any trip is taken, it is expected that everyone is in a rush to gather those items not bought or complete and those last minute errands that were expected to be complete prior to departing for a vacation. Driving all day before leaving may leave you feeling a bit tired and literally operating off of the excitement gained from your expectations of the vacation. Planning becomes very important in reference to preparing physically and mentally for a trip especially when a trip is more than two hours and if there are no plans to take turns driving take as many breaks as needed to walk around and admire the scenery.
- Snack Time
One of the best way to survive any car ride is to run down to your local convenience store and invest $15.00 in as much foods and drinks that are bad in health, but great in taste as they will assist in keeping you from falling asleep and focused on the task at hand as falling asleep and analyzing an issue in relation to events that do not surround your journey may cause you to drift on the road. In addition, eating is one of the funniest activities that occur on road trips, so that diet and good developed eating habit may be ignored in the name of fun and relaxation.
- The Sounds from Childhood
Conversing about life’s current happenings, snacking, and playing an assortment of games is one way to stay entertained, but one bond is a travel down memory lane by singing all the songs that you obsessed over during your younger years. Singing every song that the younger you loved may last for hours at a time. This experience has the ability to fuel some disagreements in regards to the best and worst songs to have ever been produced and a discussion of various emotions recaptured by the lyrics that enticed you in the first place.
- People of Impulse
The people that make the most amazing road trips are people of impulse, they understand the significance of spontaneity which creates many events or activities that will forever be remembered and brought up in discussions about past trips. People of impulse tend to embrace most opportunities for craziness making the trip feel more like a vacation than a scheduled school field trip.
The key to any road trip above anything is to have be safe and have fun. Enjoy your Spring Break!
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