the Road Trip of Your Dreams:
7 Keys to a Great Adventure
Getting There is All the Fun
If you are planning a road trip, your journey has
already begun. Don't forget to enjoy the anticipation!
of the area you'll be traveling in and hang
it on the wall. (Make sure it's one you can
write on or poke pins into.)
It's Your Trip
Tools to help you abound, but only you know how
much planning you need to feel comfortable, and
what your goals, vehicle, schedule, and budget are.
Remember to consider your traveling companions,
Get Ready to Gather Information
Suggestions come from many sources. If you're looking
for ideas you won't find in a guidebook, tell everyone
you know you're planning a road trip!
Set up files to store info on your computer,
and organize a box or file drawer to hold
printed materials and maps.
Participate in the Great
American Road Trip Forum
You'll find a friendly community here, with members
from all over North America and the world, eager
to answer questions and give advice.
To post messages on the forum, you will have
to register, but you're welcome to read postings
without registering. You can also use the
forum's search utility to find exactly what
you're looking for. Questions? Just
ask the moderator.
Use This Site, Other Sites, and All Available Resources
Even though many Web sites provide automatic trip
planning utilities, none offer everything you need
at the click of a mouse. Use them as additional
resources, but don't expect them to take the place
of your own research. Take advantage of the materials
and services your local library and auto club may
Hit the Road!
At last, the moment you've been waiting for...
Remember that getting there is all the fun,
even if your trip takes some unexpected turns.
After all, that's when a trip becomes an adventure.
|7. Endless Highways
The trip doesn't have to end when you're back in
your own garage. Share your experiences, and become
one of those marvelous people who helped you back
when you were just starting out! And, of course,
begin planning your next trip...