How to Take a Spontaneous Road Trip

Do you enjoy traveling but hate doing all the planning necessary for a successful trip? Our team at Value Van & Car Rental completely understands. Planning and researching can be time-consuming and difficult; by the time you’re ready to hit the road, you’re already tired! This summer, why not try something a little different? We have put together a few tips so you can take a spontaneous road trip and skip the tedious planning. Read on to learn more!

How to Take a Spontaneous Road Trip

Make the Absolutely Necessary Plans

Okay, so it’s impossible not to make any plans when taking a road trip. However, it is possible to simplify plans and only make the absolutely necessary ones. These decisions typically include how long you plan to travel, which direction to drive, and what you’ll pack for your trip. Because it’s summer, you can typically rely on the weather to be pretty good wherever you end up, and, therefore, packing shouldn’t be a problem. We love the idea of picking a direction instead of a destination so you can see where the day takes you.

Don’t Be Afraid to Explore

Now when you hit the road, don’t be afraid to make stops and look for interesting things along the way. If you see a fun billboard advertising something your family would enjoy, check it out, even if it means taking a detour! Take your time, and don’t feel rushed; a spontaneous road trip allows you to experience things you would’ve otherwise just zoomed on past. When you’re hungry, look for a hip restaurant to try. Or buy food for a picnic at a farmer’s market. Have fun with it, and let the wind carry you.

Stop When You Get Tired

Finally, perhaps the best part of a spontaneous road trip is that you can stop when you get tired. Instead of trying to push through to make it to a certain destination for the night, you can find an open hotel and stop when you’re tired of driving for the day. Not only will you feel more rested and not so burnt out on driving, but you may also be able to find some good last-minute deals on hotel rooms this way.

If you’re ready to break the mold from traditional family vacations, try a spontaneous road trip in a rental car from Value Van & Car Rental. Contact us today in New Jersey at (908) 851-9595 to book a reservation.