That moment you’ve been working toward is finally here. You’ve raised all of your children and they are ready to go out into the world on their own! Congratulations! While some couples might feel a sense of loss at becoming an “empty nester,” our team at Value Van and Car Rental believes it’s a cause for celebration. After all, it’s a big achievement! However, now the questions is, what should you do with all your free time? We’ve got the answer to that too – take a road trip! Listed below are a few tips to keep in mind as you head out on your first road trip as empty nesters.
If it’s been a while sense you’ve done much traveling, we recommend starting out with a destination that is pretty close to home. This way, instead of worrying about packing and finding a place to stay, you can spend some time in a new place and drive back home all in one day.
Take the Road Less Traveled
The best part about traveling without kids is that you can really enjoy the journey as much as the destination. With no children in the backseat whining about being bored, hungry, in need of a restroom break, or annoyed with their siblings, you can take your time and see parts of the country that are lesser known. Whether you’re traveling alone or with a partner, take all the time you need to see the sights, try new restaurants, and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Consider Your Vehicle
Depending on the type of vehicle you drive, you might want to consider renting a car for your road trip. Some vehicles simply are not made for long trips and are better left at home in the garage. Instead, rent a car that gets great gas mileage, is meticulously maintained, and has had a recent oil change. Additionally, when you rent a car, you can rest assured that all the fluids are refilled and the lights are in working order. This will reduce the chance of getting stranded on the road.