The Road Trip Concept
What exactly defines a road trip? Is it simply sitting in a car as hours turn into days? Does it need to be on an iconic route that’s blogged about all over the Internet?
In its most basic sense, a road trip is a journey taken on roads and traveling long distances by automobile. The first documented automobile road trip was taken by Bertha Benz (wife of Karl Benz, inventor of the first patented motor car), who traveled 66 miles in Germany in 1888. Since that time, road trips have evolved into an enduring and nostalgic travel tradition that’s also practical, affordable, and fun. Countless movies have revolved around legendary road trips and immortalized their place in modern history. And if you’re looking for road trip ideas, you’re in the right place!
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Advantages of Road Tripping
Whether you detest airports, are on a strict budget, or prefer to travel at your own pace, road trips have many advantages over other forms of travel. Here are just a few examples:
Road Trip Considerations
However, your ease of travel definitely depends upon the destination you plan to explore on your road trip. Here are a few things to consider before hopping in the car and powering on the ignition:
Road tripping is a great way to cut travel costs and see the world on a budget. Here are some money-saving road trip tips to keep in mind for your journey:
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Planning Your Trip
As with many aspects of travel, road trips can be as spontaneous or as planned out as you want them to be. So whether you plug an address into your GPS or just hit the open road with no destination in mind, always make sure to travel safe, smart, and with an open mind.
Need some inspiration? Check out our road trip suggestions in all corners of the globe.