I’m no fan of commuting, but I’ve always liked doing summer road trips. Packing the car, cranking up some tunes, and heading out into the great unknown has been a part of my summer ever since getting out of college.
As I finish packing for my move to San Francisco and impending career change, I’m taking a moment to reflect on why, exactly, I find summer journeys like this so fun. Why doesn’t this feel like work? Why do I look forward to trips like this for months in advance?
Here’s what gets me pumped about taking off on a good road trip:
#1 – The Excitement of the Unknown
The allure of the open road is a real thing for me. I love watching my familiar surroundings melt away in my rearview mirror. My mind races with infinite new adventures. Taking in the world as it morphs from plains to mountains connects with something deep within me.