By Montana Grant

Posted: May 5, 2018

“Get your motor running, head out on the highway, looking for adventure or whatever comes your way!” Steppenwolf had the right idea. Humans are pioneers, immigrants, and yes travelers. Many of us are never happy to stay in one place.

Not everyone likes to travel. Many settlers were just that. They settled and stayed put. Montana is populated with the descendants of pioneers that wanted a better and more free way of living.

Where do we go on a Road Trip? Come up with a plan or destination, then wing it. The best memories are the ones that were spontaneous. We overcame a problem, discovered something new, or wandered into a fun adventure. Meeting new folks is also fun.

Road Tripping is a great way to connect with family and friends. Catching up with each other’s lives and stories. Leave the technology home except for the camera and music. “Tunes” enhance the drive. This is when you crank up traveling music. It may be rock n Roll or great classics. Maybe an audio book would be your choice. No Texting, Twitting, or Talking on your cell phone.

Come up with some games. Maybe create your own version of “Cash Cab”, a unique Trivia game. Come up with a Scavenger Hunt, or another planned activity. Whatever you do, it will become infectious and fun.

Food and drinks are important when road trekking. Have a Goodie Box and special drinks. Try to create new snacks or try beverages that are different. Maybe some new type of soda or homemade special blend. It is not necessary to say that alcohol has no place on a road trip.

Having a picnic basket is perfect when you must stop. Somehow packed homemade sandwiches just taste better when on the road. Maybe have a salad/ sandwich buffet ready to go. A fleet of Tupperware containers can be set out and a make your own lunch is ready to go. There are plenty of fun places to pull over and have a quick lunch. Take a few camp chairs and a folding table.

The most important thing is to relax and have fun!

Montana Grant

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