• The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust

Go on a Road Trip



You’re young and, therefore, obligated to do crazy things

You have to take advantage of your youth; you must take advantage of the fact that the only obligations you have at a young age are to yourself. Because when you get older, time exists in a vacuum. Your job becomes something you just can’t leave whenever you want to, and then you might get married and have kids, which means two other people now must factor into every decision you make. You can’t just tell them, “BRB. Mommy/ Daddy is going on a road trip to experience some life stuff.” In a way, you’ve lost some of your personal freedom. So if you have the opportunity to skip out on your life for a certain period of time, do it! Ditch all of your obligations to create some amazing memories. Nothing says “I’m young, I’m free, and I do what I want!” quite like a road trip does. Note: If you ever actually do say something like that, make sure “Baba O’Riley” is playing. Epic song for an epic moment.

You need a vacation

Sometimes life can feel like Groundhog Day, doesn’t it? You have the same routine day in and day out, and you find yourself feeling bored and stressed at the same time. It’s clear that you need a vacation but you don’t have the money to stay in some posh hotel at some exotic location for ten days. Besides, you need a different type of vacation, one that will be exciting and CPR you back to life. Let’s face it, laying poolside for a week might be fun but it doesn’t exactly do wonders for the soul. Going on a road trip, however, would be the perfect solution to your Groundhog Day woes. You’d get to be in a new location every single day, if not every few hours, and you’d also be exposed to different slices of life — road trips are actually like eating a Life Pie when you think about it — which will help you gain perspective and clarity about where you are in your own life. It’s about adventure and not tied completely to work and technology, which is something everyone needs at some point in their lives.

It looks like so much fun when they do it in the movies!

I can’t write a post about road trips without mentioning the seminal film Crossroads, which starred Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana, and my personal Jesus, Taryn “Boomkat” Manning. If you’re unfamiliar with the plot, allow me to explain! Britney Spears plays a girl who has just graduated high school and is searching for her birth mom. She reunites with her childhood friends, White Trash With A Baby On The Way But I Want To Be A Singer Bye (Taryn Manning) and I’m Engaged And Underaged That’s It Because My Role Is Underwritten (Zoe Saldana). Together, the three girls set out on a road trip and have plenty of laughs and tears along the way. Britney’s birth mom turns out to be Samantha from Sex and the City (hey girl!) and Taryn Manning loses her baby after falling down a flight of stairs. But hey! Britney Spears discovers that she’s a performer and an okay singer so that’s fun for everyone!

You just want to have an excuse to make a road trip playlist, don’t you?

Everyone knows that the best place to listen to music is in a car with your friends going to some great destination. People go crazy though over deciding who gets to be in charge of the iPod. “I want to DJ this powerful moment! You can get the next one!” Making a playlist for a road trip is an epic undertaking (hopefully I’ve given you some good suggestions already!) but it’s worth it. Because when a song comes on at that perfect moment, it’s like pure ecstasy for your earbuds. Sample road trip playlist titles can include “I’m In California And I Just Want To Listen to Beach Songs” and “My Friend And I Just Had A Tiff So Here’s Some Mellow Stuff To Chill Us Both Out!”

You’re doing this for love… or something

You know that romantic saying, “I’ll meet you to the ends of the earth”? Well, it really just means, “I’ll take a road trip to go visit my BF/ GF because I miss them so much, oh my god!” Traveling to see someone you love seems like a great reason to go on a road trip. Truthfully, I’m not sure if people ever do it anymore. It seems like the grand romantic gesture has died a fiery death but you can singlehandedly revive it with your dedication and love! Surprise your beau by just showing up at their doorstep. “Peekaboo!” you’ll scream through the screen door. “Guess who just came all this way to see you?!”


Success stories

Marilyn García

Jun 07 at 22:00 pm
I went on a roadtrip, our destiny was Comayagua. So, my classmates and I didn't flung any class on our first semester during Senior year; our teachers decided to gave us a free week ( the week teachers had programmed for recup ).The trip took about 3-4 hours, very entertained and the best part of it was that we really enjoyed it, obviously we needed a break. By the way I learned so much about some of my classmates that I really got impressed. As soon as we arrived our destiny we went to the central park, visited a museum, the cathedral, buy stuff from there etc. I really enjoyed the time that I spent with my best friends, we stayed in comayagua one night and spend 2 days. It was priceless the moment we were returning to our city, because somehow we knew we won't repeat it (high school is not coming back). We laugh a lot, and watch many strange things like for example: we were playing a game of guessing and one of our classmates was looking at the window and notice something ... "hey ya'll look at the name of that motel " And the name was... " my first time" you can't imagine how much we laugh. So, this road trip gave me so many good memories and a good time.

Fiona Mc Auliffe

Dec 09 at 02:22 am
Did a roadtrip with two friends from Missoula, Montana to Queens, New York. Took us 15 days with many stops to see the sights.

Gary Betts

Nov 07 at 08:06 am
1,500 mile trip through 5 states of America. Starting off in LA and travelling east. Visiting Moab, Phoenix, Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and finally Las Vegas. Here we spent 3 days 'relaxing' and meeting some awesome people along the way. An amazing experience

Clarissa Russell

Jan 13 at 23:37 pm
we went all over france and italy in a vw camper

Selena Pierre

Dec 16 at 05:29 am
roadtrip from Florida to keywest,Orlando,Georgia, and new orleans

Kendell McKern

Dec 09 at 15:39 pm
Drove the PCH from Az, Cali, Oregon, to Seattle. Camped in big sur. Drove thousands of miles. Saw the space needle, the gum wall, Japanese gardens, Golden Gate Bridge, and tons more.

Bucketlist127 User

Dec 09 at 11:32 am
solana cagayan valley trip with friends!:)

Cherie Stratton

Mar 01 at 12:10 pm
in new Zealand

Cindy c

Feb 28 at 23:41 pm

Pam Whetstone

Feb 28 at 23:38 pm
From Northern WI to Orlando, FL. (24 hrs in a car).

Pilar Uría

Feb 28 at 06:47 am
Uruguayan and Irish road trips ❤

Scott Bair

Feb 21 at 00:17 am
Many times. Arizona 2011 and DC 2016 were the longest.

Ace Hearts

Feb 20 at 15:20 pm
road trip to east coast

Cristina Campagnolo

Feb 13 at 15:20 pm
Toscana, Italy, all on the road

constanta l

Feb 12 at 21:27 pm

Karinee S

Jan 27 at 09:15 am

Joana Martins

Jan 22 at 14:30 pm
Deep into Spain

Rosalind Pingleton

Jan 12 at 18:16 pm

Paul Wade

Jan 12 at 14:24 pm
America West Coast - Seattle to Vegas

Nirlisha Pillay

Jan 12 at 01:47 am
Road tripping to Nelspruit to see the waterfalls, hike, see the Gods window.

Chris Souza

Jan 10 at 15:11 pm
Took the family to the river.

Lolly Gwabavu

Jan 10 at 05:03 am
Still memorable - Jozi/PE


Jan 04 at 23:13 pm
Funny experience !

Alina Masotti

Dec 31 at 05:01 am
Road trips aren't as exciting as they sound.

Shannon Kokkonen

Dec 29 at 08:38 am
2016 VA Trip


Dec 28 at 20:03 pm
Dan man, Al-Khobar Beach.

Antonis Demetriou

Dec 24 at 21:19 pm
London Bruges Cologne Prague Budapest Belgrade Sofia Athens

Daiana Muniz

Dec 17 at 00:35 am

Kate S

Dec 16 at 21:05 pm


Dec 16 at 10:21 am
Was with great people

Kimberley Ann

Nov 07 at 14:08 pm
brazil and europe

Madison Harrington

Jun 17 at 15:20 pm
I go on road trips all the time. But this one I want to do with Landon.

layaa labbani

Jun 07 at 15:59 pm
Only with my friends and make 1000000 amazing memories

Harshvardhan Nigam

Jun 11 at 07:56 am
with parents & fam tho

Luis Torres

Nov 12 at 00:41 am
From Valencia to Cádiz, good memories.

Melissa Tolson

Feb 13 at 22:15 pm
Road trip across states. MO, IL, IN, KY, TN, WV, VA, and NC

Saida Bouhmidi

Jan 02 at 18:39 pm
Australia trip

Dani França

Dec 28 at 16:14 pm
it was sick

Saz Kamal

Sep 09 at 13:55 pm
Roadtrip to Denmark 2008 and 2009 with friends

Josili Hehe

Aug 21 at 04:34 am

Bach Van

Jul 31 at 08:27 am
Germany to Spain

Gul Gulseven

May 23 at 22:12 pm
we rented a car for 2 weeks


Apr 20 at 10:11 am
Love trip CA, NV, AZ

Valentina Lomborg

Apr 08 at 06:11 am
Helping my girlfriend move from California to Florida

Diana Croitoriu

Apr 07 at 12:15 pm

Siru Wallin

Mar 24 at 03:39 am
Plus many, many times after that

sydney Melvin

Mar 19 at 06:30 am

Milena Petkova

Feb 14 at 02:19 am
trip in Bulgaria with friends and car...it was amazing experience! I haven't seen so many awesome places