// MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR SUMMER ROADTRIP //
I’ve become obsessed with plotting out and planning road trips for no particular occasion other than to fantasize about the freedom to just drive and the excitement of seeing some remarkable places.
In the past couple of years I’ve been on a number of shorter, 3-5 day, excursions and long day trips that included enough driving relative to the length of the trip that I’d put them in the same category.
Here are few things I’ve managed to glean:
1. HAVE REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS: it’s hard not to really build up your next big adventure as a magical journey full of memories and soul-touching breakthroughs…but honestly, setting such high expectations will only lead to disappointment or frustration. Let’s be real. Life happens. Things you can’t predict will interfere. And when that happens, be flexible. The shorter the pedestal you’ve placed your expectations, the less difficult it will be to keep your cool.
2. EMBRACE THE CIRCUMSTANCES: Yep, go with the flow. When that unpredictable thing happens, how will you react? Will you dig your heels in and demand everyone trek through the desert in 105 degree heat because you just had to do that one hike or will you head back to the hotel pool and be open to making memories in a new way?
3. GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO BAIL: Whether it’s cutting the road trip short or skipping a particular stop you had mapped out, leave room for improvisation. Taking the pressure off of checking off every box and hitting every destination will help you stay present and make more intuitive decisions based on how you’re feeling. Sticking to the plan for the sake of sticking to it turns your trip into a chore.
Happy travels and have fun Wild Women!
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