Are you suffering from insomnia?
Are you feeling stressed lately?
Do you feel tired a lot nowadays?
Then there is something you require urgently!
That is a break and the best way to let go of all that stress and fatigue is by packing your stuff, putting that in the trunk and starting the engine to get ready to enjoy ‘yourself’ on a trip full of adventure and nothing else.
The best way to experience this is by planning a road trip. Road trip, be it a bike trip or car trip, is on the travel bucket list of many and if you don’t have one, you will plan one immediately after watching a couple of Bollywood movies, which never gets tired of this storyline.
One will understand the true fun of a road trip when they have succeeded in proving this right-
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.” -Paulo Coelho
Road trip: Why you should plan
If you haven’t met for long, do that NOW!
And what better way to catch up on all the left out stories than chatting with your friends while forgetting all your worries and driving past some great locations, you never know existed. Sing along and laugh remembering all those old memories you created in school together!
Road trip playlists are very famous and driving while listening to some great music can reduce that driving stress to half. Grooving on the feet- tapping music of ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ or the energizing ‘Calma (remix)’ makes the travel journey fun and cool. If the plugging in looks too cumbersome then count till three and start singing, all along!
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‘De- mobilize’ yourself
Using your phone while driving is definitely a big no but when out on a car trip with your family or friends, leave that five-inch device and focus more on people around you. Look around and be speechless seeing some amazing creations or capture those great moments you witness.
Discover the unexpected!
Driving from one place to another requires time and there can be instances where the road trip may take more hours than you anticipated. It can even happen that during your car trip, the tyre punctured and the night descends on the way, forcing you to stop by at a place. No worries! Stay there, look for a nice place to stay over and rest and explore that area if it is new to you. Do not rush over to complete the road trip in the set time because road trip is meant to be enjoyed.
Definitely stop around those roadside ‘dhaba’s’!
This is because they offer some of the best food you can ever taste in your entire life! Trust me, you will never feel disappointed because no one ever did! Your stomach will be satisfied but not your hunger. They are small in appearance but their food speaks for itself there. One of the main reasons for going on a bike trip or road trip has to be this!
It is a road of self- discovery
How you manage and carry yourself is what is demanded by road trip. If you are going solo, a bike trip can be a great option. With the great location and a limit on your budget, to enjoy the whole trip requires skill and that is how one can reflect on themselves and prioritize their expenses. In the face of any danger or tight situation, to manage well is what one learns from going on such trips. Look around and stay alert. Listen to what people have to say and then decide whether to head north or turn west.
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M stands for Memories
From that car breakdown when you took the car trip with the family to the road being too bumpy for a bike trip with your backpack, there can be some moments that will make one laugh when thinking about them. Become a great storyteller describing all those moments you spent dancing with the locals in their festival or how ordering that extra spicy food actually made you cry!
Remember the reason
Remember why you are going on a road trip and enjoy it. You are there with your friends after a long time, going on a car trip, so do not ask about the job details but ask details about how that one friend convinced his/her family of his/her marriage. When you are on a bike trip with your sibling, remember that time how you copied your parent’s signature for a test paper in which you scored low. If the trip is to relax, then do so.
Look closely, there is a masterpiece!
Remember the clip from the movie, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ where all are traveling by car and there are horses running by. Or how in ‘Piku’, the protagonist, on a road trip from Delhi to Kolkata, captures some great view in her camera? That is the essence of going on a road trip. If you are opting for a car trip, then enjoy the sunflower field on either side. Or when going on a bike trip, enjoy the fresh air hitting on your face and refresh.
Everything in between A to Z
When you go from Delhi to Kolkata via flight, you ONLY go to Kolkata but if taking a road trip from Delhi to Kolkata, you go from all those places in between. You can buy some great handloom stuff from Etawah and can stop for some mouth-watering roadside delicacies in Kanpur. One can even enjoy the bliss of experiencing the Ganga Aarti in Benares. So, extract as much as you can when it comes to fun!
What do you enjoy more about road trips?
Seriously saying, every goddamn thing!
From ‘Dhaba’ food to the great view, one can get the fun of playing together to knowing more about others and their own selves. The road trip is not just a means of reaching the destination but it is an adventure in itself. How to fit in everyone’s luggage in the car truck to sharing the same packet of chips with everyone, these small moments make the journey complete, in every sense. To decoding who has the highest degree in bathroom singing, the car trip seems satisfying. After a tiring day, stopping at the roadside for a ‘kulhad’ of tea while the rain stops, makes the bike trip amazingly beautiful and serene.
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