Whooohoooo!!! Today marks the official start of my vacation! For the next 2 1/2 weeks I am on holidays and I couldn't be more excited. First part of out holidays id going to be spent up in Kelowna where we will be moving later this year. Today we are road tripping up to the Okanagan. If you have ever take a road trip from Vancouver to the Okanagan you will know it really is spectacular. Driving through the mountains is amazing, you can go though 3 different climate changes within the 4 hour drive.
I have to admit road trips are not my favorite but this time I am really looking forward to it. Spending a few days in a city I will call home later this year is exciting. I am looking forward to doing some exploring during the few days there.
My road trip style is pretty simple, comfort is really what I go for when I am on a road trip. I recently purchased these leggings from Victoria Secret Sports collection and I have to admit they have become my favorite pants ever! They are super soft and super comfortable.
I am sure you all have your own things you do or take along on any road trip, but I wanted to share with you some of my favorite tips when road tripping:
Make a plan, but not a strict one. If you’ve got a time limit (as most road trippers do), it’s smart to plot out which city you’ll sleep in each night before setting off. Plan so your driving time is eight hours or less per day, but don’t plan anything more than that. Remember this is a adventure so where you stop might be something you plan as you go, you never know what will catch your eye while driving.
Pack light so there’s room to collect. You’re going to find authentic suveniers everywhere so make sure you have room to collect them and bring them home.
Announce your whereabouts. Text someone — a friend or your parents — the name of the place you stay each night and which city you plan to reach by the next night. In the very rare event that anything sketchy happens, it’s good to have a public record of where you are.
Make up your own road games. Unlock the “are we there yet?” child within and use your pent-up creativity to pass the time. Play a game of “seven questions” instead of 21. Be creative and have fun.
Ask a local where to eat. Nine times out of ten, a local will lead you to a tastier, cheaper dinner with better ambiance than a guidebook could ever suggest.
Embrace the gas station. Some are gourmet. Some, less so. But they’ve got cheap eats, classic candies, bathrooms, and fuel all in one. Stop at gas stations often, and you’re bound to hit some stellar ones.
Take pictures! …and not just the Instagram kind. Road trips are prime fodder for beautiful scrapbooks and bulletin boards once you get home.
Happy Road tripping!