There’s nothing that quite screams summer like taking an annual road trip. With the warm sun beating down on your skin and the pleasant air running through your hair, road trips are a great adventure to have. Some of the best ones center around road trip themes.
3 road trip themes to plan around for your summer vacation
If you want to experience a road trip but aren’t quite sure where to go, these are three themes that you may want to consider planning your trip around this summer.
Ghost hunting can be a lot of fun. If you and your family or friends enjoy the idea of things getting a little spooky, then you should plan your road trip around some haunted locations. Every community and state is known for at least one haunted place. Some states even have cities offering plenty of ghost hunting experiences.
Not sure what might be interesting? Research before hitting the road. Just be sure you don’t bring anything—or anyone—back with you. Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, ghost tours give you a unique look into an area’s history and local lore.
If you happen to love celebrities or historical figures, then you should plan a road trip around visiting their popular sites and hangouts. Perhaps Elvis Presley once stopped at a restaurant close by. Or maybe there’s a hotel that seems to be the resting spot for famous rock stars.
You can usually uncover quite a bit if unknown information by visiting those locations. While you can’t just drive up a celebrity’s driveway to greet them, you can at least enter the area where they live and spend their time. It might be an interesting way to see how A-list stars live.
Battlefield Road Trip
For history buffs, no road trip is complete without visiting some of the major battlefields in the country. While wars have been fought off the country’s soil in recent decades, there are plenty of battlefields that have great historic significance. The Revolutionary War and the Civil War are both excellent historical events to begin with. They have battlefields that range across most of the Eastern and Central part of the United States.
It’s easy to follow the paths made by the troops as you explore one battlefield from the next and learn intimate details about the war as you progress. Be sure to stay in historic hotels along the way, too.
Road trips can be a lot of fun and are the perfect opportunity for spontaneity. These three road trip themes are just a few of the trips offering unique experiences. Be sure to repair your car—everything from your windows to the turbo charger—before you set out on your grand adventure. With a little planning and a great attitude, you’ll be on your way!
About the Writer: Dixie Somers is a freelance writer and blogger for business, home, and family niches. Dixie lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the proud mother of three beautiful girls and wife to a wonderful husband.
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