The spring road trip season is right around the corner, but before you start making any travel plans, you might want to think about who you plan to bring along for the ride. If psychologists are correct and you become like the 5 people that you spend the most time with, you should definitely choose your road trip companions wisely. You’ve probably come across these characters over the years, but would you invite them along on a long road trip?
You know the one. No matter how many interesting places or people you come across on your travels, Debbie Downer will always find something to complain about. Trying to get this person to see the positive in any situation is like trying to sell ice to an Eskimo. Do yourself a favor and save the invite for someone who can find the silver lining in challenging situations instead. You’ll have a much happier road trip experience if you do.
Even though you just pulled out of the driveway 10 minutes ago, Potty-Break Paul has to stop RIGHT NOW, and then in another 20 minutes… and in another 20 minutes after that. You’re really not sure if you’ll ever get to your final destination. Although, if you have a recreational vehicle or motorhome with a bathroom on board, you can just pull over instead of going out of your way to find a gas station. Don’t forget that there are seatbelt laws in every state that you need to abide by. You can’t get up and walk around in a motorhome while it is going down the highway to use the bathroom, get a snack, or for any other reason.
You can’t ask her a question about where to go or what to do because she can’t make a decision. You’ll be the one to make all of the decisions about whether to take the scenic routes or the highways, whether to stop at little “Mom and Pop” diners or restaurant chains, and to determine which RV parks or campgrounds to stay at.
Backseat Driver Dan
We all know one of these road trip party poopers. This is the person who uses the “air brake” from the passenger side of the RV or who makes a point of telling you if you are driving 2 miles per hour slower or faster than you should be. Basically, this person finds anything and everything wrong with your driving and makes a point of letting you know. Do yourself a favor and leave Mr. Backseat Driver at home so that you can relax and enjoy your road trip.
Now that you’ve decided who you don’t want to go on a road trip with, start making a list of people you do want to invite along. Don’t have a big enough vehicle? There are plenty of pre-owned RVs for sale or motorhomes for sale near you. Call Easy Escapes RV at (863) 450-4915 if we can help you find a used RV that’s a good fit, or if you’d like to sell the RV you currently have.