Road trips are easily the best American pastime; from jaunts into the Great Smoky Mountains to the classic Route 66 family adventure, to visiting America's Best National Parks. It is with great happiness that it’s picking back up as one of the country’s favorite ways to get out of town and escape into travel mode. But unlike yesteryear, there’s plenty of apps to help get rid of the blues when driving across country, whether you’re going on a solo journey or taking the whole crew. So before you head out, make sure you’re a little download happy, and check out these picks!
If you are about to embark on a road trip this is a question you will have to ask yourself every night. Where should I pull over to spend the night?
When you're on a road trip it is important to get a good night's sleep to take full advantage of whatever the new day brings.
Assuming you are not staying in a hotel or looking for a place to pitch a tent, it can be quite difficult finding somewhere to sleep. You want somewhere that has privacy, is safe and quiet. Some place you can cook dinner and use the facilities when nature calls. However it can be tough to tick all of the boxes just mentioned!
But I have managed to compile a list of 7 places you can park overnight and sleep on a road trip ALONG with their ADVANTAGES and DISADVANTAGES.
Planning a road trip across America? Or are you thinking about living in a van full time? Well you're in for a hell of an amazing experience! Seeing the USA from the road is spectacular and allows you to reach some extraordinary places you wouldn't be able to visit by plane or tour bus. But that doesn't mean life on the road is always easy. Ask any van dweller or somebody who has already driven across America (road warrior I like to call them/us) what the biggest challenge they encountered was, and the answers are almost always the same...
a) Where can I park overnight to sleep that is safe?
b) Where will my next shower come from?
If you are reading this post then you are probably wondering the same thing. Well, unless you are planning to rent out an RV that is already equipped with showering facilities or have it in your budget to stay in a hotel/motel every night, keep reading to find out our tips and secrets on best places to shower on a road trip.
Two Aussies road-tripping across the USA. Our goal is to discover America's wild places and vibrant cities... and make the most of every moment. Read more