Sunday, 22 July 2012
Road Trip Week: My Ideal Road Trip
HOWEVER. We readers don't like to live in reality very much, do we? So here is my ideal road trip...
1. Car: Something roomy, a 4x4 would make me feel much safer. Enough room in the back to kip if needs be.
2. Road trip mates: I think 3 people is a good number, 2 is sometimes a bit intimate and intense. I like the idea of a good friend and a relative stranger (though not a person you picked up off the street at random) kinda like the dynamic in Saving June. Also, as I'm single, a fit boy. Obvs. And they would have to be able to do the driving, because I do not do that.
3. Location: This depends. I love the idea of traveling down the East Coast of America, but at the same time I think a tour of Europe would be pretty freaking amazing. And there'd be lots of different stuff to see. I think I'd want to start in Paris and end in Greece, and drive through all of Eastern Europe which I think is much more interesting and bizarre than Western Europe.
4.Stops: I'd like to do a mix of things. Some cultural stops for stuff like the Louvre, Pere Lachaise, the Acropolis, but I'd also like to stop for insane things like the Paprika museum in Budapest (I didn't make that up), to go on some swings, to crash a party, for an unscheduled swim etc.
5.Music: Diverse! I'm not the biggest music fan, but when I do listen to it I like it to be diverse. Lots of anthems that EVERYONE knows and you can shout along to, plus music that the other people on your trip like and can get you into. Bohemian Rhapsody is a must for ANY car journey. I also really like audio books in the car.
6.Snacks: Possibly THE most important part of any road trip? There would be lots of McDonald's in my road trip, as that is like, my favourite thing to eat. Plus big, sharing bags of crisps (especially paprika crisps, which exist a lot in Europe but not much in the UK). Drinks wise, I should probably just drink water as I am a self-confessed fizzy-drinks addict, but I will go with iced tea, in any flavour.
And there we have it! My dream road trip, pretty much. If you were going to plan one, how would it be?